Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$61.42 - $88.91 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#122299 (PA) Physician Assistant - Outpatient Neurology

Extended Review Date: Tue 5/16/2023

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.

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This posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/29/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/7/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Outpatient Neurology Physician Assistant will assess and manage patient health problems including actual and potential conditions within an outpatient Neurology clinic. Plan, implement and evaluate health care treatments. Under the supervision of an attending neurologist, assess laboratory findings including blood tests, electromyography, MRI, CT Scan and X-rays. Utilize critical thinking skills to individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote well being, foster rehabilitative and disease preventive life style choices. Prescribe medications and supportive therapies to help maintain health. Communicate with patients, their significant others and their primary health care providers. Responsibilities include assessing individual participants health status, performing detailed neurological examinations, assessing current drug therapies and potential interactions, liaising with Primary health care providers, and interpreting laboratory results. Provide current information on neurology research developments and education regarding medications to both participants and ancillary staff. Communicate clinical findings to physicians, research scientists and lay persons on a weekly basis. Educate nurses and ancillary staff about disease processes, physical examination and history taking as well as detailed neurological examination. Serve as a resource for nurses and ancillary staff to aid with clinical queries. Provide telephone triage, including prescribing necessary pharmacological interventions, including providing emotional support to the patient significant others.

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

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).

  • California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current PA Certification from NCCPA.

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

  • Must have six (6) months or more of recent clinical work experience as a Physician Assistant with neurology patients in the outpatient setting. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Possess knowledge of common neurological disorders and how to manage them, including knowledge of pharmaceutical treatments their side effects and interactions.

  • Ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examination and evaluate pertinent health deficits.

  • Communication skills that will ensure effective record keeping, management of patients' health care needs and collaboration with other clinicians and study subjects.

  • Experience with computerized databases including but not limited to Epic, MS Word, MS Excel, and/or PowerPoint.

  • Ability to extract pertinent information from data in order to diagnose an individual's neurological disorder.

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and guidelines.


  • Relevant specialty certification.

  • Experience with chronic neurologic conditions (i.e., Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis).

  • Telephone triage experience.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $128,245 - $169,003 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $61.42 - $80.94

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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