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Company: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Summary

PAs are expected to act as an expert resource for health care providers including nurses, residents and other ancillary staff. Patient management decisions are independent where appropriate. The PA may perform non-invasive, invasive and surgical procedures, including first assist per approved standardized procedures. Demonstrates leadership skills. Demonstrates accountability for own practice as defined by the California Physician Assistant board.  

Provides direct patient care to a diversified complex patient population. Applies knowledge, experience, and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, sets priorities, and uses abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. 

Apply By Date: June 23, 2024; interviews may be held at any time.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of full-time Physician Assistant experience working in a Level III or Level IV NICU.
  • Graduation with a master's degree, or PhD from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
  • California Licensed Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certificate within 3 months of hire
  • National PA board certification in an aligned specialty with the practice area (NCCPA)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR certification
  • American Heart Association (AHA) NRP certification
  • Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Judgment skills to effectively meet the needs of patients
  • Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role
  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider


Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years or greater recent clinical experience in a Level III or Level IV NICU highly desirable
  • Experience in providing care to extremely low birth weight neonates highly desirable.


Department Description

Under the direction of the Neonatology Attending Physicians, the Neonatal Physician Assistant cares for neonatal patients with congenital anomalies, birth asphyxia, respiratory distress, preterm delivery, meconium aspiration, pulmonary hypertension and any other conditions that require admission to the NICU. The role of the Neonatal PA is to facilitate multi-disciplinary care through interaction with patients, families, housestaff, attendings and nurses. Patient care provided includes but not limited to, initiating appropriate consultations and referrals, accurate patient evaluation and care, follow-up evaluations; and, patient care planning, care education, and coordination of care. 

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $77.29 - $101.99
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly  
  • Salary Grade: 138
  • Payroll Title: PHYSCN AST
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 
  • Shift Hours: 0500-1800
  • Location: Main Hospital, Sacramento
  • Union Representation: Yes 
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes 
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site



Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page

  • If you are represented by a union, benefits are negotiated between the University of California (UC) and your union and finalized in a contract. Read your bargaining unit's employment contract, stay abreast of current negotiations and learn about collective bargaining at UC:
  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid time off for professional development as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness programs and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles 
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift up to 25 Pounds (Light) – Frequently


Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.  


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

 At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: 

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Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere

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