This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/01/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/12/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Under the supervision of the attending faculty physician/surgeon, the Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for the care of heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Provides clinical assistance and support in treating and managing patients and acts as a key member of the multidisciplinary heart failure, heart transplant and MCS team. Evaluates patients in all phases of the care continuum, including history and physical, patient preparation, procedures, medical management and post-operative care.
Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with attending physician, fellows and resident. Acts as consultant and liaison for patients and their families with attending physicians, house staff, social services, care management, transplant office, financial and administrative staff and nursing. Provides teaching to patients, staff, post-acute care partners and community organizations as necessary. Designated expert resource person on the basis of advanced clinical expertise in patient care for heart failure, heart transplant and MCS patients. Assigned more complex cases requiring the use of advanced skills and typically works with greater independence
Meet the legal requirements to practice as a Physician Assistant as determined by graduation from a training program approved by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
Two (2) years of full time experience as a licensed PA.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within 6 months of hire date.
Demonstrated experience with cardiac patients.
Knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.
Ability to maintain detailed medical information in an organized and easily retrievable manner.
Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care.
Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being.
Ability to properly counsel patients and families, particularly in delicate or death and dying situations.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel. Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.
Heart failure experience.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to work various hours (including weekends) and locations based on business needs.
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