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Physician Assistant II / NP II - General Surgery

Primary Location Ontario, California Job Number 1083721 Date posted 06/29/2022
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Description:
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 Responsibilities:
  • 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.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum one (1) year experience unless specified by department as an NP or PA.



    Education



    • Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant Program OR graduate of an accredited RN and NP Program.

    • Master's Degree in Nursing (effective 1/1/03 for those not previously grandfathered in by CMS- NP only).



    License, Certification, Registration



    • Current California Physician Assistant License or current California Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

    • Current California RN License (NP only).

    • Maintain current national certification from approved organizations (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties, or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants appropriate to education and department (must be obtained from NCCPA for initial state PA license, need not be maintained, for those not previously grandfathered in prior to 1/1/2001 by CMS.)

    • Current BLS.

    • National Provider Identification Number (NPI).



     


    Additional Requirements:



    • Willing to consider Nurse Practitioner II job code 56256.

    • If department elects to hire a new grad NP or PA, the California Furnishing Number and if applicable, the DEA Registration Number, must be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire.

    • The probationary period would also be extended from six (6) to twelve (12) months.

    • ACLS  required.



     


    Notes:



    • Candidates must be able to immediately step into and perform in a surgical operating room setting as the surgeon’s assistant. This is not a training position.

    • Strong candidate will have General, Plastic and Vascular surgery experience.

    • Candidates will assist in ICU and floor patient coverage, consults, clinic preoperative exams and post-operative care, Rounding, and performing minor procedures.

    • Require taking calls on weekends, nights, and Holidays.

    • Cover Fontana and Ontario and Hesperia Medical offices.

    • OR first assist and Surgical experience required. 

    • For NP, RN first assist required.



    Primary Location: California,Ontario,Ontario - Vineyard Medical Offices - D Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B13|AFSCME|UNAC Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Medical Offices D at Ontario - General Surgery-Reg Clinic - 0806 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.