This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/10/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Under the direction of the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Physician Assistant (PA) functions as a patient care provider in the operating rooms, intensive care units, progressive care units and outpatient clinics. The PA plans, implements and evaluates healthcare treatments for cardiac and thoracic surgery patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The PA also functions as a surgical assistant in the operating room, in the clinics and on the wards, all in coordination with established surgical services. Direct supervision will occur by assigned physicians. The position requires a strong emphasis on the complete care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient, from pre- to peri- to post-operative settings. The incumbent participates in ongoing research and data collection for quality assurance purposes. The PA functions as liaison to care coordinators, social workers and nurses.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) training program.
Physician Assistant license issued by the state of California.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within 6 months of hire date.
Recent cardiac/cardiothoracic experience.
Theoretical background in: anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Skill to operate appropriate medical equipment, i.e., Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous pressure monitors, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac defibrillator, transducer systems, digital read-out equipment, and medical computer systems.
Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.
A self-starter, who is accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision; very detail oriented individual; and a creative and flexible individual who is comfortable working in a large, complex organization.
Must be able to obtain medical staff privileges.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs. Some weekend work and overtime may be required as needed.
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