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Senior Physician Assistant

Company: University of California - Irvine
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Opening ID: 32346Reports To: Division AdministratorWorking Title: Senior Physician AssistantDepartment: SurgeryBargaining Unit: HXFLSA: Non-exempt Payroll Job Code: 009202Job Location: UCI Medical Center, OrangePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule: 8-5, M-FEmployee Class: Career Position Summary:The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is recruiting an OPERATIVE and/or NON-OPERATIVE cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant (PA) to join its growing and innovative academic program. We currently perform all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery with emphasis on coronary, valvular, aortic, arrhythmia, LVAD and ECMO. There are active TAVR, Mitraclip as well as TEVAR programs with procedures performed using our two hybrid operating rooms. UCI Medical Center is the only academic cardiothoracic surgery center in Orange County. There is currently no cardiothoracic surgery resident/fellow training program and thus there will be significant interaction with and support from attending surgeons. OPERATIVEThe successful candidate here will provide care in all aspects of the cardiothoracic surgery service, including operative care (endoscopic vein harvesting, surgical assist), outpatient clinic (especially postoperative follow-ups) and inpatient hospital care (CVICU/telemetry, floor, discharge). There will be additional support from general surgery residents and additional APPs.NON-OPERATIVEThe successful candidate here will provide care in all NON-OPERATIVE aspects of the cardiothoracic surgery service, including outpatient clinic (especially postoperative follow-ups) and inpatient hospital care (CVICU/telemetry, floor, discharge). There will be additional support from general surgery residents and additional APPs. These positions 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. Compensation Range:$71.80 - $98.58 Department Website:https://www.surgery.uci.edu/ Required:OPERATIVE Minimum of one year of previous experience in cardiothoracic surgery with independent competency in endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH).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.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 proceduresAbility 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. NON OPERATIVE Previous experience in the management of cardiothoracic surgical patients is preferred, but high quality candidates without such experience will be considered.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.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. PreferredOPERATIVE 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 Willingness to contribute to quality improvement projects and initiatives as well as research, education and training when appropriate.Familiar with EPIC Electronic Medical Record.

Keywords: University of California - Irvine, Irvine , Senior Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Irvine, California

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