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Physician Assistant - Pain Management
Ref No.: 16-00035
Category: Physician Assistant
Location: Fairfield, California
Start Date: 03/04/2016
Physician Assistant - Pain Management
THE Gateway to the Pacific and West coast living

The Community - Fairfield, CA
Fairfield is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future. Fairfield combines a prime commercial real estate location, room for growing businesses, and a large and talented work force. Affordable housing, good schools and close proximity to many of the San Francisco Bay Area's world-famous destinations make Fairfield attractive for employers and workers. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 36 miles from the city center of both cities, approximately 31 miles from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles from Napa Valley, 16 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. It is located in the North-eastern part of the Bay Area. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo.

Travis Air Force Base
Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the "Gateway to the Pacific ", Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States. Today, Travis AFB includes approximately 7,260 active USAF military personnel, 4,250 Air Force Reserve personnel and 3,770 civilians. Travis AFB has a major impact on the community as a number of military families and retirees have chosen to make Fairfield their permanent home. Travis AFB is the largest employer in the City and Solano County as well, and the massive Travis workforce has a local economic impact of more than $1 billion annually. The Base also contributes a large number of highly skilled people to the local labor pool. The base is also host to David Grant USAF Medical Center, a 265-bed, $200 million Air Force teaching hospital, which serves both in-service and retired military personnel.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but not limited to)
  • Obtain comprehensive patient histories. Perform physical examinations.
  • Assess patients, interpret diagnostic tests.
  • Make diagnoses related to pain syndromes.
  • Initiate and manage treatment plans including recommending and prescribing medications.
  • Engages in independent decision making to provide excellence in pain management.
  • Diagnose and treat health care and chronic diseases.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Promotes positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Collaborate with physicians as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must maintain a current, active, valid and unrestricted license or authorizing document from any U.S. State, District of Columbia; or U.S. Territory or jurisdiction to provide health care within the scope of practice for a specific health care discipline.
  • Must have a current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate or Controlled Drug Substance number as appropriated.
  • Be a graduate of an educational accreditional by the Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation on behalf of the American Medical Association.
  • Be a graduate Physician Assistant qualified by academic and practical education to provide patient services as a physician extender under supervision of a physician.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basics Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Heart Association.
  • Have a minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in Pain Management.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
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