Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST PD
Department:
Cancer Center / BMT
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 12 Hour Shifts, Sunday-Saturday

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#118327 (PA) Per Diem Physician Assistant - Inpatient BMT

Initial Review Date: Fri 9/30/2022

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This position is expected to work full-time for the first six (6) months to provide APP coverage for the department.

DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) attending physician and APP Supervisor, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients. Leads by example demonstrating professional image and leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the BMT Program to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the health care continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team.

Performs specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy. Presents patient cases during daily rounds and at the weekly BMT Clinical meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Supports the development and revision of BMT divisional policies and procedures. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals. May provide care to BMT patients in the outpatient center at the Moores Cancer Center. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.

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 and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in Hem/Onc/BMT or adult critical care. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of BMT process and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.

  • A high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Comfort in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 - 2 years of working experience in a licensed Physician Assistant in inpatient Hem/Onc/BMT or adult critical care.

  • Knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common blood & marrow transplant medications.

  • Demonstrated experience in quality improvement.

  • Experience in working with Clinical Trials and ability to identify potential Clinical Trials patients.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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