The Department of Pediatrics, Divsion of Pediatric Emergency Medicine seeks a Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant (PA) position requires 30 hours of clinical effort in the Pediatric Emergency Department. The remaining time can be used as administration time or as directed by your supervisor.
The primary responsibility of the PA is an independent health care provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department as well as supporting the Pediatric Emergency Department team.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for performing many patient oriented tasks such as interviewing patients, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering laboratory tests, making tentative diagnoses, prescribing appropriate treatments, and performing appropriate procedures.
The PA educates patients/participants and/or their families in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health, and intervene in acute or chronic illness. The PA ensures patient and physician calls are returned in a timely manner, and all patient interactions are documented appropriately in the Electronic Patient Record (EPR).
Function as a liaison between Pediatric Emergency Medicine, primary care providers, nurse case managers, inpatient personnel and health care professionals in other specialties. Triage pages, responding as needed, or forwarding a detailed message to the appropriate physician. Answer questions from patients regarding physician instructions, medications, prescription refills, and/or other aspects of clinical care. Retrieve diagnostic results, coordinate physician sign-off of results, and call patients with results according to clinic protocol.
The Physician Assistant assumes responsibility for own professional development and remains current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education programs. Responsible and accountable for time management, professional relationships and interpersonal interactions. Regularly attends all departmental meetings, assisting with educational mission when necessary.
Assesses and/or manages follow-up plans, specific to the age of the patient served. Regularly gives effective, complete and accurate instructions regarding good health maintenance to include disease prevention and home health care according to department guidelines and under the supervision of a physician. Records and documents health assessment data necessary to maintain, coordinate and/or expedite required services.
This position acts as a resource to health care staff and implements programs to improve health status of patients/families, taking into consideration the developmental needs of the parents and families. Consistently requests consultations with appropriate departments when necessary.
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. Completion of the JHH 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. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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.
Requisition # 9431
Classified Title: Physician Assistant
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Status: Full Time, Sunday - Monday; Days and Hours will vary
School/Division: School of Medicine
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus
Location State: MD
Resume Required for Application: Yes
Area of Interest: Clinical / Medical
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