Johns Hopkins University Physician Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland
The Department of Medicine is seeking Advance Practice Providers inclusive of both, Physician Assistants and/or Nurse Practitioners, to work collaboratively as a member of an Advance Practice Provider (APP) team to provide comprehensive care to patients on the Carol Johns Service, and inpatient pulmonary service that specializes in advanced lung diseases.
The APP will work collaboratively with physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists and consultant physicians within a multi-disciplinary team for the Department of Medicine. Supervision from an appropriately licensed physician as delegated.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for standardized, comprehensive care to patients with multiple medical conditions.
Obtain history and perform physical examinations on newly admitted and follow-up patients on the patients within the service, write orders for medications, review diagnostic studies, perform procedures as indicated including but not limited to peripheral IVs with or without ultrasound, foley catheter placement, nasogastric tube insertion and other treatments as necessary.
Participate in sign-out to report the progress of specific patients and help to establish and implement care plans in a safe and effective manner.
Communicates with healthcare team members to assure patient and organizational needs are met and advance care plans.
Involved in admitting and discharging patients out of the hospital to various settings.
Educate patients and families regarding the nature of their clinical problems, prognoses, and options for continued care.
Provides leadership, guidance, and teaching to junior APPs, APP students, medical students as well as house staff.
Participate in hospital-wide and unit-based committees and meetings focusing on quality assurance and safety programs for the unit.
Involved in departmental research initiatives.
The APP will be granted affiliate staff privileges by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board; these privileges list specific tasks and are reviewed annually.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must have advanced clinical skills and the ability to apply theoretical concepts as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team providing care to patients and their families.
Must have the ability to diagnose and implement a medical care plan for the short and long-term care of acute and chronic health conditions in the intensive care unit.
Be able to apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to function effectively and adapt to a dynamic and often changing work environment.
Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Possess advanced interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate and communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to enhance problem solving in the best interest of the patient.
Provide detailed and comprehensive documentation of all patient care related services as part of the hospital medical record.
Must have general computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
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), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
The ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods.
Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
- Applicants must be willing to work nights rotating schedule 7 days/week including weekends and holidays, as required to meet patient care needs.
*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.
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.
Hold and maintain appropriate board certifications.
Maintain Controlled and Dangerous Substance License in Maryland.
Maintain Federal DEA License.
Maintain ACLS certification.
Maintain BLS certification.
Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Minimum 1-year med-surg/intermediate medical care experience as an APP preferred. Residency may substitute for experience.
Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross 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
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.
Classified Title: Physician Assistant
Starting Salary Range: Min $100,00 - Max $151,400 Annually ($114,320 budgeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 3 shifts, 12.5hrs/shift
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
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