Physician Assistant - Surgery
Job posting number: #7198199 (Ref:10023963)
Posted: January 5, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $57.21 - $102.80 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Physician Assistant – APP Surgery
Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.
We are seeking a Physician Assistant for our Ambulatory Surgery Center at City of Hope in Irvine. The Physician Assistant functions as part of a care team who, working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive patient care and will support two physicians with procedures on new and existing patients as well as assisting in surgeries. The Physician Assistant provides independent and collaborative medical management to a defined patient population, according to standardized procedures and in collaboration with a physician supervisor.
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As a successful candidate, you will:
- Provide primary, secondary, and in some cases, tertiary care within scope of practice, licensure, and organizational policies.
- Services provided include, but are not limited to taking histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering, performing, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests and therapies and furnishing drugs and devices in a cost-efficient manner for specific conditions.
- Perform history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, concise, relevant, and appropriate.
- Document the consultation and new patient note.
- Perform orders and instructions for radiation therapy simulation and appropriate image-guidance.
- Order and appropriate analyzes diagnostic tests including but not limited to laboratory and imaging evaluations.
- Order all test necessary in preparation for radiation therapy.
- Navigate the patient through the process of care for radiation therapy.
- You will see patients on treatment with the supervision of an attending physician and help answer questions and manage radiation specific toxicities.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate the plan of care with modifications as needed and in coordination with the attending physician when appropriate.
- Perform routine procedures pertinent to the practice and as granted through the privilege process.
- You will see patients in follow-up after radiation therapy, manages side-effects, and provides survivorship care.
- During simple follow-up cases, the you may independently manage patients in follow-up including ordering follow-up imaging, providing medical care, and support to the patient including ordering pharmacological agents.
- Interpret imaging and communicates with attending physician regarding interval patient change.
- Prescribe and council patients on narcotic use safety.
- Demonstrate pharmacologic knowledge including indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions, and adverse effects of pharmacologic agents.
- Review treatment and therapy plans with patients and appropriate family members.
- Practice clinical care informed by evidence-based literature.
- Participate in radiation oncology specific clinical quality and research projects.
- Instruct and counsel patients in matters related to health care management including diet, medication and physical and mental health needs and refers to the appropriate specialists when appropriate.
Your qualifications should include:
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Master’s degree
- Three years as a Physician Assistant is preferred
- Unrestricted, Current Physician Assistant license
- Certified California Physician Assistant license
- Current DEA license required
- Current BLS certification from American Heart Association
- Current ACLS certification from American Heart Association
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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $57.21 - $102.80 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.