Full-Time Physician Assistant – Department of Humanities, Health and Society
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
Department of Humanities, Health and Society
The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks applicants for a Physician Assistant position within the Department of Humanities, Health and Society. The Physician Assistant in this role will provide and coordinate general household-centered socio-medical care and treatment to patients in households and medical facilities, in collaboration with an interprofessional team. This includes collaborating with medical faculty, NeighborhoodHELP (NHELP) outreach team, behavioral health team, and clinical staff to develop and assess the outcomes of innovative household-centered care models and to incorporate outreach interventions and behavioral health into assessments and care plans. The Physician Assistant will work with the population health work group to develop and implement population health and quality improvement activities targeting both the Mobile Health Center population and the broader NHELP household population.
This position will be assigned to one of four Panther Learning Communities to work with students, faculty, and staff on population health activities for that geographical region. The Physician Assistant will participate in classroom sessions to prepare Physician Assistant (PA) students for their roles in NHELP, coordinate the involvement of PA students in value- added roles targeting population health and quality improvement, supervise interprofessional students in household- centered and population-focused activities, and participate in research activities focused on demonstrating outcomes of the household-centered care model.
Minimum qualifications include graduation from a Physician Assistant Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA and a Florida Physician Assistant (PA) license or be able to obtain a Florida Physician Assistant (PA) license at the time of hire. Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification is required for this position. A Master of Science (M.S.) degree and at least one (1) year of related experience as a Physician Assistant are preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522347 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by April 30, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.