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Employment Type:
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Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Physician Assistant
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UCLA Health | Venice, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Physician Assistant will be providing medical care to homeless patients as part of a multidisciplinary IMHT team. This includes attending case conferences and doing street outreach. The clinical home of the physician assistant will be at Rose, where she will be providing primary care services to low income patients including chronically ill adults, pediatrics, gynecology, and homeless patients. The PA works independently providing assessment, management, and follow-up of patients. The Physician Assistant functions independently within defined scope of practice. Drs. Loeza, King, Andres and other faculty are available for consultation when necessary. Progress is reviewed with Dr. Loeza and Dr. King. Participate in the IMHT grant duties. Provide medical care and outreach to identified IMHT patients at shelters or street. Participate in conferences with mental health and social service agencies. Work toward helping IMHT clients to receive housing. Provide Primary Patient Care at VFC . Manage Chronic Care patients including diabetic, hypertensive, renal disease, hypothyroid patients. Provide family planning and women's services . Pediatric care including well child and sick visits. Evaluate new patients and work-up medical problems. Order appropriate preventive care and screening tests for every patient. Attend provider meetings or read minutes via e-mail to remain updates with clinic policies. Review medication refill requests, lab and radiology results. Submit specialty referrals and follow-up on referrals. Other duties as assigned within Venice Family Clinic.

Job Qualifications
Active license to practice as a Physician Assistant in California. Ability to operate a computer to obtain lab results, log clinic visits, and. input / retrieve data. Knowledge of disease processes and treatments in patients with chronic disease, pediatrics or gynecologic problems. Demonstrated ability to supervise clinical support staff. Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively relate to patients, their families, members of the health care team, and the lay and professional community. Ability to perform patient assessments and take appropriate actions. Skill in organizing work flow to accomplish Venice Family Clinic objectives. Skill in communicating with patients and families in medical Spanish. Skill in writing patient notes, progress reports, correspondence, consent forms and other patient materials. Strong organizational skills to create patient treatment plans and work with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to work independently, set goals and objectives, prioritize work activities. Ability to determine when to function independently and when to request physician intervention. In an effort to promote and maintain a healthy environment for our patients, visitors, and employees, UCLA Health is a smoke-free site. Smoking is prohibited within the boundaries of all UCLA Health owned, occupied, leased, and associated buildings and facilities.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.