Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST SR
Department:
MEDICINE/Cardiology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Sunday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117513 (PA) Structural Heart Physician Assistant

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/13/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Physician Assistant (PA) will be responsible for the provision of general cardiac inpatient telemetry patients and the cardiac care unit. Other duties will include cardiac consults and to assist with procedures. The PA will provide advanced clinical assistance and support in treating and managing patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. The PA assesses and provides clinical actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge.

Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. The major emphasis at this level is ongoing 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.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

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 certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in Cardiology. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.

  • Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Position requires special skills and knowledge in the fields of Cardiovascular Medicine.

  • Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, procedures used in adult medicine including purpose, supplies and/or equipment needed, how to perform test, exam and/or procedure accurately, infection control mechanisms and recording in medical record.

  • Demonstrated excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact positively and effectively with professional and nonprofessional staff, patients, study participants, families, and community support groups.

  • Demonstrated computer experience using Electronic Medical Records, databases, word processing and spreadsheet.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse population. Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills. Ability to function as part of a team.

  • Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand clinic and hospital setting.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrate ability to identify when a patient’s needs are outside the scope of your practice and expertise and arranges for additional services to meet needs.

  • Skill in assessing learning needs of patients and staff.

  • Ability to problem solve, make decisions and take appropriate actions.

  • Ability to teach and provide in-services for patients, families and staff.

  • Ability to follow policies, procedures and standards of nursing practice.

  • Knowledge and ability to access appropriate resources and contacts using appropriate channels.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more (2+) years of PA experience with Cardiovascular Inpatient care.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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.

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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