Kaiser Permanente Physician Assistant Urgent Care Downey in Downey, California

Physician Assistants (PA) provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. Under physician supervision, Pas provide care in areas within KP in primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Practice Guidelines and Protocols for Ambulatory and Hospital-Based Practice. They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Functions:

  • Collect subjective data (obtain history).

  • Collect objective data (perform a physical exam).

  • Develop an assessment (diagnosis).

  • Develop and implement a management plan.

  • Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources within the community.

  • Order pharmacologic interventions.

  • Develop and implement an educational plan.

  • Plan for appropriate follow-up care.

  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience unless specified by department.


  • Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant Program

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current California Physician Assistant License.

  • National certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) - (Must be obtained from NCCPA for initial State PA license, need not be maintained).

  • DEA Registration Number.


  • National Provider Identification Number (NPI).

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with physicians and members in a confident and concise manner.

  • Ability t o function with minimal supervision, problem solve and make decisions in a fast pace environment.


  • Will be responsible for assuring appropriatedocumentation, discharge instructions and arrangement for follow up care.

  • Will be assigned to Urgent Care (Medical/and Surgical)Ability to work 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week,weekends, days, evenings, and holidays.

  • Required to work weekends and evenings and close shifts.

  • Must meet minimum shift requirements.

  • Hours and days may vary due to operational needs of department.

  • Shift hours may vary two hours before or after posted shift times based on department needs.

  • Other duties as needed.


TITLE: Physician Assistant Urgent Care Downey

LOCATION: Downey, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.