Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Knoxville, Tennessee


This position is for a clinic opening tentatively on June 24, 2024.


At Family Care Center, we are on a mission to transform lives by elevating behavioral health care. Our journey began in 2016 when two U.S. Army Veterans founded Family Care Center to help service members, Veterans and their families. We continue that tradition today, caring for people of all ages across a broad range of conditions with nearly 30 outpatient clinics in communities across Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.

If you’d like to work for one of the nation's fastest-growing behavioral health providers while collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to make a positive impact on the well-being of your local community, we look forward to hearing from you.

Where behavioral health behaves differently.

  • WE FOCUS ON YOU, SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR PATIENTS: Our comprehensive support system enables you to build a robust and profitable caseload, while ensuring you have the autonomy, time and resources to deliver exceptional care.
  • BALANCED LIFESTYLE AND OPTIMAL PATIENT CARE: Maintain a healthy work-life balance with no on-call, weekend or evening hours. Dedicate more time to your patients with top-notch administrative staff and feel supported in our beautiful, modern clinics.
  • CLINICIAN-LED CARE: Family Care Center clinics are run by clinicians. That means we empower each of our providers with the autonomy to make the best decisions for them and their patients.
  • UNPARALLELED GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES: Paths to grow your career and engage in research and continuing education, enriching your professional journey.
  • COLLABORATIVE TEAM: Join forces with a diverse clinical team comprised of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric NPs/PAs, psychologists, TMS specialists and support staff to provide comprehensive care.
  • IMPRESSIVE RETENTION RATES: Our compassionate, welcoming approach has helped us earn a higher-than-average provider retention rate of 88%.
  • PROVEN OUTCOMES: Our track record of superior outcomes, as reported by our patients, demonstrates our dedication to delivering high-quality care.
  • COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS: We prioritize your overall well-being and financial security. Enjoy a full suite of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, fertility, retirement, wellness, profit sharing and more.
    • Annual Compensation: $100,000 - $115,000 annually depending on experience. Opportunity for compensation rewards through our 5-star program $32,000 annually. Sign-on bonus of $5,000. Relocation bonus available.

Position Overview: The Physician Assistant (PA) provides direct client care, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, and prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of health problems, health promotion and preventive care within this specialized area of practice under the supervision of a licensed physician. The PA is involved in practice activities with the goal of improving the quality of care in an outpatient setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs psychiatric diagnostic evaluations to determine diagnoses, treatment strategies, and care coordination needs for clients with mental health, substance use, or other psychiatric and medical needs.
  • Provide all psychiatric and/or medical services within reasonable and expected medical standards, timelines, and in conformance with all requirements imposed by the applicable health licensing boards. Applies medical knowledge and skills to the process of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illnesses.
  • Maintain timely, complete, accurate and legible medical records for all patients evaluated and treated by the Physician Assistant. Performs timely, concurrent, accurate clinical/billing documentation meeting professional standards in compliance with State and Federal regulations, clinical necessity, and appropriate coding standards.
  • Performs pharmacologic treatment strategies, orders medications, monitors, and evaluates progress on psychiatric and/or other medications
  • Order, obtain and assess appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostics. Base clinical decisions on laboratory interpretation.
  • This position works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide clinical services and coordinate care to mental health patients.
  • Assures timely access to care, demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to fully meet client needs, and meets applicable productivity standards
  • Under the supervision of an MD or DO, the PA will assume client care responsibilities inclusive of psychiatric evaluation, professional diagnoses and prescribing and/or administering treatment.
  • Completes medication and health education to include but not limited to informed consent, benefits, risks, side effects, and alternative treatments for medications ordered, health/wellness management, metabolic risk reduction strategies
  • Care coordination: Professional and timely communication/care coordination with client/families/involved agencies/ PCP/ and other specialty care providers to ensure timely and coordinated treatment planning and evaluation of patient progress.
  • Conduct Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation mappings/remapping procedures once trained and demonstrates competency.
  • Remain in compliance with state laws and regulations for PA, including meeting supervised hour requirements, CME, and completing appropriate assessments in timely manner with supervising physician.

Other Duties:

  • Attend weekly mandatory supervisory meeting with physician or as deemed appropriate by supervising physician or Chief Medical Officer. 
  • Assists as required by supervisor with other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an NCCPA-approved physician assistant program
  • 1-year clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting preferred
  • Current Physician Assistant full and unrestricted licensure in the state of practice and active state DEA License required.
  • PA with Psych Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) preferred.
  • BLS from the American Heart Association required.

Location: West Knoxville Clinic - 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd, Ste 330, Knoxville, TN 37909

Family Care Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.