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Physician Assistant

Johns Hopkins University
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant to manage the day-to-day clinical and operational activities of the PepsiCo Denver Plant in Colorado. The position reports directly to the West Regional Coordinator for the PepsiCo/JHU partnership. The position also works closely with the Executive Director and Division Administrator of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site services forty (40) hours per week at the PepsiCo clinic in Denver, CO.
  • Triage and treat, as appropriate, minor work-related and non-work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Dispense over-the-counter and prescription medications in accordance with pre-established standing orders to employees with minor work-related and non-work-related concerns (back pain, headache, pharyngitis).
  • Provide on-site specimen/lab collection for employees presenting lab orders from their PCP.
  • Perform urine drug screening and breath alcohol testing in accordance with company protocol.
  • Provide onsite assessment for strep pharyngitis, UTI, influenza, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia.
  • Provide support and case management for both work-related and non-work-related conditions for the purposes of reducing illness and absenteeism.
  • Coordinate second opinions for employees absent due to workers’ compensation or disability, as necessary in adherence with company protocols.
  • Coordinate annual seasonal influenza vaccination program.
  • Coordinate and plan monthly health education seminars and general wellness events.
  • Provide on-site patient education regarding illnesses, medication, treatments, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with patients and their PCP/Specialist to facilitate early diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.

Administrative services provided to PepsiCo.

  • Maintain and revise, as needed, standardized procedures, protocols, and standing orders.
  • Maintain adequate clinical supplies.
  • Maintain Letter of Permit Exception with the Colorado Department of Health/CLIA required for lab testing provided on-site.
  • Maintain patient medical records.

Work collaboratively with the Benefits and Safety teams

  • Coordinate and plan health and wellness events and initiatives.
  • To manage workers’ compensation claims.
  • To expand clinic services and reach.
  • Provide crisis management/intervention, as needed.
  • Provide general medical advice to the PepsiCo Human Resources and Safety/Risk Management departments.
  • Ensure the provision of prompt, appropriate clinical care to all patients in accordance with PepsiCo and Johns Hopkins University protocols, State regulations, and professional standards.
  • Develop relationships with clinical providers in the area to provide backup clinical care.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate problem resolution and follow-up with PepsiCo employees as required.
  • Ensure PepsiCo onsite clinic facilities are neat, clean, and attractive.
  • Conduct yourself in an exemplary fashion to achieve goals.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate problem resolution and follow-up with PepsiCo employees as required.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine the health status of a patient and implement proper care.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach, and counsel patients and interact with clients/employers.
  • A comprehensive understanding of outpatient adult medicine, patient care procedures, medical protocols, and testing procedures is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree; Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body; Completion of a CAAHEP-certified Physician Assistant program.
  • Registered/licensed by the State of Colorado Board of Physicians.
  • National Board Certification.
  • Related experience (adult medicine).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum twelve months of related experience (adult medicine).
  • Experience in Occupational Medicine, Workers’ Compensation, and DOT exams.
  • DOT Medical Examiner preferred.
  • Certified Urine Drug Screen Collector preferred.
  • Certified Breath Alcohol Technician preferred.

**Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date**

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.

Classified Title: Physician Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Starting Salary Range: $104,000 - $151,400 ($140,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday / Varying
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Colorado
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Occupational Health
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 at 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.

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