Washington University of St. Louis Emergency Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

Position works on an as needed basis.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The position is located at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Essential Functions


The Physician Assistant provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, in collaboration with a permanently licensed physician. The Physician Assistant performs history and physical exams, provides consultations, works with consultants, orders diagnostic studies, incorporates results of diagnostic tests in rendering diagnoses and treatment plans, prescribes medication, counsels patients and family members. The Physician Assistant manages the healthcare and treatment of patients who are acutely ill, chronically ill and critically ill and who are within age group of those patients eligible to be treated by the collaborating physician, including those patients in the intensive Emergency Department care setting in conformance with the unit policies. The Physician Assistant will assess, stabilize and determine disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.


  • Performs assessments/examinations.
  • Assesses and counsels patients and obtains initial medical, and physical histories.
  • Review patient medical record and assist/collaborate with supervising physician as necessary for ongoing treatment and discharge plan.
  • Refer to appropriate consultants as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Bills for professional services as permitted by the collaborative practice agreement.
  • Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
  • Prescribes therapy or administers medications in accordance with the supervising practice agreement.
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory test.
  • Provide education to patients and their significant others, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to improve clinical care.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings and workshops.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objective, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of PA program.
  • Current PA license to practice in the state of Missouri or ability to obtain within 3 months of date of hire.
  • Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty.
  • Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Physician Assistant who has practiced as a PA in a critical care setting for 3+ years.
  • Current or recent hospital experience within the Emergency Department highly preferred.

Salary Range

The hiring rate for this position is $75.00 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


This position is not eligible to receive benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Normal Emergency Department clinic environment, with exposure to patient elements, prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking, lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment with variable work schedule.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Physician Assistant PRN (MO Baptist) - Emergency Medicine - 40623

Job ID: 40623

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: On Demand

Regular/Temporary: Regular