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CO Physician Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (JH PACT) Service is a collaboration of the Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. We are seeking a Physician Assistant who will work collaboratively as a member of the PACT Team to care for patients with post COVID pulmonary issues. The Physician Assistant will work under the supervision of an attending PACT physician who is a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. The Physician Assistant will also work collaboratively with resident physicians, and pulmonary fellows.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Physician Assistant will practice within the guidelines of the unit department and institution and in accordance with the state of Maryland. The Physician Assistant will be granted affiliate staff privileges by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board; these privileges list specific tasks and are reviewed annually.

Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members. Analytical abilities are necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health issues. Advanced interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary to provide information to patients and health care personnel. The Physician Assistant must be able to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.

Clinical

  • See patients via telemedicine or in outpatient clinic for follow up or for urgent visits.
  • Monitor and follow-up on diagnostic test results, prescriptions, medical equipment, insurance requirements and documentation needs for patients for the 500+ patients in the PACT program.
  • Telephone triage for patient problems and response to therapy and communicate to the program physicians.
  • Educate patients on the PACT inpatient and outpatient services available to them.
  • Round on inpatient service with the Pulmonary consult service when needed.
  • Screen medical records and facilitate scheduling of new referrals to the PACT Clinic.
  • Facilitate and obtain insurance authorization for medical therapy, diagnostic testing and hospital admission.
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with industry representatives.

Research

  • Team participant in the research activities for the PACT Program.
  • Assist with coordination of industry and internal PACT clinical trials, including identifying subjects, IRB submission, regulatory documentation and protocol required study visits and testing.
  • Coordinate and assist with sample and data collection and data entry for databases and clinical trials being done in the PACT Program.

Administrative

  • Acts as a liaison between referring physicians and the PACT Program.
  • Acts as a liaison between hospital staff, including nurses, physicians and other departments, pulmonary division fellows and the PACT Program.
  • Helps supervise Medical Office Coordinator.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    Bachelor's Degree. Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body. Completion of a CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program. Must be licensed as PA in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JH Bayview Medical Center credentialing process is required prior to start date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Analytical ability necessary to evaluate health status of patient and to implement proper care plan. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with other services. Ability to work well as a member of a health care team with a high degree of self-motivation. General computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems. Knowledge of research Methodology and working knowledge of computers. Must be able to independently assimilate and evaluate clinical data. Must be willing to assist in writing protocols and protocol revisions and manuscript preparation. Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, standing and walking for extended period.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).
  • Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.

JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.

Classified Title: Physician Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department Name: Medicine, Pulmonary
Personnel Area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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