We are seeking a Physician Assistant to provide specialized clinical care and harm reduction services primarily for people who use drugs (PWUD) in a mobile, integrated care van called Healthcare on The Spot. The provider's scope of service will include managing patients living with opioid use disorder, hepatitis C, HIV providing Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, wound care, and sexually transmitted infections. Though the majority of clinical time will be spent on the mobile van, the provider may provide clinical services in other non-traditional settings like drop-in centers, or alongside outreach teams, meeting people where they are in the community. Medical care will include obtaining a medical history, performing appropriate physical examinations, assessing patients' problems, and resolution of identified problems by appropriate medical management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provider examines and evaluates all new and return patients and documents findings. This is to include, as needed: medical history, physical examination, written orders for medications, diagnostic tests, and review of results of bacteriologic and laboratory examinations.
Implements protocols for treatment, monitoring adverse effects, and, recognizing that the condition of individual patients may occasionally require a medical decision to alter certain aspects of these protocols.
Completes all forms requiring the attention of a clinician, i.e., insurance, vocational rehabilitation, social services, automated information management input documents and abstracts patient records as required.
Provides consultations, makes patient referrals and arranges general hospitalization with appropriate medical care providers.
Participates in in-service training and supervises clinical training of approved students and physicians-in-training.
Participates in research activities authorized by JHU and BCHD.
Counsels patients, providing disease information about treatment, prevention follow-up care, sex partner referral and contraception as appropriate.
Performs related tasks as assigned.
Provides Emergency Services to the Department as needed.
Works with BCHD outreach and Disease Intervention Specialists to identify, locate and attempt to re-engage people who have been out of healthcare for HIV/HCV/STDs.
Maintain a current and valid license in accordance with the respective governing boards
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
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.
Experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's Degree
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.
WOCN wound care certification (but not required)
Formative experience providing care for patients living with OUD/HCV/HIV/PrEP/STIs/wounds
Experience working with populations experiencing homelessness and mental health disorders
Ability to work with culturally diverse patient, staff and community populations
Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team setting
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: MF 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM ID BCHD Personnel area: School of Medicine
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: 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.
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