Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Oncology - 38713-1A

Updated: Jul 6, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Orthopedic Surgery

Job Opening ID: 38713
Reports To: Operations Manager, Orthopaedic Surgery
Working Title: Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Oncology
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Bargaining Unit: HX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009203
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The incumbent will assist surgeons in patient care before, during and after surgery. This position will provide secondary, and in some cases tertiary care within the scope of practice, licensure and organizational policies. The Physician Assistant role is diverse, involving close relationships with the surgeon and patients. This position will primarily provide ambulatory clinical services, including taking histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering, performing, triaging, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests and therapies, and furnishing drugs and devices in a cost-efficient manner for specific conditions. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention and patient education, combining the qualities of both nursing and medicine. The Physician Assistant acts as a health care resource and role model to staff by maintaining a high degree of ethics and integrity. Duties include triaging phone calls, message management, reviewing critical labs, follow-up of lab results with patient and medical staff, conducting in-depth interviews with patients and/or family, constructing comprehensive medical histories, performing initial and periodic physical examinations, and exploring patient’s interpretation of health needs. The Physician Assistant will participate as needed with inpatient rounds, writing progress notes, conducting patient education, writing prescriptions, and preparing discharge summaries. Incumbent will identify and treat patient’s diseases and manage treatment of hospitalized patients.
 
The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant position will provide collaborative medical management to Orthopaedic Surgery patients at UCI Medical Center. The Physician Assistant provides routine care and management of patients with acute and chronic complaints under the specialty of Orthopaedic Oncology and General Orthopaedics. The Physician Assistant will report to Chief Administrative Officer of Orthopaedic Surgery and be managed by the supervising physician he/she is assigned to. The Physician Assistant will have the opportunity to serve as first assistant in surgery under the supervision of the attending physician and will perform complex orthopaedic and other medical procedures.
 
Compensation Range:
 
$68.39 - $78.54
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
Applicants are expected to meet the legal requirements, or eligible, 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, or eligible. Knowledge of when specific diagnostic tests are indicated according to written protocol. Skill in performing diagnostic tests according to protocol. Skill to read medical instruments, editing data for errors and making necessary changes. Maintains clinical competence in the delivery of patient care in the specialty area. Corrections of treatment modalities. Must successfully complete the UCI Medical Center credentialing/privileging process. Must have a current DEA number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration and CURES registration upon hire. Ability to exercise diplomacy and flexibility in interacting with doctors, nurses, other paramedical personnel, administrators, emergency and law enforcement. Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes. Ability to perform various medical procedures. Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures. Knowledge of the elements of a medical history and skill in the history-taking process. Skill at clearly communicating medical information to broad variety of people, both in person and on the telephone. Must possess experience working with chronic pain patients. Experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Knowledge of applicable billing practices for PA services. Must possess a California License or current national certification. Must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. Must have current Advance Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
 
Preferred:
 
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience coordinating orthopaedic services, specifically oncology, (interventional and medical treatments) with healthcare providers and interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary care teams. Familiarity with UC policies and procedures Experience with clinical trials coordination EPIC-EMR system
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Must be willing to travel between all orthopaedic practice locations that includes but is not limited to the following: UCI Medical Center Campus, Pavilion 3 Orthopaedic Clinic in Orange, Laguna Hills Orthopaedics Clinic, and other regional sites based on the attending schedule.
 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]
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