Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$71.26 - $93.87 / Hour
Rancho Bernardo
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 11 Hour Shifts, Monday - Sunday

#126137 (PA) Sr. Physician Assistant - Express Care

Initial Review Date: Thu 10/26/2023

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/23/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/2/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health employees who apply by 10/26/2023 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


This position will provide patient care coverage seven days a week, including various holidays, for various Express Care Clinics located in Eastlake, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Downtown or Virtual Express Care as well as future Express Care clinics in the division. The Physician Assistant (PA) will function as extension of patient care for UCSD Primary Care providing same-day acute care to patients with common health problems, such as colds and cough, sore throats, ear infections, UTI, superficial lacerations and simple sprains and strains. The PA will also assist with improving access to primary care patients with chronic or acute needs, the provider will also assist with duties such as, but not limited to annual wellness exams, post-hospital follow ups, and population health initiatives as needed.

The PA will follow standardized advanced practice procedure guidelines to provide follow through with the care plan. Assess and provide actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge.

The primary location of this position is Rancho Bernardo with the ability to float to other Express Care locations as needed.


  • 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 (6) months of hire date.

  • Current PALS certification, or required to obtain within six (6) months of hire.

  • Minimum one (1) year of full-time work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in an Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Primary Care, or an Express Care type clinic. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Ability to perform triage and handle critical and/or urgent situations with accuracy, expediency, and tact.

  • Ability to manage own patient load.

  • Must be able to work within a team environment.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Three (3+) or more years of recent PA experience in Emergency and/or Urgent Care.

  • Telemedicine or video visit experience.

  • High-acuity triage and critical care experience.

  • Urgent and primary care procedural experience (e.g. suturing, stapling, I&D, EKG and Basic Radiology interpretation).


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Variable work schedule. Must be able to work every other weekend and some holidays.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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 is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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