This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/12/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/21/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is the region's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The physicians at UC San Diego Health not only provide personalized care with better outcomes, they set treatment standards nationwide for more than 200 types of cancer. Our cancer services were also ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report in 2020.
Under direction of the Hematology Oncology physician, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides primary medical management for hematology/oncology patients. Leads by example demonstrating professional image and leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the team to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the health care continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team. May perform specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, skin biopsy and antineoplastic therapy ordering.
Presents patient cases during team meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Supports the development and revision of divisional policies and procedures. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals. Provides care to hematology/oncology patients in the outpatient oncology and Infusion Center, including management of urgent patient events. May work with and evaluate patients on clinical trials. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Must be a graduate from an accredited physician assistant program.
California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum two (2) years recent oncology and/or oncology infusion experience as a licensed Physician Assistant (PA). Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.
Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Thorough knowledge of pathology of Hematology/Oncology patient population and expected outcomes.
Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with attending physicians and patient's primary medical team.
Strong critical thinking skills. Ability to pay conscientious attention to detail.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult and adolescent learning theory.
Proven experience developing and organizing training for patients and staff.
Oncology infusion experience.
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.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.