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Job Req ID:  18897

Physician Assistant

The Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology is seeking a Physician Assistant to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and under the direction, supervision and responsibility of a physician, and in accordance with established policies.


The Physician Assistant will see patients independently at the Johns Hopkins Dermatology clinic in Lutherville, MD for eight half-day sessions, approximately seeing 8-12 patients per half day.


The Physician Assistant will:

  • Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings in the history and physical.
  • Compile a comprehensive differential diagnosis, assess severity of illness and establish plans for an evaluation and management.
  • Evaluate patient’s health status through diagnostic procedures and tests.
  • Provide therapeutic patient care under the direction of a physician and in accordance with established policies and protocols.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interview patients and compile patient medical histories to assist in determination of health status.
  • Perform physical examinations of patients, noting normal and abnormal findings.
  • Obtain specimens from patients and run routine laboratory tests and procedures; performs diagnostic tests, orders non-routine laboratory tests or procedures as required.
  • Analyze and evaluates patient history, physical examination findings and laboratory values, and makes preliminary diagnosis of patients for review by physician.
  • Develop care/treatment plan for patient according to established protocols and procedures; confers and consults with supervisory physician and other professionals before implementing treatment when needed.
  • Perform procedures as required such as biopsies, medical injections, ED&C, excisions while following sterile techniques. 
  • Provide education and guidance to patients and family members in maintaining good health and disease prevention.
  • Attends regularly scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledge of procedures, health care plans and protocols. Facilitate communication between own team and other consulting medical services. Requests consultations with other departments, as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison with other medical services (social work, rehabilitation medicine, etc.). 
  • Must maintain clinical documentation and response to patient and staff messaging in accordance with hospital/SOM bylaws.


Additional duties as assigned.


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. 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.   


Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.


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. 


Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of one-year experience in a PA role. Prior Dermatology experience.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Psychology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Microbiology and Pathology as acquired through completion of an accredited program.
  • Must be registered by the Board of Medical Examiners of Maryland.
  • Work requires six-to-twelve months’ on-the-job experience to obtain a comprehensive understanding of clinical and/or surgical procedures, patient care procedures, medical protocols and testing procedures.
  • Work requires analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care plan.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients; instruct health care personnel on procedures and treatment.


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:

Some exposure to contaminated materials, infectious specimens and communicable diseases, but potential for harm or personal injury is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed. Work requires mental and visual concentration up to fifty percent of work time during patient histories, physical examinations or surgical procedures.


Classified Title: Physician Assistant   ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 24-MD:JH at Greenspring Station 
Department Name: Dermatology, Cosmetic Center 
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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