Physician Assistant Physician Assistant

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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At the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA’s core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability and each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values. This includes attendance, participation, and contribution in local safety committee meetings as needed.

Job Summary

At the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA’s core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability and each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values. This includes attendance, participation, and contribution in local safety committee meetings as needed.

Physician Assistant will assist in the MBTA Medical clinic to facilitate physical assessment of MBTA employees/applicants for fitness for duty. Perform Physical examinations to determine fitness for work and/or hire.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as Medical Examiner and perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examinations.
  • Review and make determinations on medical findings effecting an employee or applicant’s ability to meet fitness for duty standards.
  • Assist in instructing members of the clinical team with regard to EKG interpretation and technical aspects of taking EKGs evaluating blood pressure.
  • Review complex medical documentation and findings and consult with employees and his/her physician to determine fitness for duty.
  • Maintain medical standards for employment qualifications and Fit for Duty examinations.
  • Consult with and review medical health policies on individual cases with Workers’ Compensation, Labor Relations, Legal, Human Resources, and other departments as necessary.
  • Assess vision and hearing metrics.
  • Collaborate with the physician in the health care of patients with chronic illnesses.
  • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions. 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Available to work as per assignment by the MBTA twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as directed by supervisory staff for severe weather conditions, emergencies or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service.
  • Have the ability to work any and all shifts assigned or directed (occasional overnights and weekends/no on call). 

Supervision

  • None 

Job Conditions

  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening. 
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection). 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job, and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science in Physician Assistant Studies or related degree from an accredited institution
  • Certified Medical Examiner FMCSA (49 CFR 391.41-391-49) 
  • Three (3) years of experience as a licensed physician assistant
  • Registered medical examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Massachusetts PA licensure through The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Ability to review complex medical documentation and findings.
  • Experience in medical case management, and knowledge of Occupational Health in the workplace
  • Experience with the chronic medical condition monitoring such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary conditions, medications, and mental health issues as they relate to the ability for an applicant/employee to safely perform their job duties.
  • Familiar with assessing vision and hearing metrics
  • Effective organizational, analytical, confidentiality, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills

Substitutions Include

Substitutions Include:

n/a

Preferences Include:

  • Five (5) years of experience as a licensed physician assistant
  • Master’s degree in science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Registered Medical Examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Two (2) years’ experience of DOT physical examinations

Job Conditions:

  • Ability to effectively read, comprehend, communicate, and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with courteous and professional experiences
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team (or supervise, if required)
  • Ability to uphold the rights and interests of the MBTA while building and maintaining effective relationships with employees and co-workers
  • Ability to adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable), and policies of the MBTA, including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting (unless if recent graduate), including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection)
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, comprehensive background screening, and medical Clinic screening, potentially including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screenings
  • Ability to work all shifts and / or locations assigned, directed, or necessary for this position, including (for some transit / operations roles) up to twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as necessary to accommodate severe weather conditions, emergencies, or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service

Disclaimers and Definitions:

  1. General Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe a summary, general nature, and complexity of typical job functions and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.
  2. Application Deadlines: Applicants should apply as soon as possible, as the MBTA may stop considering applicants after a sufficiently large applicant pool is established.
  3. Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here-in are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. See job description for role-specific requirements.
  4. Work Eligibility: Although the MBTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer and on an unrestricted basis (the MBTA does not sponsor non-US citizens). However, if you have an unrestricted work authorization, or sponsored by a separate entity, you are welcome to apply for open positions. International students taking part in CPT / STEM / OPT programs through a university are eligible for internships and co-ops with the MBTA. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to complete a Form I-9 to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
  5. Safety Sensitive Positions: Employees working in this classification will be subject to periodic physical examinations plus random drug and alcohol testing.
  6. On-call or 24/7 Positions: Employees working in this classification must be available to respond to page / text / call and report to work as determined by assigned department or the Authority.
  7. Essential / Emergency Staff: During declared “states of emergency,” employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by management.
  8. ADA Accommodations: The MBTA makes reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during this process, please contact the MBTA’s ADA Unit at 617-222-5751 or [email protected].
  9. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The MBTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For terms, descriptions, and definitions related to diversity, equity, inclusion, veteran status, and immediate family members that you may find on the application form, please visit mbta.com/careers-app-definitions.

Employment Benefits at the MBTA

The MBTA offers comprehensive benefits packages to employees. Types of benefits offered at the MBTA are subject to the union affiliation / Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the position to which you apply. Benefits that may apply to your position include the following:

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life (basic and supplemental), Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays
  • Retirement: pension or deferred compensation 401(a), plus MBTA contributions
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for student loans
  • Commuter Choice Parking Program: pre-tax benefits for parking
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): pre-tax benefits for healthcare-related expenses
  • Discounted tickets for concerts, movies, travel / vacation, etc. via TicketsAtWork.com
  • Shopping discounts via GovX.com
  • Verizon and AT&T service discounts
  • And more…

The above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the MBTA. This summary is not a contract and is not meant to change the provisions of union contracts or Authority policy and does not establish a binding past practice.

The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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