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Physician Assistant Pool

Apply now Job no: 539769
Work type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Type of Appointment: Temporary, or Temporary, Hourly, Intermittent (THI)

Collective Bargaining Unit: CSUEU Unit 2


Classification Salary Range: $6,392 - $12,335 per month



Student Health & Counseling Services is an organizational unit within the Division of Student Affairs.  The unit strives for excellence in student services by adhering to the Themes and Values adopted by the Division (i.e., a Student-Centered Philosophy, Teamwork, Interconnectedness, Quality Contact, Passion, Compassion, Integrity, and Flexibility). The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is to promote academic and personal success and help students develop healthy lifestyles by providing student-centered, professional, and quality medical, psychological, and health education services to our diverse community. Student Health & Counseling Services provides ambulatory health care and health education programs for the students of the university.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them for the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to this classification.

Physician Assistants typically perform work involving some or all of the following duties:

  • Perform complete physical examinations, including obtaining detailed medical histories, using applicable clinical techniques and diagnostic tools.
  • Diagnose common acute and chronic illnesses and injuries and develop treatment plans based upon an evaluation of a patient¿s medical history, physical examination, and test results.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate common laboratory and other standard diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • May perform CLIA-waived testing.
  • Establish and document the health care treatment plans and prognoses for patients treatments, including referrals to specialists in such areas as, but not limited to, dermatology, ENT, OB/GYN, or physical or occupational therapy or social services.
  • Maintain records, progress notes, and provisions for continuity of care for each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician and peer review group to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Transmit medication to patients, provided the supervising physician has delegated the authority to do so and the incumbent possesses a valid transmitting number.
  • In some cases, incumbents also may be required to possess and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate to transmit specific controlled substances.
  • Instruct and counsel patients regarding medical problems, use of medications, and compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, family planning, emotional problems, preventive health care, and health maintenance.
  • May perform procedures and minor surgeries such as injections, immunizations, skin biopsies, suturing and wound care, minor orthopedic procedures, and incisions and draining.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures in response to life threatening situations according to established protocols.
  • Collaborate and consult with physicians and other health care professionals on more complicated health problems and referrals.
  • Maintain compliance with established university policies, procedures, and protocols for quality assurance and infection control.
  • Keep current with developments in physician assistant and medical field pertinent to the scope of practice.
  • May be assigned to provide lead work direction to specified health center support staff.
  • Lead work direction involves organizing and planning work, training and orienting employees, scheduling support staff, assigning and reviewing work, and providing input to employee selection and performance evaluations.


  • Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based physician assistant medical training Program or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of California. Licensing by the Medical Board of California requires passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). If delegated authority to transmit medications, incumbents must possess and maintain a valid California transmitting number. In addition, incumbents who have been delegated the authority to transmit specific controlled substances must also possess and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate.
  • Thorough knowledge of medical theories, practices and protocols relative to the scope of practice; thorough knowledge of subject areas such as growth and development, pathophysiology, psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, nutrition, disease management, and the principles of health maintenance; applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Physician Assistant; and if assigned lead work direction, general knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices.
  • Incumbents must possess the abilities and clinical competence required to work as a licensed Physician Assistant including, but not limited to, the ability to work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician; demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, assessing patient needs, and making appropriate referrals; use clinical techniques and diagnostic tools; interpret laboratory and other test results; keep current with developments in the medical field pertinent to the incumbent¿s scope of practice; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health center staff; be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients; and, if assigned, provide lead work direction to specified health center support staff.


Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU’s mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California’s schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU’s business operations almost exclusively reside within California.   The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at


Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate’s conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at  


Employment Eligibility Verification

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. For more information, go to


Conflict of Interest

This position may be a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting a designated position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.  See policy at


Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

The person holding this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at


Security & Fire Safety

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for viewing at: and


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.


Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at More information is available at:



Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: and at


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