Physician Assistant (TEX16 2218)

  • Part-time
  • Work Hours: Other
  • Job Code and Title: 2218-Physician Assistant
  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt

Company Description

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.

This recruitment is open continuously to fill positions throughout the Network. Over the next 12 months, we will contact applicants whenever any positions open, with requirements that match their qualifications. After 12 months, applicants should submit updated applications.

Job Description

This is an as-needed, Temporary Exempt (TEX) appointment with the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) and the Child and Adolescent Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC), that is not to exceed 1,040 hours per year. The RTC and CASARC provide 24/7 direct clinical services to adult, adolescent and pediatric victims of suspected sexual assault. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

This role includes performing the following essential job functions:

  • Provides 24/7 direct clinical services to adult, adolescent and pediatric victims of suspected sexual assault.
  • Provides evaluation, treatment and follow-up to adult, adolescent and pediatric victims of sexual assault.
  • Provides forensic examinations to adult, adolescent and pediatric victims of sexual assault.
  • Complies with mandated reporting laws.
  • Provides link to follow-up mental health services at TRC/RTC or CASARC for victims of sexual assault.
  • Provides expert courtroom testimony when a subpoena is issued.
  • Participates in program development and QI activities.
  • Trains, proctors and precept new providers, as needed.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings for ongoing training, professional development and case review.
  • Collaborates with TRC/RTC/CASARC clinical staff, SFGH ED medical and nursing staff, San Francisco SART members (SFWAR, SFPD, SFDA, SFVOC, SF Crime Lab, SF Medical Examiner’s office) and other division and department members.
  • Performs related duties as required

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • One year of verifiable experience as a Physician Assistant working in a Rape Treatment Center with demonstrated advance practice competency.
  • One year of verifiable experience as a Physician Assistant in an acute care setting within the last three years.
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) or Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) training.
  • One year of verifiable experience working as a Physician Assistant i work setting serving a diverse patient population in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact with all members of a multidisciplinary team including nursing and medical staff, law enforcement, CPS/APS, advocacy agencies and the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Demonstrated ability contribute to the development of new and innovative programs of care.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with survivors of sexual violence across the lifespan, including experience training and/or working as a sexual assault forensic examiner and/or providing advocacy for survivors of traumatic assault and/or interpersonal violence.
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity in working with indigent patients with complex psychosocial and substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children in foster care, commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), children/youth with mental illness, abused or neglected children/youth.

Conditions of Employment


⚠️Required Before Applying⚠️

  • Possession of a valid Certification as a Physician Assistant issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance.

Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate Requirement/Provision: Possession of a valid Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions. Eligibles who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of the hire date and maintain validity throughout the length of employment. A photocopy of the valid Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of the hire date and throughout the length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 

Additional Information

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

The selection procedure will include evaluation of the application packet in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates.   

Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

How to apply:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

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Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst David Chalk at [email protected] 628-271-6702.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you if you include a mobile number in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.


The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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