Sr. Physician Assistant - 57302-1A

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Updated: Jan 5, 2024
Location: Orange-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Surgery

Job Opening ID: 57302
Working Title: Sr. Physician Assistant
Department: Surgery
Bargaining Unit: HX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009202
Job Location: UCI Med Center-Orange
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: Day Shift
Employee Class: Career
 
This position is for Thoracic Surgery - Day Shift


 

Position Summary:
 
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is recruiting an OPERATIVE and/or NON-OPERATIVE physician assistant (PA) to join the Division of Thoracic Surgery’s growing academic program. We currently perform all aspects of adult thoracic surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery. UCI Medical Center is the only academic thoracic surgery center in Orange County. The Physician Assistant will report to and be managed by the chief of Thoracic Surgery within the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Department of Surgery. OPERATIVE The successful candidate here will provide care in all aspects of the thoracic surgery service, including intraoperative care as first assistant, outpatient clinic (especially postoperative follow-ups) and inpatient hospital care (visits and consults for ICU and floor). This is an inaugural position with the Division of Thoracic Surgery. There will be additional support from general surgery residents. NON-OPERATIVE The successful candidate here will provide care in all NON-OPERATIVE aspects of the thoracic surgery service, including outpatient clinic (especially postoperative follow-ups) and inpatient hospital care (ICU/telemetry/floor/discharge). This is an inaugural position with the Division of Thoracic Surgery. There will be additional support from general surgery residents. The position will provide secondary, and in some cases tertiary care within the scope of practice, licensure and organizational policies. Participates with inpatient rounds, writes progress notes, conducts patient education, writes prescriptions, and prepares discharge summaries. Incumbent will identify and treat patient’s diseases and manage treatment of hospitalized patients.


 

Total Compensation:


In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

 

 
$79.88 - $109.66 (Hourly Rate)


 

Required:
 
OPERATIVE California State Physician Assistant License, issued by Physician Assistant Board under Medical Board of California by date of hire. Must be a current, active, and unrestricted license. Practice agreements completed and on file in Department. Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire. Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program. California State Physician Assistant License, issued by Physician Assistant Board under Medical Board of California by date of hire. Must be a current, active, and unrestricted license. NCCPA certified at time of hire and maintained throughout career at UCI. Current BLS and ACLS certification. Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing. Must have a current DEA number. Skill at clearly communicating medical information to broad variety of people, both in person and on the telephone. Maintains clinical competence in the delivery of patient care in the specialty area. Corrections of treatment modalities. Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures. Ability to perform various medical procedures. Knowledge of applicable billing practices for PA services. Applicants are expected to meet the legal requirements to practice as a PA 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. HIPPA and other training completion as required by Medical Center Annual TB screening and any applicable test to meet JCAHO requirements. Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information. Must possess the skill, knowledge, and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the program and UCI Health System. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organization. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Ability to exercise diplomacy and flexibility in interacting with physicians, nurses, other paramedical personnel, administrators, emergency and law enforcement officers. Skill to clearly communicate medical information to a broad variety of people, both in person and over the telephone. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes. Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload. Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures. NON OPERATIVE California State Physician Assistant License, issued by Physician Assistant Board under Medical Board of California by date of hire. Must be a current, active, and unrestricted license. Practice agreements completed and on file in Department. Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire. Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program. NCCPA certified at time of hire and maintained throughout career at UCI. Current BLS and ACLS certification. Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date and meet current Medicare requirements for billing. Must have a current DEA number. Skill at clearly communicating medical information to broad variety of people, both in person and on the telephone. Maintains clinical competence in the delivery of patient care in the specialty area. Corrections of treatment modalities. Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures. Ability to perform various medical procedures. Knowledge of applicable billing practices for PA services. Applicants are expected to meet the legal requirements to practice as a PA 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. HIPPA and other training completion as required by Medical Center Annual TB screening and any applicable test to meet JCAHO requirements. Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information. Must possess the skill, knowledge, and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the program and UCI Health System. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organization. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Ability to exercise diplomacy and flexibility in interacting with physicians, nurses, other paramedical personnel, administrators, emergency and law enforcement officers. Skill to clearly communicate medical information to a broad variety of people, both in person and over the telephone. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes. Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload. Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures.


 

Preferred:
 
OPERATIVE Minimum of one year of previous experience in operating room is preferred but is not required. Willingness to contribute to quality improvement projects and initiatives as well as research, education and training when appropriate. Familiar with EPIC Electronic Medical Record. NON-OPERATIVE Previous experience in the management of thoracic surgical patients is preferred, but high-quality candidates without such experience will be considered. Willingness to contribute to quality improvement projects and initiatives as well as research, education and training when appropriate. Familiar with EPIC Electronic Medical Record.


 

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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