(PA) Physician Assistant Per Diem - Emergency Dept - 121242
#121242 (PA) Physician Assistant Per Diem - Emergency DeptExtended Review Date: Tue 5/30/2023
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This is a position for an advanced care provider for the Emergency Department. The Physician Assistant's role is to manage the care of ED observation patients and Senior Emergency Care Unit patients. The Physician Assistant (PA) will follow standardized advanced practice procedure guidelines to provide follow through with the care plan. Assess and provide medical care as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The PA is expected to practice consistent with professional standards of practice. Collaborate judgment with off-site physician is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Under general supervision, the PA performs operational level duties as described in the UCSD Performance Policy. The major emphasis of this position is direct patient care delivery. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems. Assignments at this level may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information. May perform other related duties as assigned.
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/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.
Minimum one (1) year of recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant (PA) in an Emergency Department. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.
Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams and procedures, e.g., laboratory blood tests, x-rays, EKG's, biopsies and GI endoscopies.
Demonstrated strong computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/Epic for retrieval of patient data (computer skills required; PCIS/Epic preferred).
Knowledge of clinical laboratory values and skill in identifying deviations.
Demonstrated experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans.
Skill in patient interviewing, obtaining a concise medical history and acquiring pertinent data.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must have proven independent critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.
Ability to perform triage and handle critical and/or urgent situations with accuracy, expediency, and tact.
- Three (3) years of PA experience in an Emergency Department.
Shift requirement is one (1) night-shift requirement with rotating shift availability each month.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's 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.
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Annual Full Pay Range: $182,533 - $182,533 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $87.42 - $87.42
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.
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Job Reference #: 121242