Physician Assistant II/III – Community Health Clinics

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RUHS Medical Center


The Riverside University Health System Community Health Clinics have Physician Assistant opportunities throughout Riverside County.

Join our team and perform physical examinations, evaluate patient health, develop diagnoses, and perform diagnostic and medical care management services. 

  • Candidates with Obstetrics and Pediatric experience are highly desired.*



Meet the Team: 

Riverside University Health System is a leader in transforming community healthcare and inspiring wellness, bringing hope and healing to those they serve.


  • Take patient health histories; perform physical examinations; record findings and assess the health status of patients; identify abnormalities and/or concerns.
  • Order, review and interpret diagnostic and screening procedures; perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; perform minor surgical procedures under supervision of a physician.
  • Instruct and counsel patients and their families on matters pertaining to their physical and mental health; refer patients for further diagnosis and/or treatment when indicated.
  • Identify patients who require immediate attention of a physician; initiate specified emergency treatment.
  • Carry out approved treatment plans; assist the physician in providing services to patients requiring continuing care including the review and implementation of treatment and therapy plans.
  • Assist in orienting less experienced physician assistants; collaborate with other physician assistants and physicians to review protocols for healthcare.
  • Identify needs for continuing education for physician assistants, medical students, and resident physicians and make recommendations for meeting such needs.
  • May present in-service training or staff development programs as designated by supervising physician.
  • Participate in analysis of clinic concerns and work with other department staff to solve problems.
  • Collaborate with other department staff to modify patient record-keeping requirements and forms; identify need for modification of standardized procedures for physician assistants and initiate collaboration with supervising physician to implement changes.
  • Participate in community activities on health related issues.


Physician Assistant II

One year of experience as a Physician Assistant


Possession of a license or interim approval to practice as a Physician Assistant, issued by the State Board of Medical Quality Assurance and current Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate (DEA).

Physician Assistant III

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in physician assistant studies, public health, health sciences, or a closely related field or a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in physician assistant studies, public health, health sciences, or closely related field or be currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Certification must be maintained to continue at this level for those who do not have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.


Three years of experience as a physician assistant, one year of which must have been with the County of Riverside or an equivalent hospital or health care setting.


Possession and maintenance of a current valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of California. and current Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate (DEA).


Veterans Preference:

The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse’s) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse’s letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans’ preference. Policy is available here:

What’s Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants. Candidates who are current employees of the Department will be given priority consideration. These applicants will be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received. Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice. Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

For questions regarding this recruitment please contact the recruiter, Jill Eastman at [email protected]


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the ‘Apply’ link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran’s preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here.

MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member – Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.
  • Tier II (Classic Member – Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.
  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member – Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2023 employee contributions are 7.25% and will increase to 7.75% effective July 1, 2024.

A new member is defined as any of the following:

  1. A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  2. A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  3. A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as “classic members”.

Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to [email protected] or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,

Option 2.

If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees’ Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there’s any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

0 < 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)

4 < 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)

10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance).

BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding.

OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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