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Sample physician assistant job description

[Company X] provides comprehensive care that improves patients’ lives. We are seeking a compassionate, qualified physician assistant to join our team from [M–F 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.] with [occasional on-call time on weekends]. The ideal candidate has experience assessing and treating individuals with [musculoskeletal injuries]. They will perform physical exams, obtain patient medical histories, order tests, plan treatments, and counsel patients. We invite you to apply to a team that embraces your talents and supports your desire to make a difference by providing outstanding care.

Objectives of this role

  • Promote and maintain high standards of patient care
  • Provide high-quality medical services under supervision of a physician
  • Assist with short-term and long-term patient care issues
  • Recommend treatments, medicines, and therapies
  • Chart patient progress and maintain detailed, accurate health records
  • Lend support to the lead physician or surgeon, collaborating with the team as needed


  • Perform physical examinations and elicit detailed, accurate patient histories
  • Determine patient conditions based on diagnostic imaging and test results
  • Formulate therapeutic plans and treatments, which may include prescriptions
  • Provide routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, sutures, wound care, aspirations, casting, and blood specimen collection
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge via Continuing Medical Education credits or equivalent in country of hire
  • Protect patient confidentiality, maintain ethics, and abide by all applicable laws

Skills and qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency, which may include licensure and/or certification
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and procedural techniques
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Analytical thinking skills with the ability to investigate and diagnose
  • Competence with technology and ability to use various tools in the clinical setting
  • Professionalism with excellent communication and customer service skills

Preferred qualifications

  • One or more years of background experience in the related specialty
  • Strong skills in mathematics and statistical analysis
  • Flexible schedule and availability
  • Experience working independently, as a liaison, and as part of a team
  • Active learner with a desire and willingness to continue education and training
  • Understanding of the legal aspects of confidentiality and patient care