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#108828 (PA) Sr. Physician Assistant, Hematology Oncology

Extended Review Date: Tue 6/1/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/21/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/03/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of the Hematology Oncology physician, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides primary medical management for hematology/oncology patients. Demonstrates 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 procedures such as bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies 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.

May provide care to hematology/oncology patients in the outpatient oncology and infusion center. Develops and expands the role responsibilities as patient and system needs change. Demonstrates knowledge of solid cancers and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results. Demonstrates knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common cancer medications. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Has the ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer. May work with and evaluate patients on clinical trials.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • Current State of California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current Physician Assistant Certification from NCCPA.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in oncology. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two (2) years gained through school or work experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of pathology of Hematology/Oncology patient population and expected outcomes.

  • Demonstrated experience working independently as a Nurse Practitioner and exercising independent clinical judgment with with vulnerable populations.

  • Proven experience with diagnosis, treatment and symptom management of oncology patients, including development and review of specialized treatment plans.

  • Demonstrated experience taking detailed medical history, performing physical examinations, and interpreting findings.

  • Thorough understanding of normal and abnormal laboratory values, diagnostic tests, electrocardio tracings and radiologic studies; and identification of deviations.

  • 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 attention to detail.

  • Proven experience developing and organizing training for patients and staff.


  • ACLS and/or ART.
  • Experience with evaluating patients on clinical trials.


  • 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 Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
CANCER CENTER/Hematologic Mali
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Moores Cancer Center
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Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday -Friday


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