The Department of General Surgery is seeking a Physician Assistant who will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and under the direction, supervision and responsibility of a physician, and in accordance with established policies, evaluates patient's health status through diagnostic procedures and tests. This role will provide therapeutic patient care under direction of a physician and in accordance with established protocols. The Physician Assistant may act in a lead capacity to training and onboarding of new APPs to the department at the assigned location.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Interviews patients and compiles patient medical histories to assist in determination of health status.
Performs physical examinations of patients, noting normal and abnormal findings.
Obtain specimens from patients and runs routine laboratory tests and procedures; performs diagnostic tests, orders non-routine laboratory tests or procedures as required.
Analyzes and evaluates patient history, physical examination findings and laboratory values, and makes preliminary diagnosis of patients for review by physician.
Develops care/treatment plan for patient according to established protocols and procedures; confers and consults with supervisory physician and other professionals before implementing treatment.
Remove and/or reinforce sutures. Evaluates wounds, changes dressings and performs wound care to surgical sites relevant to a colorectal surgical patient- including abdomen, pelvis, perineum, rectum and anus.
May perform minor procedures as required, such as simple excision, drainage of abscess, insertion/removal of packing material, anoscopic examination, management of setons.
Prepares patient for surgery by shaving, scrubbing and draping surgical field following sterile techniques. Insert monitoring equipment such as urinary catheters and temperature probes.
Attend medical rounds with physician or members of medical staff to monitor patient progress, and provide information to staff on patient's care plan, condition and progress of patient.
Provides education and guidance to patients and family members in maintaining good health, disease prevention and home care under supervision of a physician.
Attends regularly scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledge of procedures and health care plans and protocols.
Assists with patient management. Facilitates communication between own team and other consulting medical services. Requests consultations with other departments, as necessary.
Acts as liaison with other medical services (wound ostomy team, emergency room, medical team and medical subspecialists, etc.).
May act as first or second assist in operating room, as required. In this capacity, assists physicians during surgical procedures. Writes post-operative orders which include laboratory tests, medications, and care plans according to established procedure and protocol.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related field, Masters Degree in Physician Studies or related program preferred
Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body required.
Completion of CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program.
Must be licensed as PA in State of Maryland or District of Columbia, as relevant. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Current CPR certification required.
Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Minimum of 2 years related clinical experience required.
Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:
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.
Masters Degree in Physician Studies or related program
Three or more years of related clinical experience
Special Knowledge, Skills & 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.
Demonstrated self-management, initiative, and problem-solving.
Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Critical reading and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to proactively organize and manage own work.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Certified as a Physician Assistant. Must be licensed as PA in State of Maryland or District of Columbia, where practicing.
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $83,150 - $114,320 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8 - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Sur Ravitch Colorectal Personnel area: School of Medicine
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