The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC is a personal, concierge oncology clinic providing individualized, high quality care to our patients. We aim to advance the prevention and care of cancer through the latest biomedical research, personalized medicine, and clinical trials. The most cutting-edge cancer treatment options are offered to patients with a cancer diagnosis by some of the nation’s utmost respected, recognized, and knowledgeable doctors in the field of medical oncology. The Ellison Institute is also comprised of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, which allows current molecular technologies to help guide care for patients with cancer.
Overall responsibilities include:
The Physician Assistant will be responsible for research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison within USC, leadership, and oncologic and preventive patient care management. The PA will provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the healthcare team in maintaining optimum quality of care of cancer 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
Manages treatment of hospitalized patients, in coordination with provider
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
Provides continuity of care in the management of complex illnesses under the supervision of a physician.
Oversees the administration of chemotherapy/investigational drugs and covers the clinic’s low-volume infusion area in case of life-threatening reactions
Performs patient assessment, administration of chemotherapeutic/hormonal agents, venipuncture, vascular access device management
Counsels patients on preventive care, treatment, and diagnoses
Acts as liaison with USC personnel, governmental agencies, vendors, etc. as appropriate
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
Excellent IV skills preferred
Extreme attention to detail.
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.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Experience: 2 Years, combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Preferred Field of Expertise: Oncology, ambulatory/acute care
Posting Salary Range: $92,817 - $154,689
Percentage of Time: 100%
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Current California license for Physician Assistant and National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). Directly related experience in field.