Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/24/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/4/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Under the direction of the attending Physician, and in collaboration with Nursing Leadership, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides direct care to Oncology patients. Demonstrates knowledge of solid cancers 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 cancer medications. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Has the ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.
Under direction, the Physician Assistant will utilize knowledge and clinical experience in providing primary health care services to oncology patients and families across the health-illness continuum, including acute care and survivorship. Diagnostic reasoning, therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative model. Responsible for providing routine care and management of oncology patients, in collaboration with other health care team members.
Responsible for providing excellent patient care, offering high level of compassion and comfort discussing pain and symptom management to develop patient's plan care. Works in collaboration with the physician, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. Primary focus is on the provision of direct and indirect patient care in managing the health care needs of the identified oncology patient population, including survivorship. Provides care using advanced Physician's Assistant skills in physical exam, diagnosis and treatment.
Writes medical orders (medications, and tests). Functions as a consultant, educator, researcher, resource and role model for patient, families, community, nursing personnel and other health care providers. Evaluates the quality of care rendered; analyzes and promotes system changes to enhance quality of care and organizational effectiveness/efficiency; conducts/utilizes research to promote health and improve health care delivery. Assumes responsibility for own professional development in collaboration with leadership.
Graduate of accredited PA training program.
Current State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Must have successfully completed or commit to complete within six (6) months of hire the Controlled Substance Education Course by the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
Minimum one (1) year of full-time licensed PA experience. Oncology experience required.
Experience providing telephone triage to appropriate department and patients including appropriate referral.
Demonstrated ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.
Proven ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examinations and evaluate pertinent health deficits.
Demonstrated experience interpreting diagnostic tests and providing appropriate follow up treatment.
Three or more years of oncology experience as a licensed PA.
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. May require occasional evening and weekend hours beyond the normal workday.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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