#106487 (PA) Physician Assistant, Inpatient BMT
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#106487 (PA) PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, INPATIENT BMT
Extended Deadline: Mon 11/23/2020
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/4/2020 for
consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants
should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/16/2020. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
Under the direction of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
attending physician, and in addition to performing
operational-level assignments, the Physician Assistant (PA)
provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients
(inpatient). Leads by example demonstrating professional image and
leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the BMT
Program to promote consistent medical management of the patients
across the health care continuum by collaborating with the
multidisciplinary care team.
Performs specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar
puncture and skin biopsy. Presents patient cases during daily
rounds and at the weekly BMT Clinical meetings. Provides
patient/family and staff education. Participates in and/or
initiates research. Participates in community outreach and
networking with community physicians and other health care
professionals. May provide care to BMT patients in the outpatient
setting at Moores Cancer Center. Develops and expands role
responsibilities as patient and system needs change.
Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position
will be hired at the PA or Sr. PA level.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when
applying to this position.
Current State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to
get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
DEA Registration Certificates. Must have successfully completed or
commit to complete within six (6) months of hire the Controlled
Substance Education Course by the California Academy of Physician
Clinical training or work experience in inpatient oncology, BMT, or
adult critical care. Due to advanced practice credentialing
eligibility, clinical advanced practice work experience must be
within the past two (2) years.
Knowledge of BMT process and hematological blood cancers, including
knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes,
normal and abnormal lab results.
Knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common blood
and marrow transplant medications.
Proven experience performing initial history and physical
examination; identifying major medical problems, and formulating
appropriate plans of action.
Demonstrated experience performing diagnostic tests, exams,
procedures used in adult medicine. Knowledge of the purpose of
these tests and infection control mechanisms.
Strong experience providing patient education and counseling and
developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans.
Comfortable in a group teaching setting.
Proven ability to interact effectively with diverse population,
including professional and non-professional staff. A high level of
professionalism and excellent communication skills.
Proficient computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/Epic for retrieval
of patient data (Computer skills required; PCIS/Epic
Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize
activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand hospital
Critical thinking skills and experience independently solving
problems and making recommendations. Ability in documentation of
patient conditions and outcomes.
Exhibits willingness to develop and expand role responsibilities as
patient and system needs change.
Ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of
a patient population with cancer.
Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.
Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Experience with related procedures such as bone marrow biopsy,
lumbar puncture and skin biopsy.
* Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain
* Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and
locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
* Employment is subject to a criminal background check and
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San
Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care,
biomedical research, education, and community service. Our
facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye
Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient
clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated
Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county.
We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended
deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the
extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended
date is reached.
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Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity
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