The Department of Oncology is seeking a Physician Assistant to provide outpatient clinical and research support to the Head and Neck Cancer program. Works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to both well and ill patients. Educates patients and families and intervenes in acute or chronic illness.
The position will also have responsibility as the lead rapid response provider in the Viragh Building at designated times. This work will involve providing support to stable and deteriorating patients in the Viragh Building and to ensure that the patients are transitioned to an appropriate level of care as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patient Care – Head and Neck Program:
Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
Obtains patient history; Performs patient care and physical examinations; Prepares patient summaries; Develops care/treatment plan; Attends out-patient clinics and assists with patient management.
Develops care/treatment plan.
Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition.
Consistently develops effective care/treatment plan for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures.
Regularly confers and consults with appropriate supervisory physician and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing treatment plan.
Consistently structures all patient care plans to meet educational, physical and social needs appropriate to the patient's age.
Consistently provides relevant patient care information to the appropriate staff member according to department guidelines.
Makes referrals to appropriate specialties.
Follows long term progress of patients including history and physical examination, orders and interprets re-staging tests, and assesses status.
Observes for evidence of long term effects including infection, toxicity, etc
Provides education to patient and family members regarding diagnosis, complications, treatment and medications in order to provide them with continuous information.
Rapid Response Team: Provides support to stable and deteriorating patients:
Facilitates rapid diagnosis and treatment of emergency medical conditions.'
Manages brief, but severe, episodes of illness, such as hypersensitivity reactions, sepsis, or respiratory distress.
Initiates therapeutic and pharmaco-therapeutic interventions to treat acute and chronic conditions.
Manages safe and appropriate transitions in care.
Assists research nurses with the immediate needs of stable and deteriorating research patients.
Procedures: Performs, but is not limited to the following advance procedures:
Routine laboratory procedures such as cultures, smears, venipuncture, electrocardiograms.
Performs advanced procedures such as biopsy, skin biopsy, and other procedures as necessary.
Provides Emergency Care:
Maintains CPR certification
Maintains airway, breathing, circulation
Starts and provides basic CPR
Orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications
Prescribes medications, including oral, parenteral, intramuscular, or subcutaneous drugs.
Prescribes Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5 drugs under the guidelines of the Maryland Board of Physicians and the DEA.
Will work with specific protocols to ensure that all protocol driven tests, examinations, and procedures are ordered, performed and evaluated and data is retrieved, entered on appropriate forms.
Coordinates scheduling, orders appropriate tests, evaluates results, records data, performs patient evaluations and participates in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment.
Works in collaboration with the Principal Investigators of specific protocols to ensure the completeness of protocol requirements.
Develops expertise and expands knowledge in specific areas and shares that knowledge and expertise with colleagues as consultant in planning care for patients. Participates in rounds and meetings for consultation
Supervises and evaluates student/patient interactions in an academic setting. Assumes responsibility for patient care as provided by the student.
Performs oncology related procedures, such as biopsy, and other procedures as called upon within the scope of practice.
Assumes fiscal responsibility with working knowledge of evidence based medical model.
Effectively uses resources of the patient and the institution.
Is aware of and adheres to specific capitations and limitations of the patient's insurances while organizing and optimizing individualized care based on the disease state and restraints imposed by the HMO or insurances.
Utilizes referrals to Home Health in order to provide optimum care in the appropriate setting.
Has knowledge of and utilizes all available resources in the event that the patient's resources are limited or unavailable in order to provide medical care and social well-being.
Works in collaboration with the physician and realizes and is able to detect those deviations from normalcy or from established protocols which require consultation and/or referral to appropriate specialty areas including physicians, nutrition, psycho-social, and other resources.
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. Three years of related clinical physician assistant experience required. Current 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. JHU Equivalency: Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Licensure, Certification, Registration:
PA required to complete JHH credentialing process prior to start date
Successful completion of the National Certification examination and certification as a Physician Assistant.
Current PA licensure in the State of Maryland.
Current CPR certification required
Approval of the Board of Physicians Quality for the written signed Delegation Agreement.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent
Research knowledge, including interpretation, utilization, and conduct
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer
Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members
Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patients illnesses and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health care
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem solving
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel
Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment
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:Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group:Full Time Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status:Exempt Location:School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name:Oncology Personnel Area:School of Medicine
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