Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST SR
Department:
MEDICINE/Nephrology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, 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.

#113571 (PA) Physician Assistant - Nephrology

Initial Review Date: Tue 1/25/2022

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/21/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/3/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Medicine (DoM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine (SoM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DoM employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, nearly 200 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by almost 1,000 staff members.

Under the general supervision of the attending faculty physician, the Sr. PA is responsible for the provision of patient care for dialysis patients as part of the Dialysis Outreach Program. Provides advanced clinical care in treating and managing outpatients as part of the dialysis outreach team. Evaluates patients and performs history and physical, patient preparation for subsequent management. Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with the attending physician. Consultant and liaison for patients/families. Provides teaching to patients, staff and community organizations. Provide rounding coverage at community dialysis units. Provide effective liaison with community physicians and referring physicians for expeditious care of patients. Help maintain departmental database and QA.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited physician assistant program.

  • Current State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.

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

  • Must possess the skills, knowledges, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge necessary for instructing house staff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care.

  • Ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Work location - UCSD and community dialysis units.
  • Must be willing to work flexible, variable hours with the ability to change schedule on short notice and travel to locations based on business needs.
  • May require evening and weekend hours beyond the normal workday.
  • Must be able to obtain medical staff privileges at UCSD and community facilities.
  • Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

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 Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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

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