Job Summary: The Cardiovascular Physician Assistant CVT surgery PA provides FIRST assist for open heart, thoracic and vascular surgeries, and second assist performing endovascular vein harvest for CABG and vascular cases. The CVT Surgery PA provides daily rounds, post operative care to include ICU and telemetry stepdown unit patient care. The PA is responsible for pre/post op orders and patient discharges. The PA is an considered an extender to the surgeon and must have good communication skills to speak with other physicians for necessary consults. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support the Organization’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
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Job Summary: The Surgical Physician Assistant will assist the surgeon in the provision of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative careto patients who undergo surgery. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values.
The Surgical Physician Assistant will assist the surgeon in the provision of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care to patients who undergo surgery. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values.
In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers health care philosophy, the Physician's Assistant is credentialed with advanced training in areas of primary health care for adult and pediatric patients, including, but not limited to: taking health history, performing physical examination and psycho-social assessments, management of acute and chronic medical conditions. Provides wellness care and urgent care in collaboration with physician members of health care team.
The Physician Assistant (PA) will function as a member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team and act as first. second, or third assistant in cardiac, vascular and/or thoracic surgery under the supervision of an approved supervising physician.
- The incumbent will provide care and guidance to patients, take history and perform physical examinations. This position assists during procedures within the scope of practice, in closing major and minor incisions: records post-op orders and follow-up progress notes as required; and assists in the transport and care of patients from the operating room to the recovery room or intensive care unit.
- Duties include visiting patients daily to evaluate. observe and answer questions; give patients post-operative discharge instructions and assist in discharge planning.
- The incumbent administers physician's prescriptions. and treatments for patients, and performs prescribed therapeutic procedures.
- Participates in collection and abstraction of data for registry reports, as requested and provides input on performance improvement strategies.
- Call responsibilities are required for this position.
The Physician Engagement Specialist serves as the liaison between Informatics and the physicians to ensure successful integration of clinical systems and processes. Works with the applications & support team to develop and deploy best practices in physician utilization of clinical information systems. Trains physicians, physician extenders and other clinical staff on software and IT processes. Assists in the development and implementation of current and future hospital clinical information systems, working closely with the Clinical Informatics Director, Project Managers, Clinical Informatics and other stake holders. The Physician Engagement Specialist collaborates with IT and other clinical or business departments across the organization to increase efficiencies and promote continuity of care through technology and workflow improvements.
Additional Job Responsibilities:
Must be willing to:
Provide support in all regional facilities as needed by the business
Travel a minimum of 10% to Dignity Health meetings, go live support and special work group activities, national meetings and conferences as needed.
The Physician Engagement Specialist serves as the liaison between Informatics and the physicians to ensure successful integration of clinical systems and processes. Works with the applications & support team to develop and deploy best practices in physician utilization of clinical information systems. Trains physicians, physician extenders and other clinical staff on software and IT processes. Assists in the development and implementation of current and future hospital clinical information systems, working closely with the Clinical Informatics Director, Project Managers, Clinical Informatics and other stake holders. The Physician Engagement Specialist collaborates with IT and other clinical or business departments across the organization to increase efficiencies and promote continuity of care through technology and workflow improvements. Must be willing to:
- Provide support in all regional facilities as needed by the business
- Travel a minimum of 10% to Dignity Health meetings, go live support and special work group activities, national meetings and conferences as needed
Under the direction of the Chief Physician Executive, provides patient care in the outpatient setting. Physician is responsible for the care of his or her patients. Responsibility includes the provision of and attention to quality care of major and minor illnesses, to long range issues of health and disease and to the needs for specialty consultation.
The Physician Informaticist supports implementation of clinical information systems and physician adoption associated processes throughout Dignity Health facilities. Inherent in this position is the transformation of care through systems and processes toward improvements in quality, safety, efficiency, and service across the continuum of care. The Physician Informaticist provides subject matter expertise to assist with integration of related processes (i.e., physician and mid-level provider workflow) necessary to achieve successful adoption of new technologies. He/She will serve as a liaison to internal and external clinicians, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and ancillary staff to effectively execute assigned projects. He/She supports applied use of clinical information technology and the tools of clinical process improvement to support best clinical practices, and standardization of the environment of care. The Physician Informaticist assists in the design and capture of metrics around the impact of various interventions in the processes of care delivery and assists in teaching and implementing methodology around the transformation of care to safer practices through the use of clinical information technology.
Nature and Scope:
This position reports to the Chief Medical Information Officer.
Duty to Support the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health:
This position upholds the best interests of Dignity Health by adhering to the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct and by committing to the values of Dignity Health’s mission and philosophy.
Keeping the organization’s mission, vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
Ensuring that the patient perspective is a driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that meet patients' and own organization’s needs. (Focus also includes internal and external customers)
Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, department, units or organizations to help achieve business goals. Resolves issues and problems, and makes a significant contribution to team efforts.
Demonstrates breadth and/or depth of professional/technical skills and capabilities required for position; shares knowledge; sets or contributes to the Company’s direction within area of expertise.
Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
Manages collaboratively and coaches others to achieve optimal performance; delegates effectively; praises/rewards contributions; defines clear roles and responsibilities; sets goals and leads initiatives; adjusts plans as necessary.
Sharing authority and responsibility with others to move decision making and accountability downward through the organization enabling individuals to stretch their capabilities and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities. Applies influence based on professional skill and experience.
Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations.
In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers philosophy, the physician ensures quality patient care services and guides and coordinates systems, functions and activities of the clinic.
- Established Hematology/Oncology group practice of 4 physicians / 3 APP’s with a strong existing referral base and on-site infusion suite and infusion pharmacist / staff
- Collaborative relationships with community-based specialists including: Radiation Therapy, General Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, GYN Oncology
- Onsite Nurse Navigator and Social Worker, affiliated with the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center
- Multidisciplinary Cancer Committee with weekly tumor boards
- Clinical trials affiliated with UCLA, Stanford and Cooperative Groups
- Hospital privileges at top ranked French Hospital Medical Center & Marian Regional Medical Center
About This Position:
In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers philosophy, the physician ensures quality patient care services and guides and coordinates systems, functions and activities of the clinic. CA Licensed Physician ? Clear, concise, and accurate verbal and written communication skills.
- CA Licensed Physcian
Coordinator coordinates activities of the hospital-wide Point of Care testing for bedside laboratory testing and ensures compliance of all hospital personnel with program standards. This includes, but is not limited to QA review, instrument set-up and validation, calibration verification, linearity testing, new lot reagent verification, maintenance, troubleshooting, training of nursing personnel, inventory control, QC, proficiency testing and participation in on-site inspections. Requirements: Four years experience working under a qualified College of American Pathologist Medical Director in an acute hospital clinical laboratory. Masters Degree is preferred. State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License OR Registration as a Specialist by the ASCP or AABB in an individual category, Registration as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is preferred.
Position Summary: Supports Dignity Health system analytic leaders to drive efficient, accurate analysis of data and reporting for hospital operational and clinical needs and performance improvement initiatives across the Dignity Health system. Works independently to analyze performance data and metrics to identify trends and root cause for performance gaps. Creates clean data extracts for data analysts within and outside of the analytics team to use for analysis. Communicates complex data/information in an understandable and compelling manner to a variety of end users at many levels of the organization. Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
- Understands and combines data from a variety of disparate data sources to create meaningful analyses for system leaders. Reports, extracts, segments, summarizes, and analyzes organizational data. Creates clear and meaningful graphs, charts and other visualizations. Researches and recommends targets for key metrics and performance indicators using external benchmarks and internal data.
- Writes programming code in SQL, SAS, R or similar to extract, merge, combine datasets; cleans data and creates metrics based on customer specifications, company or national standards. Independently creates analytical products based on business requirements. Completes basic statistical analyses or predictive modelling. With oversight, analyzes and communicates the cost-benefit of performance improvement projects.
- Communicates results of data analyses and data definitions to customers in a clear and compelling manner, using written, verbal, and other mediums. Collaborates with other analytics team members and customers to understand the operational processes and clinical documentation practices and makes performance improvement recommendations. Gathers business requirements for analytics projects and products with minimal direction and oversight.
- Participates in high level system-wide projects as a data or analytic subject matter expert. Mentors and advises data analysts in understanding source and meaning of data to create effective analyses.
Reporting to Post-Acute Care Operations Manager, this position leads on-site management of risk-based initiatives (i.e. Bundle Payment) and post-acute care (PAC) strategies in the management of patient transitions of care throughout the care continuum. This position is aligned closely with the Strategy and Population Health departments. The position oversees a mix of clinical, operational, and business activities related to PAC partnerships, working closely with post-acute providers as well as those we partner with to facilitate care for our patients in the post-acute setting. This position also communicates with Physicians, Nursing, Care Coordination, Community Health staff to ensure a seamless transition of care for our patients.
From a business prospective, this role is responsible for the overall performance of risk-based initiatives including Episode Payment Models including Mandatory Bundles and BPCI. This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health and the specific Market/s it supports. This employee shall support overall strategic plans, goals, and direction of the quality improvement /process improvement activities. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behaviors and attitude consistent with Dignity Health core values and humankindness philosophies.
Dignity Health and Sponsoring congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. Resources are dedicated to: delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and collaborating with others in the community to improve the quality of life.
This position reports to the Post-Acute Care Operations Manager
- Manages and works closely with PAC partners in the management of identified patient populations. Oversees a mix of clinical, operational, and business activities related to that partnership
- Establishes an operational plan for service based upon mission and strategies of the PAC Program initiatives
- Develops; revises; reviews as needed all policies and procedures for program initiatives including BPCI, Mandatory Bundles, and other Episode Payment Models (EPM) ensuring regulatory compliance
- Identifies and implements specific program goals including high priority case management redesign efforts required to improve performance in the following areas: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) utilization; SNF Length of stay (LOS); and readmissions reduction
- Develop written reports and makes oral presentations of analytic results including articulation of objectives, roles, and initiative outcomes
- Compile and formats information from appropriate sources for the development of service area and hospital performance and quality improvement processes including the development and management of the preferred provider network, strategy operation plans, etc. to achieve operational and program goals
- Works closely with and in partnership with PAC Providers, navihealth Care Coordinators, Case Managers, Case Management associates, and other clinical staff who are focused on PAC program in order to ensure that patients care transitions from acute care to post-acute care are seamless
- Coordinates and oversees multi-disciplinary team meetings
- Designs and coordinates formal and informal PAC program training sessions
- Assesses, reports, and communicates program status on a periodic basis to all program stakeholders
- Coordinates and oversees multi-disciplinary team meetings
- Organizes environment of care plan to ensure safe, infection-free, and efficient care for patients, visitors, and employees
- Develops and uses a system to continuously evaluate and address internal and external customer concerns/ grievances
- A passion for improving healthcare; demonstrating the ability to lead and manage complex projects that are strategic in nature and scope
- experience/knowledge of moving patients from acute to post-acute settings; current clinical knowledge and experience, particularly with the senior population
- the ability to collaborate and motivate other healthcare providers; strong/effective problem solving skills
- experience with performance measurement, outcome analysis, monitoring tools
- computer skills
- excellent oral and written skills
- excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to complete projects timely and within budget
- pro-active/effective team leadership skills.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ivy Brain Tumor CenterBarrow Neurological Institute
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is currently recruiting highly motivated and driven Postdoctoral fellow, preferably a recent graduate (Ph.D., M.D., DVM) to join our pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics team focusing on cutting edge Phase 0/II clinical trials for glioblastoma at BNI. Candidates with strong background in the field of Neurobiology, Cancer Biology, Immune-oncology, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology will be considered. Prior experience in conducting drug treament studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred.The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a non-conventional, non-profit program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with most aggressive form of brain cancer. It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumor in the world. Our trials select patients with specific genetic signatures to receive a matched experimental treatment regimen prior to their scheduled brain tumor operation. The tumor samples are rapidly analyzed for the drug penetration and target modulation by our Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics Core members. Once the drug proves to reach the tumor at an effective dose the patient is graduated to Phase II where they receive therapeutic dosage of the drugs.Job Description and Expectations:- Candidate is expected to critically think, design, perform clinical studies, experiments and interpret data independently (this is a MUST).- Demonstrated scientific expertise in oncogenic and neurodevelopmental signal transduction pathways.- Coordinate with the Pharmacodynamics Core Supervisor and other team members and develop assays for biomarker detection in tumor samples- Review, analyze and provide interpretation of PD data for both non-clinical and clinical studies. - Comply with established Center policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance and safety program. - Applicants should have strong communication skills in a team based environment.- Prepare data, figures and contribute to authoring of conference abstracts, assist in writing grants and manuscripts, and present at scientific conferences.- We are looking for a candidate who wants to make a difference by being part of this cutting edge clinical trials program, enjoys science, is persistent, someone who loves to be part of a team and deeply cares about their job.
J-1 research scholars will perform tasks that are consistent with Dignity's J1 Research Scholar programs. The specificity of the tasks will be determined by Dignity Health. Under the J-1 program, a research scholar may stay in the U.S. for up to five years. However, Dignity has complete discretion of determining the exact length of any J-1 research scholar's stay in the U.S., including the initial period of stay and whether there will be any subsequent extension. The J1 scholar will engage in laboratory, translational, or clinical research under the direction and guidance of a faculty member, developing skills necessary for success as an independent investigator.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular PET and MR Imaging of Glioma
A postdoctoral position is available at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) working with Dr. Chad Quarles and the Translational Bioimaging Group. The position will primarily focus on the use of amino acid PET and multi-parametric MR imaging for improved tumor margin delineation. The project will be supported by new NIH, state and foundation awards and include both clinical and preclinical imaging.
Outstanding instrumental resources, including multiple clinical MRI and PET/CT systems, 7T preclinical MRI, microCT, microPET and optical imaging scanners are available at the BNI. In addition, collaborators within the BNI and Phoenix valley possess exceptional expertise in neurology, neurosurgery, neurooncology, pathology, molecular and genomic characterization, and patient derived xenograft models of brain tumors.
Engages in laboratory, translational, or clinical research under the direction and guidance of a faculty member, developing skills necessary for success as an independent investigator. Laboratory or clinical research at the post-baccalaureate level with an interest in a faculty member's line of study required. Beyond minimum required, experience writing research reports concerning own work and familiarity with a biomedical discipline preferred. Ph.D., post-baccalaureate M.D. or D.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant field of endeavor required. Doctoral degree in a relevant field of endeavor preferred. Technical and/or conceptual expertise in a relevant field preferred. Familiar with basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate required.
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic scientist .
This position is fully funded (2 years) including salary and generous project funding.
Our lab seeks to understand brain control of metabolic variables, including body fat mass and blood sugar (i.e. energy and glucose homeostasis, respectively), and how this control is defective in metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes. In the context of these fundamental questions, we focus on development and plasticity of key cell types and circuits in the hypothalamus.
The postdoc will be expected to build and execute an exciting, independent project within the lab’s research program, where we currently have several compelling areas to pursue. The postdoc must be able to critically think, design, and perform experiments and interpret data independently. Mentorship will be provided for writing papers, submitting grant applications, presenting data at conferences, and preparing for a future career in academic or nonacademic settings.
We encourage recent Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) graduates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas to apply: neurobiology, development, endocrinology, cell biology (tissue dissection and cell culture, immunostaining, microscopy), biochemistry (Westerns, ELISAs), molecular biology, RNA-seq, mouse models, stereotaxic surgery, optogenetics, and metabolic phenotyping. The candidate should have strong communication skills. Above all, we are looking for a candidate who enjoys science, is persistent, loves to be part of a team, and deeply cares about their job.
To apply, please include (1) a cover letter that describes your research background and interests, (2) your CV, and (3) a list of three referees.
Under the direction of the Rehabilitation Director, the PPS (Prospective Payment System)/Intake Coordinator is responsible for the screening of potential patients and the facilitation and coordination of appropriate and timely admissions to the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. In addition, the PPS/Intake Coordinator is responsible for marketing to outside organizations that could refer patients to the programs, and educating discharge planners in the community about the Acute Rehabilitation Program and the services provided, as well as the criteria for admission. The PPS/Intake Coordinator coordinates the overall PPS and outcomes data and assumes responsibility for data collection, completion and transmission of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) in accordance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Specifically, the PPS/Intake Coordinator oversees all aspects of data collection on the IRF-PAI, ensures the presence of supporting documentation, and provides staff education to ensure compliance with internal policy and external regulatory requirements, including applicable Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards, CMS guidelines. In addition, the PPS/Intake Coordinator develops and interprets policies and procedures and acts as the primary resource for immediate problem solving in regards to FIM scoring. This position requires a positive working relationship with interdisciplinary teams.
- Two years clinical experience in nursing or rehabilitation
- Experience in IRF PAI coordination (preferred)
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology Program
Required Special Skills:
- Must have leadership ability and good communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to function within an interdisciplinary environment
- Ability to read and speak English clearly and be understood
- Microsoft and Excel proficient
- Current and valid California Registered Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology license (RN, LIC PT, LIC OT, LIC SLP)
- Current BLS Certification (CT CPRBLS)
A Prehospital Care Coordinator (PCC) is a Registered Nurse designated to coordinate all prehospital activities sponsored by SMMC in compliance with the Paramedic Base Hospital Agreement and in accordance with the policies, procedures and protocols established by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency.