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Job Req ID:  39397

CO Sr. Physician Assistant

 

The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Medicine is seeking a Critical Care Medicine Sr. Physician Assistant work with attending physicians, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others to provide patient care in various intensive care units, including surgical, burn, and neuro.

CCM PA Responsibilities Include:

  • Works independently with supervision and medical direction by Critical Care Attending Physicians;
  • Coordinates patient care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialty care practitioners;
  • Obtains medical histories and perform physical examinations;
  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic studies;
  • Interprets information from invasive and non-invasive monitors;
  • Initiates or modifies routine, complex, and emergent medication regimens and therapies;
  • Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures, if credentialed to do so:
    • Inserts peripheral and central venous catheters
    • Inserts pulmonary artery catheters;
    • Inserts temporary trans venous cardiac pacemakers;
    • Inserts chest tubes or performs a thoracentesis;
    • Performs conscious IV sedation;
    • Inserts peripheral arterial catheters;
    • Controls external hemorrhage
    • Inserts Oral or Naso-gastric tubes
    • Inserts urinary drainage catheters (Foley catheter)
    • Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR/ACLS)
    • Performs electrical cardioversion
    • Assists with tracheal intubation, cricothyroid ostomy, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs.
  • Serves as an educational and clinical resource to nursing and multi-disciplinary staff as well as to patients and their families.

 

  • Provides leadership, guidance, and teaching to the junior NP/PA staff, PA and medical students, as well as residents rotating in the units.
  • Assists NP/PA manager with formulation of PA policies within the ACCM department and other administrative matters.
  • Serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Applicants must have advanced clinical skills and have demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical concepts as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team providing care to patients and their families. Ability to diagnose patients and to implement a medical care plan for the long and short-term care of acute and chronic health conditions in the intensive care unit. Position requires the ability to:

  • Apply critical-thinking and problem solving skills to function effectively and adapt to a dynamic and often changing work environment.
  • Apply evidence-based decision-making when assessing and treating patients.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Collaborate with other services, other units, and other departments.
  • Function with minimal supervision within the scope of their practice as part of the critical care team
  • Teach and mentor junior staff and rotating house-staff.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree, certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body; completion of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant program are required. Must be licensed as a PA in the state of Maryland. Minimum of three years’ experience in acute/critical care setting, and obtained proficiency in area of critical care. Five years of experience is preferred.  Residency or fellowship programs in area of specialization may substitute for some experience. Current CPR and ACLS certifications. Must maintain license to practice and certifications during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH and BMC credentialing process is required prior to start date.

 

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.

 

Working Conditions:

Applicants must be willing to work a rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays, as required to meet patient care needs.

 

Classified Title: Sr. Physician Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Varies 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department Name:  Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (ACCM)
Personnel Area: School of Medicine

 

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

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

 

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

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.

 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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