Physician Assistant

Maryland, United States
Commensurate with experience
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MG
Starting Salary Range Competitive: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Employee subgroup:  Exempt
Schedule (hours/days): 37.5 hours / Monday - Friday
Location:  Bayview Medical Center
Department:  Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Personnel area:  School of Medicine

The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, is seeking a Physician Assistant. This position is designed to be the primary provider for the general cardiology outpatient and inpatient services. This position will manage complex patient cases by using advanced decision making. This position will work closely with the Heart Failure Medical Director to adjust and implement clinical pathways and best practices across the campus. Duties also include independently completing patient assessments and procedures. Ensure that established protocols are carried out correctly, including all documentation and administrative issues. Coordinate patient records and actively recruit patients for cardiovascular protocols. Care coordination with Diuresis RN, Inpatient services, and homecare clinicians is expected. Participates and presents education lectures and population health meetings around the campus and health system. Serves as liaison between the clinical practice and the related clinical research. Participates in general cardiology services as needed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The PA works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care
  • The PA educates patients and/or intervenes in acute or chronic illness.
  • The PA practices within the guidelines of the unit department and institution and in accordance with the PA-Physician Written Agreement required and approved by the State of Maryland.
  • Provides comprehensive, age appropriate and episodic care to patients as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. 
  • Establish a plan of care specific to the patient
  • Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies. 
  • Perform tests and procedures as indicated. Establish a plan of care related to the patient’s identified issues
  • Consults with other health team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary.
  • Establishes priorities in patient’s care and management.
  • Records patient visit/interaction in concise, clear and timely manner in the electronic patient records.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of plan and need for referral and/or follow-up.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs.
  • Adheres to departmental, organizational, State, and Federal policy, rules, and regulations.


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.

Physical requirements for the job:

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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