(PA) Sr. Physician Assistant - Hematology Oncology - 117081
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#117081 (PA) Sr. Physician Assistant - Hematology OncologyInitial Review Date: Mon 6/27/2022
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Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is the region’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and is ranked No. 1 in San Diego for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. The physicians at UC San Diego Health not only provide personalized care with better outcomes, they set treatment standards nationwide for more than 200 types of cancer.
Under the direction of the Hematology Oncology physician, provides primary medical management for hematology/oncology patients. Demonstrates professional image and leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the team to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the health care continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team. May perform procedures such as bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies and antineoplastic therapy ordering. Presents patient cases during team meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Supports the development and revision of divisional policies and procedures. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals.
Will provide care to hematology/oncology patients in the outpatient oncology and infusion center. Demonstrates knowledge of solid cancers and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results. Demonstrates knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common cancer medications. Develops and expands the role responsibilities as patient and system needs change. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Has the ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer. Will work with and evaluate patients on clinical trials.
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 certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum two (2) years recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in oncology. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two (2) years gained through school or work experience.
Demonstrated ability to perform, teach and supervise others in lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy, and ommaya reservoir access.
Proven ability to act as primary resource for post-lumbar puncture complications and abnormal results.
Experience providing triage to appropriate department and patients including appropriate referral.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.
Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.
Demonstrated ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examinations and evaluate pertinent health deficits.
Proven experience interpreting diagnostic tests and providing appropriate follow up treatment.
Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.
Ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.
ACLS and/or UCSD ART certification.
Experience with evaluating patients on clinical trials.
- 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.
- Must have successfully completed or commit to complete within 6 months of hire the Controlled Substance Education Course by the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
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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