The UCSF Spine Center has an opening for a Spine PA in the department of Neurosurgery. The UCSF Spine Center is one of the largest centers of its kind in the country, treating 10,000 patients a year. The center brings together world-renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, physiatry and other specialties to design the most effective treatment for your condition. The team includes experts in cancer, pain management, physical therapy, radiation oncology and rheumatology.
This is an amazing opportunity to work for one of the top institutions in the country while enjoying everything the bayarea has to offer!
Under the supervision of the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery and guided by the policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and bylaws of the UCSF Medical Center, some Nursing Policies, and, Medical Staff Policies, and any unique ambulatory patient services this Physician Assistant (PA) position is assigned to supervising physician in the Neuro-Spine practice. This AHP position may perform delegated functions as appropriate to their “scope of practice”.
In general, the “scope of practice” includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and surgical procedures per approved standardized procedures as identified by the list available on the Medical Staff Office website. The CIDP approved standardized procedures are unique to each person and are unlikely to include ALL SPs on the list. This position may provide patient care in approved age groups and UCSF Health licensed settings. The AHP has responsibility for the quality of standards of care for a specified patient population and evidences self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the all UCSF medical center locations.
UCSF Health requires all Advanced Health Practitioners (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Health sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 30-60 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.
- Active Physician Assistant licensure
- American Heart Association CPR certification
- Active and transferable DEA license to California as required for clinical area and it is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA license to their new place of employment online
- Current National PA board certification
- Completed a APA recognized graduate Master’s degree program as a Physician Assistant
- Demonstrated competence in the following areas: clinical practice, communication, clinical case management, leadership, problem solving and teaching
- Paneling with CMS Medicare and Medicaid eligible