This position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified.
The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $200 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
The Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego is comprised of a dynamic group of 36 faculty hospitalists and nocturnist physicians providing inpatient care for the UC San Diego Health medical centers in Hillcrest and La Jolla. Hospitalists are engaged in teaching and are leaders in quality improvement throughout the medical center.
Under the direction of the division chief and vice chief for clinical operations, the Senior Physician Assistant, Nocturnist, will provide outstanding inpatient clinical care as part of the hospital medicine care team at Hillcrest Hospital, Thornton Hospital and Jacobs Medical Center. Incumbent is responsible for evaluation and assessment of medical inpatients. Patients have a wide variety of complex diseases and symptoms including sepsis, malignant neoplasms, transplant complications, infections processes and potential hemodynamic instability, among other pathophysiologic processes. Working in collaboration with nurses, consultants, referring providers, and ancillary staff, and using experience and expertise in evaluation and interpreting historical clinical laboratory and radiographic data, the Senior Physician Assistant will develop, coordinate and execute the care plan during the hospital stay. In addition, the Senior Physician Assistant will evaluate new patients for admission, perform medicine consults, and perform bedside procedures as appropriate. He/she will also provide education and support to patients and their families as needed.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/28/17 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.
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; and possess the skills, knowledges, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Current BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date.
Excellent clinical skills including experience in the evaluation and assessment of complex medical inpatients, including vital signs, fluid status, laboratory data, radiographic data; experience in formulating appropriate assessment and treatment plans; experience with bedside procedures including venous access, paracentesis, lumbar puncture and thoracentesis.
Demonstrated experience performing initial history and physical examination; identifying major medical problems, and formulating appropriate plans of action.
Demonstrated experience performing diagnostic tests, exams, procedures (laboratory blood tests, FNA, punch biopsies, and excision biopsies) used in adult medicine. Knowledge of the purpose of these tests and infection control mechanisms.
Knowledge of clinical pharmacology sufficient to prescribe inpatient medications.
Demonstrated strong computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/EPIC for retrieval of patient data (Computer skills required; PCIS/EPIC preferred).
Demonstrated knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes for diagnoses and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to understand the medical as well as the psychosocial needs of a complex medical inpatient population.
Prior hospitalist or inpatient medicine experience.
Employment is subject to pre-employment physical, background check, drug testing.
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