Physician Assistant - Clinical Decision Unit (Physcn AST)

University of California San Francisco Medical

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team. 

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

Classification of Sr. Physician Assistant or Physician Assistant will be determined based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Under the supervision of the UCSF Health Division of Emergency Medicine and guided by the policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and bylaws of the UCSF Medical Center, some Nursing Policies, and, Medical Staff Policies, and any unique policies related to patient services, this Physician Assistant (PA)/Physician Assistant Sr (PA/Sr.) position is assigned to in Emergency Medicine Clinical Practice. 

This AHP position may perform:

  • Delegated functions as appropriate to their “scope of practice” (In general, the “scope of practice” includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and surgical procedures per approved delegation of services agreement. Familiarity with state statute for their licenses is necessary
  • Privileges should be identified by utilizing the list available on the Office of Medical Affairs and Governance (OMAG) website and selected during the credentialing process
  • CIDP approved privileges are unique to each person and are unlikely to include ALL privileges
  • PA/PA Sr. professional may provide patient care in all age groups and UCSF Health licensed settings and affiliates
  • AHP has responsibility for the standards of care for their specified patient population and evidences self-direction and accountability both to quality of care and in the development of their role within the all UCSF Health locations and affiliates
  • PA/PA Sr. is accountable to, evaluated, and provided feedback by the UCSF supervising/collaborating physician or physician designee(s) in the same clinical specialty, the Administrative Practice Manager, and other AHPs/colleagues’ familiar with the clinical activities of the AHP professional through the OPPE and performance review processes

PA is responsible to maintain a current and up to date delegation of services agreement signature page of all supervising physicians with whom they work

UCSF Health requires all Advanced Health Practitioners (AHP) to be credentialed through OMAG to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Health sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 30-60 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

Required Qualifications

PA:

  • One year experience as a Physician Assistant working in an emergency department or urgent care
  • Active Physician Assistant licensure in State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Active American Heart Association ACLS Certification
  • Active American Heart Association PALS Certification
  • Current PA National Board Certification
  • Active and transferable DEA License to California as required for clinical area; it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA License to their new place of employment online
  • Completed a APA recognized graduate Master’s Degree program as a Physician Assistant
  • Able to or already be paneled with Medicare and Medicaid with CMS
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Sr. PA:

  • Five years experience in an emergency department as a Physician Assistant
  • Active Physician Assistant licensure in State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Active American Heart Association ACLS Certification
  • Active American Heart Association PALS Certification
  • Current PA National Board Certification
  • Active and transferable DEA License to California as required for clinical area; it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA License to their new place of employment online
  • Completed a APA recognized graduate Master’s Degree program as a Physician Assistant
  • Able to or already be paneled with Medicare and Medicaid with CMS
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience in an emergency department as a Physician Assistant

Licensure/Certification

  • Active Physician Assistant licensure in State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Active American Heart Association ACLS Certification
  • Active American Heart Association PALS Certification
  • Current PA National Board Certification
  • Active and transferable DEA License to California as required for clinical area; it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA License to their new place of employment online

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Office of Medical Affairs & Governances (OMAG) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency. 
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards. 
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets. 

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility. 
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments. 
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Read Full Description

Discover Similar Jobs

Suggested Articles