UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/18/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Under the direction of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) attending physician, the inpatient Physician Assistant (PA) provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients. Leads by example demonstrating professional image and leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the BMT Program to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the healthcare continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team.
Performs specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy. Presents patient cases during daily rounds and at the weekly BMT Clinical meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals. May provide care to BMT patients at the Moores Cancer Center BMT or Infusion Clinics. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.
Graduate of accredited PA training program and possess a PA (Physician Assistant - issued by the state of California) license with prescriptive authority issued by the Medical Board of California.
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.
DEA Registration Certificate.
Minimum one (1) year or recent working inpatient PA experience.
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.
Proven knowledge of BMT process 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 blood & marrow transplant medications.
Strong experience performing initial history and physical examination; identifying major medical problems, and formulating appropriate plans of action.
Proven experience performing diagnostic tests, exams, procedures used in adult medicine. Knowledge of the purpose of these tests and infection control mechanisms.
Experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans. Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.
Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members. Comfortable in a group teaching setting.
Proficient computer skills and knowledge of EMR for retrieval of patient data; EPIC experience preferred.
Proven critical thinking skills and experience independently solving problems and making recommendations.
Ability to interact effectively with diverse population, including professional and non-professional staff. High level of professionalism and excellent communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand hospital setting.
Experience with related procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy.
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.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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