Physician Assistant - Critical Care (PHYSCN AST) - 21273 4/8/2020

University of California San Francisco, CA

Location
San Francisco, CA
AJE Ref #
587091956
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
21273
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Family
Clinical Professional

Location

Parnassus (SF)

Weekly Hours
36 ; 90%

Appointment Type
Career
Department
ICU Nurse Practitioners

Shift
12-hour Variable
Full/Part Time
Full-Time

Union Information
This classification is represented by a union

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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

The Critical Care Physician Assistant possesses the advanced education, knowledge, clinical skills and experience necessary to provide expert advanced practice in critical care.

The primary responsibility of the Critical Care Physician Assistant (CCPA) is providing and directing care for patients in the adult ICUs at the UCSF Medical Center. Responsible for maintaining quality of care standards for all procedures and clinical care provided in the ICUs. Provides self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the medical center.

The CCPA shall provide medical care under the supervision of the Physician Director of Adult Critical Care Medicine and their individual collaborating physicians. Provide care in accordance with standardized procedures. Proficient in the areas of arterial catheter insertion, central venous catheter insertion, ventilator management, sedation, and pain control. The Medical Staff Office on a biannual basis grants privileges to practice at UCSF Medical Center.

The CCPA may rotate through all of the focused care ICUs at the medical center including: cardiothoracic, neurologic, neurosurgical, medical, general surgical, and transplant.

The CCPA shall work collaboratively with physician students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians. Participates in the precepting of APP students and post graduate fellows. This position is scheduled for 12 hour rotating shifts from days to nights including holidays and weekends.

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Practice Providers (APP) 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 APPs 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.

Required Qualifications

* Two years related Critical Care patient care experience as an Advanced Practice Provider

* Active Physician Assistant licensure in State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

* Active American Heart Association ACLS Certification

* Current national board certification by first day of work

* Active and/or transferable DEA License to California and provide evidence by 90th day of clinical practice; it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA License to their new place of employment if from out of state, via online DEA portal and provide evidence of transfer

* Completed a APA recognized graduate Master s Degree program as a Physician Assistant

* Submitted enrollment with CMS Medicare and Medicaid through the credentialing process by first clinical day

* Demonstrated excellence in the following areas: clinical practice, communication, clinical case management, leadership/problem identification/resolution, and teaching

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Completion of an accredited critical care practice transition program

* Current ENLS certification

* Author of publication in peer reviewed journal

* Experience as faculty or instructor in graduate advanced practice provider program

Licensure/Certification

* Active Physician Assistant licensure in State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

* Active American Heart Association ACLS Certification

* Current national board certification by first day of work

* Active and/or transferable DEA License to California and provide evidence by 90th day of clinical practice; it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA License to their new place of employment if from out of state, via online DEA portal and provide evidence of transfer

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Practice Providers (APP) 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 APPs 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.

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.