This posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/9/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/21/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Dermatology APP is a valued member of the care team and his/her primary responsibility is the management of patients within the UC San Diego Health market area. The APP works under the supervision of the physician team responsible for providing comprehensive care for patients with general dermatology needs. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization and profession. May perform other related duties as assigned.
Must be a graduate from a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
California Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Current PA Certification from NCCPA.
Current UCSD BART certification, or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum two (2) years of work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in Dermatology. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.
Medical Dermatology experience, biopsies, intralesional steroid injection, phototherapy, excisions, and management of other dermatology conditions.
Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics, including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
Skill in telephone interviewing of patients to efficiently retrieve accurate information.
Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Strong knowledge of established protocols and ability to establish new protocols as needed.
Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.
Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.
Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.
Knowledge of applicable research protocols and the ability to manage all aspects of each protocol.
Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.
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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