Sr. Physician Assistant

University of California, Irvine

Updated: Jul 3, 2023
Location: Orange-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Surgery

Job Opening ID: 55627
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: Varied
Employee Class: Career

 

Position Summary:
 
The position of Senior Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery, requires a highly competent, independent yet team-oriented individual who will be immersed in the management and coordination of all inpatient care for the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Service. Duties include and not limited to assessing health needs, planning and evaluating care of all patients on the general surgery services as well as patients in the surgical intensive care unit. The senior physician assistant will participate with inpatient sign out at beginning and end of shift. Follows up with the General Surgery teams/residents/attending physicians. Will be involved in trauma resuscitations and performing surgical consultations on potential general surgery patients. Responsibility for care and organization of procedures (including scheduling operations, interventional procedures, etc) and follow-up, obtain consults as needed, and discharge patients (including discharge summary, instructions, and medications) when appropriate. Triage phone calls. Responsible for the reviewing critical labs, follow-up of results with patient and medical staff, obtaining comprehensive medical histories, performing initial and periodic physical examinations/assessments, and exploring patient’s interpretation of health needs. Incumbent will identify and treat patients and manage treatment of hospitalized patients. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. Under the joint supervision of Chief of Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care Services and the Trauma Medical Director and guided by the applicable policies and procedures, the Senior physician assistant will participate in the comprehensive care of patients in the ambulatory or inpatient settings and provide multi-disciplinary care coordination, treatment, education, monitoring, and communication with patients and referring physicians. A Senior 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 .

 

 
$76.93 – $88.37 (Hourly Rate) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $73.95 – $101.54 (Hourly Rate)

 

Required:
 

  • Must be a current, active, and unrestricted licensed Physician Assistant in the State of California. The PA must have a current DEA number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration Current BLS certification. Current ACLS Certification. Within one year of hire, PALS and ATLS certification. Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire.
  • Must be a current, active, and unrestricted licensed Physician Assistant in the State of California. The PA must have a current DEA number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration Current BLS certification. Current ACLS Certification. Within one year of hire, PALS and ATLS certification. Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire.
  • 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 certification. Current ACLS Certification. Within one year of hire, PALS and 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 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:
 
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). Experience in Trauma/Critical Care. 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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