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Under supervision and in close collaboration with the Neuromedical Core Director and affiliated Investigator, the Physician Assistant (PA) will participate in multiple research projects involving HIV positive individuals with neurological disorders. The PA will assist in coordination of studies including drug research, cognitive functioning, effects of illicit drug use and effects of HIV on the brain and nervous system. Responsibilities include routine assessment of participants health status, performing neurological exams, assessing current drug therapies, liaising with health care providers, interpretation of lab results, and performing lumbar punctures.
The PA will learn to provide current information on HIV/AIDS research developments and education regarding medications, communicating clinical findings to physicians, researchers and others, and presenting at HIV seminars and to UCSD undergraduate students. The PA will assist with clinical queries, provide telephone triage, conduct presentations to outside agencies, attend community advisory board meetings and assist in grant writing.
Must be a graduate from an accredited physician assistant program.
California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Prior research experience required. Less than six months of licensed working PA experience is highly preferred. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two (2) years gained through school or work experience.
Demonstrated ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examinations and evaluate pertinent health deficits.
Ability to assist with and perform lumbar puncture and venipuncture procedures.
Knowledge of common neurological disorders.
Experience and skill to conduct routine neuromedical assessments/physical exams and interpretation of findings.
Demonstrated experience interpreting diagnostic tests and providing appropriate follow up treatment.
Experience providing telephone triage to appropriate department and participants including appropriate referral.
Ability to evaluate diagnostic work sheets and provide a definitive diagnosis.
Ability to effectively participate and contribute to a large observational and intervention research studies including pharmaceutical research trials.
Excellent writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies and procedures for participants' care management.
Proven interpersonal skills. Ability to counsel participants and families effectively and with sensitivity and compassion. Ability to maintain good collaborative working relationships and communications with members of the clinical health care team, lab personnel, physicians, staff and others.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with a broad range of professionals, paraprofessionals, the public and participants. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Proficient computer skills including, but not limited to, Chartscript, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Epic. Demonstrated ability to maintain and utilize various databases.
Thorough knowledge of FDA regulations and guidelines. Thorough knowledge of the Experimental Bill of Rights to ensure effective advocacy for participants.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
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