The Center for Immunization Research is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) with experience to assist with studies of vaccines in adults. The PA will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Program Manager, Physician Assistant, Nurses, and Research Coordinators to implement vaccine trials in adult human subjects according to good clinical practice guidelines. Studies are conducted in both an outpatient and inpatient setting.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviews medical histories and performs comprehensive screening physical examinations to determine eligibility of research subjects enrolled in clinical trials and, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, reviews and interprets laboratory studies and evaluates initial and ongoing eligibility of subjects enrolled in the clinical trial.
Obtains interim histories and performs physical examinations during study visits.
Refers subjects for additional medical care as appropriate.
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, assesses adverse events occurring during the clinical trial for causality and severity.
Responsible for administration of study material, surveillance, collection of specimens, data collection including but not limited to study documentation, maintenance of subject medical and research records, maintenance of written study related logs, shipping lists, drug accountability.
Ensures compliance with protocol requirements. May contribute to development of protocol documents including consent forms, source documents, CRFs and data collections tools, and monitors implementation compliance.
Ensures that all clinical trial related activity is performed in compliance within GCP, ICH, IRB guidelines, and other pertinent regulatory agencies.
May contribute to overall planning, implementation and evaluation of adult research studies in the following areas: protocol development, creation/selection of protocol data collection documents, site logistics including resource needs, orientation of study staff to protocol, adherence by staff to protocol, guide study staff in the day to day operations of the study, oversight of data collection.
May be responsible for recruiting, screening, educating, obtaining informed consent
Other duties as assigned.
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 CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of related experience in adult clinical care preferred. Previous clinical research experience.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
Will require use of Microsoft office SharePoint – training will be provided.
Will require data entry into research database – training provided.
Communication skills verbal and written
Will use the following equipment: Personal Computer, fax machine, copy machine, cellular telephone, Oto-ophthalmoscope, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, and pertinent laboratory equipment as needed for processing subject specimens.
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). Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. or less. Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 50 lbs. or less. Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Will require foot travel within the JHMI campus, particularly between the clinic on Broadway Street and the laboratory on Wolfe Street. May require travel to the inpatient unit on the Bayview campus.
Classified Title:Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday; May require some evenings and weekends. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Center for Immunization Research Personnel Area: School of Public Health
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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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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