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CLINICAL ASSOCIATE(Physician's Assistant) - 64006072

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 480382 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: CLINICAL ASSOCIATE(Physician's Assistant) - 64006072

Position Number: 64006072 

Salary:  $80,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2021 



Must be licensed as a Physician's Assistant or an ARNP in the state of Florida. Must have family practice experience. Must be willing to work evenings until 7.00pm and week-ends.




Provides medical care to adult patients in the Alachua County Health Department Primary Care clinics. Care includes but is not limited to: Full physical examination with complete medical history once a year, problem focused recheck exams as scheduled or triaged into clinic. Senior physician will do the following:

1. Order appropriate diagnostic tests.

2. Prescribe appropriate medication for treatment of acute and chronic conditions.

3. Follow current treatment guidelines.

4. Refer patients for specialty care/ consultation when needed.

5. Provide care for minor trauma such as lacerations and musculoskeletal injuries.

6. Perform minor surgical procedures such as suturing, I&D of an abscess, removal of a foreign body and removal of genital warts.


Provides medical care to patients in ACHD sexually transmitted disease clinics as assigned. Care for patients in the STD clinic includes but is not limited to: a problem focused history of the presenting complaint or exposure, a problem focused exam with appropriate cultures, stains, pap smear and gen probe testing, ordering blood testing, treatment based on current CDC treatment guidelines, removal of genital warts by cryosurgery or chemical treatment, and presumptive treatment of contacts of an STD.


Provides medical care to patients in ACHD HIV clinics as assigned. Care includes but is not limited to: a problem focused history and physical exam, management of medications, ordering appropriate lab tests, following current guidelines for HIV treatment, treatment of opportunistic infections and management of adverse events related to medications.


Provide medical consultation for the immunization program for child and adult immunizations and for foreign travel clinic. Follow ACIP, AAP and CDC guidelines in providing immunization consultation.

Provide medical consultation for the ACHD epidemiology department following CDC guidelines found in the current edition of the CCDM.

Evaluate ACHD clientele who experience a medical emergency while in an ACHD facility and decide when transfer to an emergency room is necessary. Facilitate transfer in conjunction with ACHD nursing staff. Coordinates and directs infectious disease activities by nursing and environmental staff.


Participate in quality assurance and peer review activities that relate to clinical care at the ACHD.


Complete EARs, billing forms and time sheets within time frames.


Check e mail on a regular basis and respond as appropriate. Updates protocol for RNs and ARNPs. Ensures lab functions under CLIA guidelines.


Responsible for securing the designated information sets for the purposes of protecting confidentiality, data integrity, and appropriate access, for all information, both confidential and public record which is stored in hard copy or electronic formats.


**NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **


This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program


This position requires a security background check , drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.


Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. 


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.  Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.



Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available


Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!


Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180


Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville