112440 - (PA) Sr. Physician Asst., Oncology Infusion Float
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#112440 (PA) Sr. Physician Asst., Oncology Infusion FloatInitial Review Date: Wed 10/20/2021
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Established in 1978, Moores Cancer Center is the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation is reserved for centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education and community contributions.
Under the direction of the Medical Director of the Moores Cancer Center Infusion Center, the Sr. 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.
This position will work at UC San Diego Health's various Infusion locations including Hillcrest, La Jolla, Vista, Encinitas, and Kearny Mesa.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
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.
Current ART, or BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum one (1) year working licensed Physician Assistant (PA) experience in Hematology, Oncology, BMT or Infusion. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work 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.
Proven 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.
Strong ability to manage own patient load.
One or more years of Oncology Infusion 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 and maintain during employment.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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