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Physician Assistant Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Practitioner)

Keck School 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 Division of Upper GI Surgery within the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is pleased to offer at full-time position in one of the dynamic and growing divisions at the medical center, Upper GI Surgery at the rank of Clinical Instructor of Surgery.

The Physician Assistant (PA), under the direction of an Upper GI Surgeon assists in the care of patients after surgery in the clinic and in the hospital. The PA also assists other personnel to ensure high quality delivery of patient care and services to this patient population.  Works with the Upper GI surgical team to round on in house patients, do admissions, discharges and daily care.  Conducts discharge education and coordinates post discharge appointments for the surgery and consultative clinics.  Participates in Upper GI surgeries, procedures and clinic as needed.  Responsible for the preparation of medical records including admission notes, discharge summaries and daily progress notes as well as clinic notes when needed. Order medications, diagnostic studies, surgical consults and therapeutic procedures for in patients under the supervision of the surgery faculty and obtains results in a timely fashion. 

We are seeking an engaged and collaborative team member who will provide education and support to the Upper GI patient and to their families during the hospital course and at discharge teaching.   Provides education to the hospital nurse regarding treatment modalities for these patients.  Support and participate in clinical research studies involving Upper GI patients as appropriate; works closely with physicians as necessary to obtain data for publication.  Acts as a liaison between patient and multiple medical/surgical disciplines involved in the care of these patients; communicates plan of care with referring physicians.    Works to maintain and establish new relationships with referring physicians

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.

REQ20096232 Posted Date: 01/10/2021

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