This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/23/2018 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 Medical Director of the Moores Cancer Center Infusion Center, the Senior Physician Assistant (PA) will function as a provider of patient care for patients receiving treatment in the Infusion Center. The PA will provide patient care oversight, including management of toxicities and/or reactions to IV treatments. Direct supervision will occur by assigned medical oncologists. The position requires a strong emphasis on the management of patients undergoing cancer and non-cancer related treatments, including clinical trials, BMT, chemotherapy, biologic and immunotherapies.
Must be a graduate of an accredited PA training program, be NCCPA certified, and possess a Physician Assistant license with prescriptive authority issued by the Medical Board of California.
Minimum one (1) year working Physician Assistant (PA) experience.
DEA Registration Certificate.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
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.
Demonstrated knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in a clinic setting.
Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Ability to manage own patient load.
Recent Infusion/Oncology experience.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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