This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/29/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/07/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Under the direction of the supervising physician and in collaboration with the Foot & Ankle service faculty, the Physician Assistant (PA) will provide direct patient care in the inpatient, surgical and outpatient settings. Will assist in the operating room. Assist with patient evaluations including; history and physical, patient preparation, and management.
Identify and solve complex clinical problems and communicate directly with the supervising orthopaedic physicians. Provide patient education and assist with clinical research protocols. Function as liaison with health system personnel including case management coordinators, financial counselors and social workers. Assist in data collection, input and analysis. Participate in departmental community outreach activities. Other duties as assigned.
The spectrum of the Foot & Ankle surgery encompasses many clinical pathways, the Physician Assistant must be knowledgeable about a wide range of pathophysiology as well as how the injuries are sustained should be prioritized. The Physician assistant will exercise flexibility and adaptability to manage a broad range of medical and surgical conditions.
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.
Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics, including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
Minimum two (2) years of related experience as a licensed Physician Assistant, including orthopaedic experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of common orthopaedic problems and treatments.
Must have experience with EHR, EPIC preferred.
Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems (specializing in foot & ankle evaluations), and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Strong writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.
Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable research protocols and the ability to manage all aspects of each protocol.
Knowledge necessary for instructing house-staff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.
Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.
Foot and ankle orthopaedic experience.
Knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff Privileges prior to appointment.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Variable work schedule, occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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