Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

University of California, Davis

Date: 1 week ago
City: Davis, CA
Salary: $71 - $93 / hour
Contract type: Full time
University of California, Davis
MED: Neurological Surgery

The UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery is home to internationally recognized experts in the treatment of neurosurgical disorders. Recognized by US News and World Reports as the top-ranked hospital in the region , our team of 16 neurosurgeons provide state-of-the-art care for the majority of Northern California (33 counties, 6.5 million lives). We are the destination hospital for patients with brain tumors, aneurysms, stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, epilepsy and movement disorders, spine disorders, and the entire spectrum of pediatric neurosurgery

Job Summary

Final Filing Date

December 3, 2022

Salary Range

$70.62 - $93.14

Salary Frequency


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time


Shift Hour

Variable 10 Hour Night Shift


Main Hospital



Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs



The Neurosurgery Physician Assistant provides specialized patient care and guidance to neurosurgical patients and their families. Direct patient care is provided to inpatients in the hospital, including obtain history and physical, pre-and post-operative management, order and follow-up of laboratory and radiology studies, telephone triage of patient phone calls, attendance at M & M and QA conferences as required

Required Qualifications

  • One year or greater experience as a Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery

  • Graduation with a master’s degree or PhD from an accredited Physician Assistant program

  • California Licensed Physician Assistant (PA)

  • Current AHA BLS/CPR , ACLS and PALS Certifications

  • National certification as a physician assistant (NCCPA)

  • DEA Certificate within 3 months of hire

  • 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 cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers

Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position

Special Requirements

  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider

  • Must be able to work occasional overtime

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Able to lift 25 pounds, see well enough to read gauges and identify injuries

  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment

  • The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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