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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/18/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Title

Physician Assistant - SOM Surgery-Liver (PHYSICIAN AST)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional



Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



SOM Surgery-Liver


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The mission of the UCSF Department of Surgery is threefold: to develop the next generation of leaders in surgery; to provide outstanding quality clinical care that is cost effective, yet compassionate; and to make significant advances in scientific knowledge and clinical practice through basic and clinical research.

Care of patients is what attracted our faculty and residents to surgery, and it continues to be our main focus.

Job Summary

The incumbent will serve as a high level professional whose activities will span the interface between the physicians and primary nurses who manage inpatients on the Liver Transplant Services at Moffitt-Long Medical Center, UCSF. The Physician Assistant will act as a full member of the Liver Transplant Team, taking primary responsibility for the safe delivery of care to inpatients in consultation with attending s or residents. This team member will meet productivity expectations as set forth by the Chief of Transplantation, performing any duties related to patient care activities that are appropriate and clearly delineated.

The incumbent will be responsible for the inpatient care of patients admitted to the liver transplant service. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes attending surgeons and physicians, resident physicians, medical students, pharmacists, and social workers. The incumbent shall report to the Chief of the Transplant Service.

The person in this position complements and assists the work of the surgical residents and the attending staff. All activities will be performed as a part of the physician team and under direct or indirect supervision.

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

Required Qualifications

* Minimum of two years of Physician Assistant experience with care of liver transplant patients or other acute or critically ill post-surgical patients

* Current Physician Assistant licensure to practice by the California Physician Assistant Licensing Board

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* DEA Controlled Substances License within one year of hire

* In-depth physical assessment/management skills and can be self-directed, accountable and independent in an inpatient setting

* Possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills

* Demonstrate organizational skills

* Strong computer skills in MS Office, Windows, Internet, EMR

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

Preferred Qualifications

* Comprehensive understanding of immunosuppressive medications, their toxicities and interactions

* Experience as an inpatient or outpatient Liver/Abdominal Transplant PA

* Familiarity or experience with liver disease and, in particular, end-stage liver disease, its associated complications, and/or liver transplantation

* Scientific knowledge to define profiles of immunologic and genetic features associated with allograft rejection

* Minimum of two years of liver or other transplant experience


* Active California Physician Assistant licensure

* National Certification as Physician Assistant

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) 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, Mission Bay, 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.

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,