(PA) Physician Assistant - Urology - 115872
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#115872 (PA) Physician Assistant - UrologyInitial Review Date: Thu 6/30/2022
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The Department of Urology provides the highest quality urologic care, research, and education. The Department provides general urologic and subspecialty care in urology oncology, infertility and andrology, women’s pelvic medicine and voiding dysfunction, urinary stone disease and endourology, reconstructive urology and urologic trauma and pediatric urology. The urology clinical program consists of over 20 faculty members, 5 fellows and 15 residents, 5 APPs and conducts ambulatory outpatient care in 7 clinical sites.
Under the direction of Urologic Surgeons, provide clinically expert patient care in the support of the Urology Service in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Inpatient responsibilities will include patient evaluations: history and physical exams, development and execution of treatment plans, patient care coordination with nursing staff, and discharge planning. Outpatient responsibilities include independent evaluation and management of acute and chronic issues. Prioritize and resolve issues, escalating to physicians as appropriate. Provide care continuity between inpatient and outpatient setting. Manage and document all communications in the electronic medical record system. The position requires a strong emphasis on the complete care of the surgical patient; demonstrate excellent communication skills, involving the physicians, resident team, nursing staff, family and all other relevant team members to provide excellent comprehensive care. May provide first assist responsibilities in the operating room. Additional duties as assigned.
Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the PA or Sr. PA level.
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 (PA) certification from NCCPA.
Must possess current BLS/CPR certification at the time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.
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 urologic problems and treatments.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Skill in telephone interviewing of patients to efficiently retrieve accurate information.
Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.
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 in-charge 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 of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.
Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.
Two or more years of relevant experience.
Urology and outpatient work experience.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must be willing to work flexible, variable hours with the ability to change schedule on short notice.
- May require occasional evening and weekend hours beyond the normal workday.
- Must be willing to be flexible regarding work site within San Diego County.
- 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.
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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