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The Interventional Cardiology Physician Assistant (PA) for the UCSF Adult Cardiac Cath Lab requires expertise in the evidence-based care of the cardiovascular patient population. The PA, as a result of advanced education and in-depth clinical knowledge, possess the skills necessary to provide expert comprehensive care coordination for this clinically complex patient population. The Interventional Cardiology PA facilitates collaboration for patient care, with an emphasis on education, patient assessment and processes to address the needs of all cardiovascular, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure, and solid-organ transplant patients referred for interventional lab procedures. The PA utilizes specialized knowledge and skills within major areas of chronic care management related to this specific subspecialty of Cardiology including triage, medication review, patient education, establishing clinical protocols, drafting policies and procedures, education and training of nurses, rad techs, fellows, and APPs in the care of patients with various types of cardiovascular disease, while working in a multi-disciplinary setting. Partners with members of the inpatient and ambulatory care teams to assess, consent, discharge, and coordinate care of these complex patients. This position is the multidisciplinary resource and APP leader for patients referred to the interventional lab for procedures, with a focus on the pre-, intra-, and post-procedural management of outpatient procedures and/or inpatient procedures when working at the hospital. When in the pre- or post-procedural setting, the Interventional PA will be asked to document all patient encounters including video visits for patient intake, urgent referral, procedural complications, and medical management appointments. This work can be arranged to be performed remotely with prior approval and schedule coordination with leadership. When in the procedural setting, this role will provide first-assist back-up during routine diagnostic catheterization procedures and coronary interventions when certain skills targets have been met. This role compliments the interventional fellowship program by enabling intra-operative support to the labs’ attending providers when fellows are unavailable due to other commitments. This role shall cover lab locations at the Parnassus and UCSF St. Mary’s campuses when/if needed. The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Required Qualifications

  • Two (2) + years experience in the care and management of the interventional cardiology patient population across the care continuum.
  • Experience in a pre and post-cardiovascular procedural setting.
  • Familiarity with structural heart procedures.
  • Familiarity with current practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Be able to practice in a remote capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Inpatient and outpatient patient care coordination experience.
  • Intra-op procedural experience including advanced therapies (Impella, intra-aortic balloon pump, ECMO, etc).
  • Advanced heart failure and adult congenital clinical experience.
  • Current work in an academic medical center setting.
  • Prior personnel management experience; support of various care team members.
  • Experience in outpatient patient management that may have included clinical triage, post-procedure symptom management, and/or medication reconciliation.
  • Familiarity with EPIC EMR.

License/Certification

  • Must hold an active and current California Physician Assistant License (PA).
  • California driver’s license (CDL) if required for position.
  • Must hold current national board certification by first day of work and maintain.
  • Must hold an active and transferable DEA license to California and have evidence of transfer by 90th day of clinical practice. (It is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA license to their new place of employment if from out of state, via online DEA portal and provide evidence of transfer).
  • Must have completed an AAPA recognized graduate master’s degree program as a physician assistant.
  • Must have submitted enrollment with CMS Medicare and Medicaid through the credentialing process by first clinical day.
  • Hold current AHA BLS as minimum requirement.
  • Hold current AHA ACLS as minimum requirement.

UCSF Medical Center and Campus requires certain healthcare providers to be credentialed. In most cases this is done through its Office of Medical Affairs & Governance (OMAG) prior to the first working day. Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days but can vary.

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Organization

Health

Job Code and Payroll Title

009202 PHYSCN AST SR

Job Category

Advanced Practice Providers

Bargaining Unit

University Professional and Technical Employees – Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)

Employee Class

Career

Percentage

100%

Location

Hybrid, Parnassus Heights (SF), San Francisco, CA

Shift

Days

Shift Length

10 Hours