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Physician Assistant Behavioral Medicine Clinic

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Work type: FT
Location: Des Moines
Categories: Clinical Faculty and Staff

Des Moines University (DMU) seeks a Physician Assistant (PA) responsible for providing clinical support and student education for the DMU Behavioral Health Clinic.  The PA will maintain a clinical practice in collaboration with supervising physicians and provide care for a full range of Behavioral Health patients, including appropriate diagnostic evaluation and directing therapeutic interventions. The incumbent will also provide clinical education for students rotating in Behavioral Health and serve as a preceptor for students participating in health education shadowing programs.  This position does not require on-call time.



  • At least three years of clinical experience as a PA and at least one year in behavioral health required.
  • Current certification/licensure as a physician assistant within the State of Iowa required.
  • Current DEA and CSA certification or ability to attain.
  • Current BLS certification and Mandatory Reporter certification or ability to attain within one month of hire.
  • Psychiatry CAQ preferred.


About DMU:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well.  Qualified faculty and staff enjoy a generous retirement match, flexible work arrangements, professional development funding, tuition assistance, access to wellness facilities and programs and so much more. Visit to learn more about our benefits.  


Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising of three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. The programs share a collective strength — an inclusive campus community where students and faculty come together in pursuit of knowledge, research and innovation. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state of the art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.

Required Documents:

Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission.

Department: Behavioral Health - Clinic           Status: Exempt    Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 – 5:00

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