The Department of Neurology is seeking a Physician Assistant to perform many patient-oriented tasks such as interviewing patients, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering laboratory tests, coordinating the continuum of care, providing education to patients and significant others, conducting clinic sessions, performing procedures and prescribing appropriate treatments. May participates in research initiatives.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with the attending, performs the functions of a mid-level provider to coordinate the care of patients and facilitate efficient and effective movement through the health care system.
Screens and interviews patients, takes and records patient histories, and consults with physicians and other health care providers using an interdisciplinary approach to recommend a plan of care.
Prescribes medications to patients as indicated. Provides consult services for inpatients and outpatients to determine need for intervention and discusses the results of consult with the attending Internist to determine optimal patient care path. Provides follow up patient care as needed in clinic.
Provides counseling and instruction to patients and their significant others regarding health conditions, therapies, and procedures. May make decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem, or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.
Initiates requests for laboratory studies and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Participates in the coordination of research projects including patient enrollment and manages the associated documentation.
Develops policies and procedures as needed to facilitate optimal patient care and functions as a liaison to nursing.
Minimum Qualifications: 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. Six months of previous experience required. Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree.Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH and JH Bayview credentialing process is required prior to start date.
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. Preferred Qualifications: Proficient in use of EPIC system Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Requires the analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs that cross department/divisional lines. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations. 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:Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group:Full Time Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status:Exempt Location:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name:Neurology, Headache Personnel Area:School of Medicine
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