Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST SR
Department:
MEDSCH/EMERG MED SVC
Hiring Pay Scale
$71.26 - $93.87 / Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
90%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Nights, 12 hour shifts, Monday-Sunday

#130259 (PA) Sr. Physician Assistant, Emergency Department

Initial Review Date: Mon 6/24/2024

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.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/6/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/17/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

This is a position for an advanced care provider for the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM). 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 Physician Assistant 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.

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 and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • PALS certification.

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent working experience as a Physician Assistant (PA) in an Emergency Department.

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three (3) years of PA experience in an Emergency Department.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $148,791 - $196,001 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $71.26 - $93.87

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).


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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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