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Physician Assistant II - General Surgery

Location: Anaheim, CA Additional Locations:

Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices I 6670 Alton Pkw, 6670 Alton Pkwy., Irvine,California, 92618
Garden Grove Medical Offices 12100 Euclid St., 12100 Euclid St., Garden Grove,California, 92840
San Juan Camino Capistrano Medical Off 30400 Camin, 30400 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,California, 92675
Job Number: 744033 Date posted: 01/09/2019
Physician Assistants (PA) provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. Under physician supervision, PAs provide care in areas within KP in primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Practice Guidelines and Protocols for Ambulatory and Hospital-Based Practice.  They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors. Functions in an expanded role to regularly provide primary, acute or emergency care to patients with complicated medical or surgical conditions which requires an intensive level of care and advanced certification in a specialty area (e.g., neonatal, intensive care, emergency medicine, operating room, etc.) A formal internship and/or equivalent on-the-job training in the specialty area are also required.

Essential Functions:
- Collect subjective data (obtain history).
- Collect objective data (perform a physical exam).
- Develop an assessment (diagnosis).
- Develop and implement a management plan.
- Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources within the community.
- Order pharmacologic interventions.
- Develop and implement an educational plan.
- Plan for appropriate follow-up care.
- Manages the care of patients with complicated medical or surgical conditions.
- Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

This is a repost of 723011

Basic Qualifications:


- Minimum one (1) year experience unless specified by department.


- Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant Program.

License, Certification, Registration

- Current California Physician Assistant License.

- *National certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)(*Must be obtained from NCCPA for initial State license, need not be maintained).

- DEA Registration Number required.

- BCLS required. 

- National Provider Identification Number (NPI).


Additional Requirements:

- N/A.


Preferred Qualifications:

Prior Operating Room experience preferred.


- Required travel between both Orange County Medical Centers and MOB's within the General, Plastic, and Vascular Surgery Services.

- Will be required to work rotating weekends for hospital and/or clinic coverage and take call under supervision of the surgeon. 

- Hospital rounding will be required, could assist in the OR and outpatient services. 

- Access needs to accommodate a 24 hr 7 day service.

- Required to work in the Emergency Department and Inpatient setting to cover any General Surgery, Plastic surgery, or Vascular Surgery patients

- Required to care for all patients from General, Plastic, and Vascular Surgery

Works rotating weekends for hospital call or weekend clinic support.


Primary Location: California,Anaheim,Kraemer II Medical Offices 3430 E. La Palma Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 5:00 PM Working Hours End: 1:00 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UNAC - All Other Areas Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Department: General Surgery Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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