This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/2/18 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.
This position will provide patient care coverage 7 days a week, including various holidays, for both the Emergency Room and various Urgent Care Clinics. The Physician Assistant's role is to manage the care of ED observation patients, Acute Care at Home, Geriatric ED patients as well as see patients in Urgent Care. The PA provides continuity of patient care across shifts as they are the primary care giver for observation and urgent care patients. 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 Physician Assistant is expected to practice consistent with Professional Standards of Practice. Collaborate judgment with off-site physician is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Under general supervision, the PA performs 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 at this level may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information.
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 6 months of hire.
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.
Minimum one (1) year recent working PA experience.
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.
Recent PA experience in ED and/or Urgent Care.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff Privileges.
Variable work schedule. Must be able to work every other weekend and some holidays
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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