Physician Assistant Opening CA

Large Healthcare System in the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a Physician Assistant to join their team.
Position overview:
Clinical Practice (75%)
The primary patient population for this position is adults who carry a diagnosis of spine deformities/injuries and tumors, either benign or malignant and Neurosurgery- Crani. The PA will provide care to both patients and families as they are diagnosed, evaluated, treated and followed on a long-term basis for these diseases. The PA will conduct History and Physical Examinations, provide pre-operative teaching, order appropriate diagnostic testing and develop treatment plans in collaboration with the supervising physician. The PA will also be available to patients for telephone consultations and triage after discharge. This position also requires some involvement in processing disability forms and other letters that work toward making the patient’s experience with the Neurosurgery department smooth.

Education (15%)
The Neurosurgery Physician Assistant will be responsible for educating the patients and caregivers throughout the preoperative period, and following hospital discharge. The PA will also work closely with hospital nursing staff by teaching at orientation, staff meetings and continuing education offerings. Community education through support groups and conferences will promote public education.

Consultation (5%)
The PA will consult with health care providers within the hospital and community. S/he will also represent the department and medical center in community activities related to the area of specialization.

Research (5%)
The PA will maintain current knowledge of research in the field of specialization and translate that research into practice where applicable. He or she will also participate in clinical research trials within the department and specialty.

Requirements:
Current Physician Assistant licensure to practice by the California Physician Assistant Licensing Board
Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge in Neurosurgical surgery
Demonstrated competence in the following areas: Clinical practice, communication, clinical case management, leadership, problem solving and teaching.
Minimum of two years of neurosurgical nursing
DEA Controlled Substances License within one year of hire
American Heart Association CPR certification

Thank you for your time!

Tina Roberts, President
JONATHAN CHASE EXECUTIVE SEARCH
588 Sutter Street, Suite 349
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 770-1200
tinaroberts@contactjc.com

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