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Cedars-Sinai Physician Assistant - Gastroenterology in Beverly Hills, California

Job Description

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant to join our Gastroenterology Department. A true leader aims to inspire and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, that’s exactly what our nurse leaders 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 you need to do something incredible for yourself, and for others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Advanced Practice Provider (APP), includes Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner, will be working in the CSMG GI department with 3 other APPs and 10 GI physicians. The practice will consist of outpatient responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  1. Evaluate and treat patients independently.

  2. Review and inform patients of their laboratory and diagnostic test results.

  3. Authorize pharmacy refills.

  4. Work with medical assistants and secretaries in the suite.

  5. Triage patient calls and messages, etc.

APPs are authorized to diagnose and treat health care problems based upon protocols or in collaboration with physicians. APPs may perform specialty procedures according to approved protocols.

Pursuant to delegation or protocols, an APP may:

  1. Take a patient history, perform a physical examination, make an assessment, initiate, review and revise treatment and therapy plans, and record pertinent data in a manner meaningful to the physician.

  2. Order or transmit an order for patient care services such as diagnostic studies, therapeutic diets, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or respiratory therapy.

  3. Recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician and institute, when necessary, treatment procedures essential for the life of the patients.

  4. Instruct and counsel patients regarding matters pertaining to physical and mental health. Counseling may include topics such as medications, diets, social habits, family planning, normal growth and development, aging, and management of conditions and illnesses.

  5. Initiate arrangements for admissions, complete forms and charting pertinent to the patients’ medical record and provide services to patients requiring continuing care.

  6. Initiate and facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies, and resources within the community.

  7. Consult with the Supervising Physician (SP) whenever situations arise which go beyond the intent of guidelines and protocols or beyond the scope of practice or experience of the APP.

  8. When Supervising Physician consultation is obtained verbally or when the physician re-examines the patients, the participation of each provider should be documented.

  9. Preferred experience performing (but not limited to) the following office visits, laboratory, screening and diagnostic procedures:

  10. Flex Sigmoidoscopy

  11. Peg Replacement

  12. MIC replacement

  13. Rectal exam

  14. Fecal disimpaction

  15. Anoscopy

  16. Perianal abscess therapy-surgical

  17. EKG interpretation

  18. Simple X-ray reading

  19. Detailed abdominal exam

  20. Evaluate and treat patients with: IBS-C, Colitis, UC, Crohn’s, Malnutrition, Anemia, Diverticulitis, Cholelithiasis, Dysphagia, Functional dyspepsia, Celiac disease, Microscopic colitis, Cirrhosis, Autoimmune hepatitis, PBC, Barrett’s esophagus, IM of gastric mucosa, EoE, Constipation, Acute diarrhea, Diverticular bleed, Hep C, Hep B, Atypical chest pain, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Small bowel tumors, Neuroendocrine tumors, Functional GI disorders, IBS-D, Esophageal candida, Hiatal hernia, Achalasia, Fatty Liver, C diff, Bloating, SIBO, Rectal bleeding, Gastroparesis, Elevated LFT’s, Anal fistula, Anal fissure, Hemorrhoids, GI Bleeding, Melena, GERD, Acute Pancreatitis, Biliary Colic, General adnominal pain.


Educational Requirements:

  • Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies

License/Certification requirements:

  • National Certification as a Physician Assistant

  • BLS and ACLS Certification required

  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification required


  • Minimum 2 years in a relevant clinical area preferred, e.g., GI, general surgery, reconstructive surgery, or other surgical specialties; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

With a growing number of primary urgent and specialty care locations across Southern California, Cedars-Sinai’s medical network serves people near where they live. Delivering coordinated, compassionate healthcare you can join our network of clinicians and physicians to improve the healthcare people throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Req ID : HRC1364845

Working Title : Physician Assistant - Gastroenterology

Department : GI LeDoux

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 : $63.18 - $101.09

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.