Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST
Department:
Medicine / Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111692 (PA) Physician Assistant - Gastroenterology

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/24/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/15/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/24/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Physician Assistant (PA) will provide care for patients with Advanced Endoscopy and general Gastroenterology (GI) related conditions. Provides comprehensive history and physical exams, orders and reviews diagnostic tests, formulates plans of care, works with the Advanced Endoscopy team & General Gastroenterology team along with other providers, and triages telephone calls, electronic messages (e.g. Epic MyChart) and outpatient physician referrals.

Gastroenterology is looking for three Advanced Practice Providers to join their team. Based on the experience and interest of the selected candidates, each APP will be assigned to either Advanced GI, General GI, or IBD.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the PA or Sr. PA level.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

  • California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current PA Certification from NCCPA.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

  • Recent relevant clinical experience, GI, IBD, and outpatient experience highly preferred. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Gastroenterology; specifically in GI-Motility disease.

  • Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes

  • Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams and procedures, e.g., laboratory blood tests, x-rays, EKG's, biopsies and GI endoscopies.

  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory values and skill in identifying deviations.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/Epic for retrieval of patient data (Computer skills required; PCIS/Epic preferred).

  • Demonstrated experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans.

  • Knowledge of study formats, with ability to edit charts and resolve inconsistencies.

  • Skill in patient interviewing, obtaining a concise medical history and acquiring pertinent data.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.

  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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