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Job Req ID:  55527

Sr. Physician Assistant

The Department of Medicine seeks a Sr. Physician Assistant. The Carol Johns Advanced Practice Provider (CJ APP) will work collaboratively as a member of the Carol Johns Service, a multidisciplinary care team that provides comprehensive care to patients with advanced lung diseases. This position is a nocturnist role, with the core working hours of 7pm to 7am.  


The CJ APP will be granted affiliate staff privileges by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board; these privileges list specific tasks and are reviewed annually.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain history and perform physical examinations on newly admitted and follow-up CJ patients.
  • Write orders for medications, procedures, non-invasive mechanical ventilation, and other treatments as necessary.
  • Participate in daily sign-outs to report progress of specific patients and help to develop care plans.
  • Perform procedures such as arterial catheterization, central venous catheterization, and thoracentesis and will instruct residents in optimal performance of these procedures.
  • Educate patients and families regarding the nature of their clinical problems, prognoses, and options for continued care.
  • Participate as a teacher and as a learner in educational activities in the Carol Johns Service and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.  Analytical abilities are necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health. Advanced interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary to provide information to patients and health care personnel. The CJ APP must be able to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

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.  Requires minimum of 3 years’ experience in related clinical area (in inpatient intermediate medical care and/or critical care unit; ICU or hospitalist experience), and obtained proficiency in area of specialty. Prefer at least 5 years’ experience.  Residency or fellowship programs in area of specialization may substitute for some experience. 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:

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate health status of patient and to develop and implement proper care plan.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, necessary to provide information to patients and health care personnel. 
  • Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during team meetings.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a health care team with a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings.
  • General computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
  • Medical critical care experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Prior experience with advanced lung disease patients, such as those with interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis is preferred, but not essential.


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 lift patients, 50 lbs. or more. Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.


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.


Classified Title: Sr. Physician Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Three 12.5 hour shifts per week; Some weekends
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus 
Department Name: Medicine, Pulmonary 
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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