This is a limited appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.
The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
The UCSD Division of Endocrinology within the department of Medicine, on the Inpatient Glycemic Control Team, is needing weekend coverage to help the MDs for the inpatient DM service.
Learn more about UC San Diego Health's Endocrinology Department here!
Under the general supervision of the attending faculty physician, responsible for the provision of patient care for patients on the Endo inpatient DM service. Provides advanced clinical assistance, support in managing insulin dosing in the inpatient setting, educate patients during their hospitalization, adjust outpatient DM medications upon transition out of the hospital, help arrange proper coverage for medications and supplies and serve as a resource for all hospital staff on the safe use of insulin in the hospital setting.
Provides care using advanced practice skills in physical exam, diagnosis and treatment. Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with the attending physician. Consultant and liaison for patients/families. Provide effective liaison with community physicians and referring for expeditious care of patients. Help maintain departmental database and QA. Serves as a leader to residents and technical resource to hospital and clinic staff.
Meets 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; to be certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners or the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Physician Assistant (PA) - issued by the state of California.
BART or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Demonstrated excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
Proven experience in group nutritional and diabetes counseling and education. Strong skills in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating the nutritional, lifestyle, and educational needs of participants.
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.
Identifies patient/family problems or learning barriers including physical, cognitive, environmental, language/cultural, financial, psychosocial, and spiritual and provides appropriate referral as necessary to function as part of a team.
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.
Certification with the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as Certified Diabetes Educator.
Comfortable in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
Three (3) years experience caring for patients with diabetes.
Employment is subject to pre-employment physical, background check, drug testing.
Employment is subject to credentialing approval by Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IPC), a fee is required to be paid by applicant.
Must be able to work a variable schedule depending on clinical operations and needs, including weekends.
Must be willing to travel to off-site locations.
Must have access to reliable transportation. If using own vehicle must have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance.