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Posted on: September 18, 2019 • Category: Health care

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practioner

SD Human Services Center

Apply By: October 09, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Part-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $42.13 per hour; depending on qualifications
Education: Certification

Human Resources
Phone 1: 605-668-3100
Benefits of Working in State Government
SD Human Services Center
3515 Broadway Ave
Yankton, Yankton, SD 57078
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Licenses and Certifications: 

Certificate noting successful completion of a physician assistants' curriculum and examination approved by the South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

Applicant must possess a certificate noting successful completion of a physician assistant curriculum and examination approved by the South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners or completion of a certified nursing practitioner program approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.  

Knowledge of: 

  • medical consultation process;
  • obtaining and maintaining medical histories;
  • the practices and procedures of delivering primary health care medical services;
  • delivery of clinical services;
  • preventative, acute and chronic health care from adolescents through geriatric years; 
  • teaching methods employed in in-service training.

Ability to: 

  • diagnose and perform therapeutic care;
  • provide health care information through educational workshops;
  • recognize and deal constructively with the needs and concerns of patients and families;
  • supervise personnel and operations of health-care facility;
  • perform physical assessment and interpret laboratory findings;
  • communicate medical needs and information clearly and concisely.


Assess, diagnose and provide therapeutic care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Provides assistance to the physician in clinical disciplines of general and internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, and obstetrics. Provides education to patients, families, and staff on preventative health measures and management of acute and chronic disease. 

This position: 

  • obtains and records a complete medical and psychiatric history from patient, parent, or guardian;
  • performs basic physical examinations and assessments using observation, inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation techniques;
  • uses assessment skills to make preliminary diagnoses and provides therapy to patients with common acute and chronic illnesses and in emergency situations;
  • identifies, conducts, requests, and interprets results of special screening and laboratory tests;
  • makes daily rounds to provide individual health maintenance, follow-up, and assessments;
  • develops medical records from examination and test findings.

Other Information:

This is a part-time position with the Department of Social Services. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit

Typical work schedule is 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with weekend rotation and on-call rotation after hours and holidays.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening. The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS. Apply at: South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 500 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 "An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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