Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$67.50 - $88.91 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 10 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#120681 (PA) Physician Assistant - OB/GYN

Extended Review Date: Fri 5/19/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 1/9/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor./

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/18/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


The UCSD Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is composed of 65 faculty and clinical fellows. The department is composed of 6 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Hospitalist, and Urogynecologic and Reconstructive Surgery. The department is ranked 3rd nationally in research funding compared to other OB-GYN Programs. This includes funding from the National Institutes of Health, NSF, CIRM, CDPH and other private institutions.

The OB/GYN Physician Assistant will work with full time faculty members in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences seeing patients at multiple faculty clinic locations. Duties include history and physical examinations of new obstetrical patients, new gynecology patients, pre-operative patients, routine prenatal examinations, postpartum examinations, return gynecologic patients with common problems such as vaginitis, abnormal pap smear, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, dysmenorrhea and family planning. These activities will include the education of patients on Women's health maintenance issues. There may be some participation in clinical research studies. Skills at performing limited first trimester abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examinations are desired.

The selected candidate should be comfortable working with a team of physicians, but still have the ability to work independently. This person should be a positive role model to all team members with respect to professionalism, teamwork, and patient-centered care.

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).

  • State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.

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

  • Must have one (1) year of recent experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in Women's Health. One (1) year of recent experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine preferred.

  • Proven ability to provide obstetric services including prenatal examinations, postpartum, gynecology, and family planning. Skill in patient interviewing, obtaining a concise medical history and acquiring pertinent data. Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.

  • Thorough knowledge and skill in performing a comprehensive OB/GYN assessment and general medical examination, identifying medical problems and formulate appropriate plan of action. Must be able to see patients independently.

  • Experience interacting positively, constructively, and effectively with staff, physicians, patients and the general public.

  • Experience in performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and frequent interruptions.

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience in research techniques, such as following a protocol, and in collecting all data precisely.

  • Knowledge of the name, abbreviation, and purpose of various diagnostic tests/procedures, including proper scheduling and completion of necessary requisitions and consents.

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

  • Demonstrated skill at working in a clinical and research setting.

  • Proven ability to interact with a diverse population. Skilled at working independently and being self-motivated. Skilled at working as part of a team.


  • Knowledge of what constitutes informed consent according to established UCSD Medical Center policy.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Experience working in a clinical research environment.
  • Two (2+) or more years of recent experience as a Physician Assistant. One (1) year of recent experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine preferred.


  • Will be required to travel and provide care at multiple Women's Health clinical sites as scheduled for the Department.
  • 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.
  • Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $140,940 - $185,644 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $67.50 - $88.91

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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.

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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