This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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This Physician Assistant (PA) will provide patient care coverage 7 days a week, including various holidays, for both the Emergency Room and various Urgent Care Clinics. The Physician Assistant's role is to manage the care of ED observation patients, Acute Care at Home, Geriatric ED patients as well as see patients in Urgent Care.
The PA provides continuity of patient care across shifts as they are the primary care giver for observation and urgent care patients. The 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 exercisedwithin 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.
UC San Diego Health's Rancho Bernardo Urgent Care Clinic is expected to open in the fall of 2018. Selected candidate will be expected to work in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo.
Meet the legal requirements to practice as a Physician's Assistant as determined by graduation from a training program approved by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Current 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 (6) months of hire date.
Current PALS certification, or required to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
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.
Minimum of one (1) year recent working PA experience, including recent experience in ER and/or Urgent Care.
Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Demonstrated knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic.
Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
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 ER and/or Urgent Care.
This position is primarily located in Rancho Bernardo; however, will be expected to work at UC San Diego Health's La Jolla ED and Urgent Care sites as needed.
This position is currently 10 hour shifts, but may be 12 hour shifts in the future. Variable work schedule. Must be able to work every other weekend and some holidays.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
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