This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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This position will provide patient care coverage for various days & hours Monday-Friday for the Vista Internal Medicine department. Schedule may vary week to week. No Holidays or Weekend coverage. The Physician Assistant (PA) will provide continuity of patient care within the department as they serve as an Advanced Practice Provider for the division. The PA will follow standardized advanced practice procedure guidelines to provide follow through with the care plan.
Assess and provide medical care as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The PA is expected to practice consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.
Under general supervision, PAs perform operational level duties as described in the Series Concept. Collaborate judgment with on-site physician is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care for Family Medicine patients. Collaborate on-site with physician as needed.
Under general supervision, the PAperforms operational level duties as described in the UCSD Performance Policy. The major emphasis of this position is direct patient care delivery. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems. Assignments may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information.
Selected candidate will be expected to work in Vista Internal Medicine Dept but may be required to float to other locations based on departmental needs.
Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the PA or Sr. PA level.
Meet the legal requirements to practice as a Physician's Assistant as determined by graduation from a training program approved by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
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.
Current PALS certification, or required to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
Previous patient care experience (LVN, RN, etc.)
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. Ability to manage own patient load.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Must be able to work within a team environment.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
One (1) year recent working PA experience, including recent experience in Internal Medicine.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
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