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Job Req ID:  10979

CO Physician Assistant

Classified Title: CO Physician Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 4 day a week 10hr days 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003541-SOM Sur Trauma Surgery 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins Bayview Med Ctr


The Physicial Assistant will work collaboratively within a Trauma Acute Care Surgery team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to all patients. The Advanced Practitioner will be working in collaboration with Trauma/Acute Care attending physicians and the surgical house staff to manage the outpatient and inpatient surgical patients. This includes participating in morning report, the daily care and discharge process and assures treatment protocol compliance, responding to trauma alerts,  performing routine history and physical assessments, tertiary exams, (if needed) and evaluating lab tests. Further, the AP perform bedside procedures, educates patients and families on surgical progresses, home care needs and preparation for discharge.

Patient Care:

Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team. Obtains patient history; Performs patient care and physical or tertiary examinations; Prepares patient summaries; Develops treatment plan for discharge. Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition. Responds and handles telephone calls related to Trauma patients.  Completes patient requested documents (FMLA).  Consistently develops effective treatment plans for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures. Regularly confers and consults with Trauma/Acute Care physicians and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing treatment plan. Consistently structures all patient care plans to meet educational, physical and social needs appropriate to the patient's age. Consistently provides relevant patient care information to the appropriate staff member according to Trauma Clinical Management Guidelines. Provides education to patient and family members regarding diagnosis, complications, treatment and medications in order to provide them with continuous information.


Performs, but is not limited to the following advance procedures: intravenous access; sharp and dull debridement of wounds; dressing changes; removal of drainage catheters; suturing/stapling; insert urinary catheter; administer local anesthetic; incise and drain abscesses; thoracotomy tubes; central venous catheter, laceration repair, nasogastric/orogastric tube; removes superficial foreign bodies.

Provides Emergency Care: maintains CPR certification; maintains airway, breathing, circulation; starts and provides basic CPR; orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications.

Prescribes Drugs:

Prescribes medications, including oral, parenteral, intramuscular, or subcutaneous drugs; prescribes schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5 drugs under the guidelines of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and the DEA. Research Coordination: will work with specific protocols to ensure that all protocol driven tests, examinations, and procedures are ordered, performed and evaluated and data is retrieved, entered on appropriate forms; coordinates scheduling, orders appropriate tests, evaluates results, records data, performs patient evaluations and participates in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment; works in collaboration with the Principal Investigators of specific protocols to ensure the completeness of protocol requirements. Educational Responsibilities: develops expertise and expands knowledge in specific areas and shares that knowledge and expertise with colleagues as consultant in planning care for patients. Participates in rounds and meetings for consultation b. Supervises and evaluates student/patient interactions in an academic setting. Assumes responsibility for patient care as provided by the student.

Fiscal responsibility:

Assumes fiscal responsibility with working knowledge of evidence based medical model. Effectively uses resources of the patient and the institution. Is aware of and adheres to specific capitations and limitations of the patient’s insurances while organizing and optimizing individualized care based on the disease state and restraints imposed by the HMO or insurances. Utilizes referrals to Home Health in order to provide optimum care in the appropriate setting. Has knowledge of and utilizes all available resources in the event that the patient’s resources are limited or unavailable in order to provide medical care and social well-being.



Works in collaboration with the physician and realizes and is able to detect those deviations from normalcy or from established protocols which require consultation and/or referral to appropriate specialty areas including physicians, nutrition, psycho-social, and other resources


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 and Bayview Medical Center 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.


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.


This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


Classified Title:  Physician Assistant

Working title (if applicable): CO Physician Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MG

Starting Salary Range: $79,914 - $109,866.24/annually

Employee group:  Full Time, 4 days weekly with some weekend rotations

Schedule (hours/days): 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt

Department Name: Surgery Bayview Trauma   

Personnel area (School):  School of Medicine

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.


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