(PA) Physician Assistant - Nephrology - 113571
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#113571 (PA) Physician Assistant - NephrologyInitial Review Date: Tue 1/25/2022
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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.
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.
- Knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center.
- 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).
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