DSHS ESH Physician Assistant Certified

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

DSHS Physician Assistant Certified
We are seeking a Certified Physician’s Assistant to join the team at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, WA. The starting salary for this opportunity is $169,152 annually.
The work hours are Monday – Friday 07:30 am – 04:00 pm.
In this role, you will provide direct medical care to an assigned caseload of patients on the Adult, Geropsychiatric, or Forensic services unit. You will also assess, diagnose, and provide medical treatment to patients admitted to the hospital.
This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Join us today in our mission to Transform Lives! Opportunities performed on-site at this work location at least three days a week may be eligible for an additional 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary. 

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Provide medical care to patients including physical examinations and establishing medical diagnoses
  • Provide appropriate evaluations and interpretation of laboratory, imaging and EKG results
  • Determine appropriate treatment and arrange for referrals if needed
  • Lead/direct licensed nursing staff in the provision of treatment for medical illness/injury
  • Complete required chart documentation and billing documents
  • Participate as a member of the treatment team in creating the treatment plan for each patient
  • Committee involvement to meet regulatory requirements and support process improvements.

Who should apply?
Professionals with:

  • A valid Physician Assistant, Certified license provided by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission 

How to apply
 Please include current contact information for three professional references and attach the following with your application:

  • A current chronological resume
  • A cover letter 
  • Three or more professional references  

If you have questions about job number 04781 email raoa@dshs.wa.gov.  


Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. 

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