Physician Assistant, Correctional Facility - Regional Physician Assistant
Job Number: 5652967
Location: Headquarters - Elk Grove
Department Name: California Correctional Health Care Services
Region: Northern California
Time Base/FT/PT: Full Time
Closing Date/FFD: Until Filled
Physician Assistant, Correctional Facility - Regional Physician Assistant
$135,144 - $155,748 Annual Range
California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking a Physician Assistant with experience in clinical process improvement to help enhance the delivery of medical care and support the recruitment and retention of medical providers within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations’ (CDCR) correctional institutions. 

Under the supervision of the Regional Deputy Medical Executive, you will: 

  • Orient, coach, and mentor new providers; complete or review probationary evaluations; and conduct focused professional practice evaluations

  • Participate in provider meetings, onsite or virtual Care Team Huddles, and Population Management Working Sessions; present educational material and train providers on the Complete Care Model and the use of clinical decision support tools

  • Provide direct patient care for vacancy relief as needed and may be included in the physician on call roster

  • Review dashboards for practice and process patterns; collaborate on improvement initiatives; and facilitate Root Cause Analysis

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert with leadership and workforce development staff in support of provider recruitment efforts; deliver presentations at hospitals, schools, and residency programs; and attend recruitment events

  • Travel to CDCR correctional institutions throughout California 

All physician assistants (PAs) with CCHCS must have current board certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  

This distinctive opportunity is based at the Elk Grove Regional office.

Located approximately 15 miles south of Sacramento, Elk Grove is a friendly bedroom community featuring modern neighborhoods, excellent schools, and all of the amenities you and your family desire.

In return for your efforts, CCHCS provides a competitive compensation package, including:
  • 40-hour workweek – affords you true work-life balance
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  •  Robust 401(k) and 457 savings plans (tax defer up to $41,000 - $54,000 per year)
  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • Paid CEU with paid time off to attend
  • And much more
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order on August 19, 2021 which requires workers working in a healthcare setting at all local and state correctional facilities and detention centers be vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, all workers identified under the CDPH Order are required to either be vaccinated or submit a medical or religious accommodation. While working through either of these interactive processes, staff shall wear an N95 mask and test twice-weekly (with at least 72 hours between each test) until they comply with the August 19, 2021 CDPH Order. 
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