1511-Co-Faculty Inpatient Physician Assistant

Job #:  1511

Come join the Hospitalist Team at Santiam Hospital in Stayton, Oregon. This Inpatient Physician Assistant, Co-faculty position is in collaboration with the School of Physician Assistant Studies (SPA) at Pacific University. This is a full-time clinical position, practicing in both the inpatient and emergency medicine departments at Santiam Hospital: http://santiamhospital.org/. In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate SPA student clinical rotations at the hospital and be actively involved in teaching the clinicians of tomorrow.

With support from the Supervising Physician Organization (SPO), the Hospitalist Physician Assistant is responsible for management of selected at-risk or complex patients in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare team members. Must demonstrate the knowledge, critical thinking and skills to plan, coordinate, and provide care on a continuing basis. Including the ability to:

·          Assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients’ healthcare problems/needs. Anticipate and communicate changes in patient status to meet the needs of the patient.

·          Collaborate with staff to identify the educational needs of patients and caregivers.

·          Complete thorough, timely documentation in accordance with facility policy.

·          Coordinate plan of care with responsible physician/s.

·          Demonstrate a thorough and current knowledge of disease processes while conducting a comprehensive health history and physical examination or problem-focused assessment.

·          Demonstrate the ability to appropriately assess patients, apply clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, and implement changes to the plan of care.

·          Perform and document ongoing patient assessment and formulate plan of care in collaboration with medical staff.

·          Mentor physician assistant students in an innovative clinical environment.



1.             Certified Physician Assistant; eligible for license in Oregon.

2.             Master's degree or higher.

3.             Minimum of three years clinical experience (>5 preferred) as a practicing clinician, actively involved in hospitalist/inpatient/emergency care.

4.             Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

5.             Engages in open, collaborative and collegial interactions with others.

6.             Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to motivate students to achieve goals and objectives.

7.             Excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of electronic health records systems.

The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest and competencies, curriculum vita, and names of three references to Dr. Mary Von, DHEd, PA-C, Chair, SPA Clinical Faculty Search Committee; School of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University; 222 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 551, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-4218. For more information and to review detailed hiring policies and procedures, go to www.pacificu.edu. Materials may also be submitted electronically to: maryvon@pacificu.edu.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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