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#100544 (PA) Physician Assistant Per Diem - Emergency

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/24/2019

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


This position will provide overnight per diem patient care coverage 7 days a week, including various holidays, for both the Emergency Room and various Urgent Cares. The PA's role is to manage the care of ED observation patients, Acute Care at Home, Senior Emergency Care Unit patients as well as see patients in the Urgent Care. The NP provides continuity of patient care across shifts as they are the primary care giver for observation & urgent care patients.

The primary areas for this position include UC San Diego Health's newly opened Senior Emergency Care Unit, and ED Inpatient and Observation unit scheduled to open in October 2019. May float to our Urgent Care locations in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo as needed.

The qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 8/26/2018.


  • California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current PA Certification from NCCPA.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • PALS certification.

  • Minimum two years of recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in an Emergency Department.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work within a team environment.


  • Three or more years of recent work experience as a licensed Physician Assistant in an Emergency Department.


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

  • Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.

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 Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Thornton Emergency Services
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 hr shifts, Sunday-Saturday


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