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Surgical Physician Assistant - South Bay Surgeons

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Requisition # 2733

Job Description

A true leader aims to inspire and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, that’s exactly what our Advanced Practice Providers do. They have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and integrity, and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. Now we invite you to join us from working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything available to do something incredible for yourself, and for others.

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation is seeking an experienced Surgical Physician Assistant to join our Association of South Bay Surgeons Group ( 

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) plays a crucial role in Cedars-Sinai Medical Group's commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services efficiently. Working in collaboration, with our physicians and staff, the APP shares responsibility for the well-being of our patients. 

The Association of South Bay Surgeons offers the complete spectrum of general, oncologic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures for our patients. Our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive surgical care to the community.Our Surgical Physician Assistant will work in a multi-specialty group of 10 physicians covering advanced general surgery, surgical weight loss, breast cancer, surgical oncology and hepatobiliary. Along with 1 other PA, you will split abnormal labs (reviewing, discussing with physicians, ordering, etc). 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting post ops and follow-ups for the general surgeons.
  • Serve as a first (1st) assist in the operating room 2-3 times a week.
  • Gathering comprehensive medical data, including health history, and analyzing physical examination results. 
  • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests such as urine, blood tests, imaging, and assessing deviations from normal. 
  • Performing therapeutic procedures such as bladder catheterization, instillation of bladder medications, postoperative wound care, pelvic floor biofeedback, transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, bladder Botox injections, and other duties within the scope of practice. 
  • Developing and implementing patient management plans, documenting consult notes, progress notes, and contributing to continuity of care. 
  • Educating and advising patients on adhering to prescribed therapeutic regimens. 
  • Collaborating with other healthcare providers to coordinate patient care. 
  • Assisting in triaging in-basket messages, including patient referrals, and communicating with pre- and post-procedure patients about their care. 
  • Performing other assigned duties. 

Please note: This groups works out of three (3) hospitals, Little Company of Mary Torrance & San Pedro as well as Torrance Memorial Hospital. 


Educational Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies accredited by ARC-PA. 

License/Certification/Registration Requirements: 

  • Certification by the National Commission of Physician Assistants. 
  • Drug enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Physician Assistant (PA) licensure by the State of California. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association. 


Preferably prior experience as a Physician Assistant in relevant clinical areas such as general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties. 

Req ID : 2733
Working Title : Surgical Physician Assistant - South Bay Surgeons
Department : South Bay Surgeons
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation
Job Category : Clinical Operations
Job Specialty : Advanced Practice (PA)
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $67.61 - $108.18

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