Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST
Department:
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 or 10 hr shifts, Monday-Friday

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#119053 (PA) Physician Assistant - Orthopaedic Trauma

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/6/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/27/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/6/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Advance Practice Supervisor and Orthopaedic Surgery service physicians, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides patient care in the outpatient setting in support of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Division. Incumbent exercises flexibility and adaptability to manage a broad range of medical and surgical conditions. Because the spectrum of Orthopaedic Surgery encompasses many organ systems, the incumbent must be knowledgeable about a wide range of pathophysiology as well as how the injuries sustained or surgical cases should be prioritized. Assesses patient health and performs medical assessments and physical evaluation in the outpatient setting and communicates with supervising physician(s). Incumbent documents patient care services, orders therapeutics, diagnostic testing, and other services as required. Provides patient education and patient triage and manages patient forms and inquiries. Incumbent assists with clinical research protocols and data collection and functions as a liaison with health system personnel including physicians/APPs within other specialties, nurses, medical assistants, rehabilitation professionals.

This position will not participate in surgeries or inpatient care.

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 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 certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six months of hire date.

  • Recent relevant clinical experience required. 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.

  • Knowledge of common orthopaedic problems and treatments.

  • Skill in telephone interviewing of patients to efficiently retrieve accurate information.

  • Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems (specializing in spine evaluations), and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Strong knowledge of established protocols and ability to establish new protocols as needed.

  • Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.

  • Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.

  • Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.

  • Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.

  • Knowledge of applicable research protocols and the ability to manage all aspects of each protocol.

  • Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent clinical experience in orthopaedics.

  • Experiencing managing patients autonomously.

  • Experience working in an Academic Medical Center with interdisciplinary teams.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on 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.

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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