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Colorectal Surgery Physician Assistant (PHYSCN AST)

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
October 28, 2023

The Division of Colorectal Surgery Physician Assistant (PA) assists the team in all aspects of patient care of general colorectal surgery. This position involves practice in every setting of care delivery including the emergency department setting, inpatient ward, perioperative arena, outpatient clinic and operating room. Surgical assistance in the operating room is expected on an occasional, as-needed basis. Provides care to a diverse population. Applies knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. On-call duties may be required on an occasional, as-needed basis. This position will work approximately 50% in-patient and 50% out-patient.

Apply By Date: October 31, 2023

  • This position will be considering application as they apply, until filled.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year or greater experience as a hospital-based PA required.
  • At least 4 years' experience in an outpatient surgical setting.
  • Graduation with a master's degree, or PhD from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Active and clear California Licensed Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Current AHA BLS/CPR Certification
  • National certification as a Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
  • DEA Certificate within three months of hire
  • At least 4 years experience in an outpatient surgical setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Judgment skills to effectively meet the needs of patients
  • Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role
  • Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers
  • Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.

Department Description

  • The Department of Surgery encompasses a wide variety of surgical specialties. These include bariatric surgery, burn surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, endocrine surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, trauma, acute care and surgical critical care surgery, vascular surgery, and oncologic surgery. The Department's extensive surgical expertise, in combination with ongoing teaching and research activities, provide ample resources and advanced surgical techniques for patient care.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $77.29 - $101.99
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly
  • Salary Grade: 138
  • Payroll Title: PHYSCN AST
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 10 Hour - Variable Shifts
  • Location: Main Hospital, Sacramento
  • Union Representation: Yes
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site


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  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Maternity, Paternity, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid time off for professional development as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistant for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found
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Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Able to lift 25 pounds and assist in moving patients.

Special Requirements

  • Working knowledge of HIPPA regulations
  • Knowledge of medical billing procedures and policies.
  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to gather data; possession of computer skills; knowledge of research methods.
  • Knowledge of medications, indications, dosage ranges, side effects, and potential toxicity.
  • Ability to learn to assist in operations, performing tasks under direct supervision of the attending surgeon.
  • Must see well enough to read gauges and identify injuries
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment
  • The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Reposted 10/2