Physician Assistant – ON CALL

Full Time
Niobrara, NE 68760
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Job description


Physician Assistant – ON CALL

Position Number:

464 Open



Reports To:

Medical Director








Grade 15 ($39.64-$57.77)


This position is under the direct supervision of the Medical Director and is primarily responsible for assessing the health status of the patient as related to physical, psychosocial, development, mental health, and providing medical care for ambulatory patients, acute patients, individuals and families in an outpatient medical clinic. This is an on-call position who will support the needs of Ponca Health Services in the absence of other staff.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services to patients and family members in a primary care facility under guidance of a physician.
  • Secures a health and development history from the patient or parent; records findings and makes critical evaluations.
  • Performs or requests special screening and developmental tests and laboratory tests and interprets the results.
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional, or mental problems.
  • Makes decisions concerning medical care needs of patients with physicians.
  • Provides direct medical care in the presence of illness or disability in order to maintain life, provide comfort, reduce distress and enhance coping ability.
  • Provides surveillance over medical practices applied to stabilize chronically ill persons; adjusts treatments within established standing order recognizing when to refer the patient to the physician or other health team members.
  • Work collaboratively with physicians in management of selected complex medical problems.
  • Participates with other professionals and agencies involved in providing health care and services required to include immunization and disease control, environmental health and health education.
  • Provide a full range of emergency services or crisis intervention including life saving emergency procedures in order to stabilize a patient sufficiently to transport to a hospital facility.
  • Evaluates the medical aspects of treatment plans periodically recognizing the need for reassessment by a physician or other health professionals.
  • Provides medical care and preventive services to health individuals, including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, accidents, child growth and development and child rearing.
  • Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops or initiates plans to meet these needs.
  • Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance, and other purposes.
  • Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education, staff meetings and workshops.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Relationships and Authority:

Incumbent will have no supervisory authority.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

This position is located within an outpatient medical clinical setting. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. Subject to emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel and visitors.



  • Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors.
  • Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience as a certified physician assistant and completion of an accredited physician assistant educational program as described above.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access programs.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have valid driver's license and be insurable.
  • Must successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  • Able and willing to travel.


  • A minimum of three years of work experience as a certified physician assistant and completion of an accredited physician assistant educational program is required.
  • One or more years experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act.

Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 10/25/22

Human Resources Final: 10/25/22

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