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Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner)

Department of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The USC Keck School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine (GHPGIM) is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our team at our private practice site at the Keck Medical Center of USC on the Health Sciences Campus.  This is a full time Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner), faculty position.  The successful candidate will assist our faculty with our “same day” service –triaging and supporting the healthcare needs of our patients in the primary care practice.

Overall responsibilities include:

The Physician Assistant will be responsible for evaluation and management of a wide variety of Internal Medicine outpatients.  The PA will provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the healthcare team in maintaining optimum quality of care of patients.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conducts in-depth interviews with patient and obtains medical histories
  • Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible physician of changes in patients’ conditions
  • Performs appropriate physical examinations and procedures such as injections and immunizations
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services
  • Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies
  • Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for diagnostics studies
  • Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic testing
  • Writes appropriate medication prescriptions
  • Maintains compliance with established University and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, and infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in in-service education programs and professional associations.


  • Possession of current certificate of completion from a Physician Assistant program and the NCCPA
  • Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications
  • 2 years’ experience in ambulatory and/or acute care setting preferred

Skills Required:

  • Highest level of professionalism.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to function on a team.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Basic proficiency in computer-based medical record retrieval, data entry, and database programs.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and benefits are offered and commensurate with experience.

REQ20068047 Posted Date: 12/05/2018

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