Classified Title: Physician Assistant
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 Batlimore Campus
Department Name: Neurosurgery
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant (PA) will be responsible for performing 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, and prescribing appropriate treatments. May participates in research initiatives.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working 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.
- 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.
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. Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree. 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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in use of EPIC system.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
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.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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