Physician Assistant- Trauma and Burn Division - 65648-1A

Updated: May 2, 2024
Location: Orange-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Surgery

Job Opening ID: 65648
Reports To: Burn Medical Director under the Chief of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care
Working Title: Physician Assistant
Department: Surgery
Bargaining Unit: HX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009203
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: Varied Shifts
Employee Class: Career


 

Position Summary:
 
The Department of Surgery is currently recruiting for the position of Physician Assistant, which requires a highly competent, independent, yet team-oriented individual. This role entails immersing oneself in the management and coordination of all inpatient care specifically for the Burn Surgery Service. This role may also assist in the operating room and see patients in clinic. In our pursuit of excellence, we are seeking an experienced and skilled Physician Assistant who specializes in Burn Surgery to join our dedicated team at the academic medical center. The primary focus of this position is to deliver exceptional patient care through rounding and consults, ensuring that each patient receives comprehensive and high-quality treatment. The successful candidate will actively participate in the academic and educational activities of the department, staying abreast of the latest advancements and contributing to the growth of medical knowledge. Working closely with the surgical team, you will play a vital role in providing specialized care to patients with burn surgical conditions. It is important to note that this position includes operating room responsibilities. We are looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional clinical skills, a strong sense of compassion, and the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The Physician Assistant will contribute to the overall success of our institution by providing outstanding patient care, participating in educational endeavors, and upholding the highest standards of excellence.
 
Responsibilities: Patient Care: Conduct daily rounds on inpatient burn surgery patients both in the Medical/Surgical Area and Burn Intensive Care Unit, performing history and physical examinations, performing comprehensive assessments, monitoring progress, and implementing appropriate care plans. Performs routine preoperative and postoperative procedures, e.g.: biopsies, negative pressure wound therapy, insertion/removal of tubes, lines, sutures; performs postoperative wound care. Assist the attending surgeon and resident staff in the operating room. Evaluate patients pre- and post-operatively, ensuring accurate documentation of findings and interventions. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, including attending physicians, residents, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, to optimize patient outcomes. Perform consults for burn conditions as requested by other healthcare providers within the medical center. Provide patient education, counseling, and support to enhance understanding and compliance with treatment plans. Documentation and Communication: Maintain accurate and detailed electronic medical records, including patient history, physical examination findings, diagnostic results, treatment plans, and progress notes. Communicate effectively and professionally with patients, families, and healthcare team members to provide timely updates on patient status, treatment plans, and any changes in the care plan. Collaborate with the surgical team to ensure seamless continuity of care during transitions, such as transfers to the intensive care unit or other specialty services. Education and Research: Participate in the academic and educational activities of the department, including teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Stay up to date with the latest advancements and evidence-based practices in burn surgery through continuous learning and professional development. Engage in research initiatives and quality improvement projects to contribute to the advancement of patient care and surgical outcomes. Compliance and Quality Assurance: Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards. Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities to enhance patient safety and optimize clinical outcomes. Comply with institutional guidelines for infection control, patient privacy, and other relevant standards. A physician assistant is an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) who possesses the advanced education, knowledge, clinical skills and experience.


 

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.

 

 
The expected pay range for this recruitment is $76.08 - $104.43 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $76.08 - $104.43 (Hourly Rate).


 

Department Website:


https://www.surgery.uci.edu/index.asp


 

Required:
 
  • Must be a current, active, and unrestricted licensed Physician Assistant in the State of California. 
  • Practice agreements completed and on file in Department. 
  • The PA must have a current DEA number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration Current BLS, ACLS, PALS certification. Within six months of hire, ATLS certification. 
  • Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire. 
  • 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 maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload. 
  • Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures 
  • 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.
     
 
Preferred:
 
  • Surgical services include scrubbing, draping, retracting, exposing, clamping, ligating and suturing. 
  • Knowledge of Windows and MS Office software applications (Excel, Word, Quest, Access, Power point and Outlook). 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Vietnamese 
  • Familiarity with UC policies and procedures.
 

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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