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Physician Assistant 

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Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant works closely with multidisciplinary clinic, community-based, or schoolbased

treatment teams supporting children, youth and young adults with mental illness to function

optimally in residential, home, community and school settings. In consultation with the

Psychiatrist, the Physician Assistant provides medication support services and diagnostic

consultation, collaborates closely with other team members, prescribes psychotropic medication,

and documents all services provided. Along with the rest of the team, the Physician Assistant is

active in supporting and implementing individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive,

participant/family-centered approaches to treatment.

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Position Requirements



1. Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program (PA) associated with a medical school and

accredited by ARC - PA or graduate of accredited PA Program with a Master of Science

in Physician Assistant Studies.

2. Successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination

(PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician

Assistants (NCCPA).

3. Current active, unrestricted CA Physician Assistant license in good standing (or able to

obtain the license within 6 months of hire) and have PA-C designation.

4. Completion of one clinical rotation in psychiatry and/or mental health setting.

5. Valid CA BRN issued Furnishing License (or able to obtain within 9 months of hire).

6. Valid DEA Schedule II certificate (or DEA Number eligible) (or able to obtain within 9

months of hire).

7. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.

8. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young

adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.

9. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed

care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are

responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress.

10. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 10 days after


11. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.

12. Access to dependable transportation available and personal car insurance.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Req Number SOC-18-00266  
Location FFYC - Oakland  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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