The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistantwho will work with attending physicians, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others to provide patient care in various intensive care units, including surgical, burn, and neuro.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Works independently with supervision and medical direction by Critical Care Attending Physicians; Coordinates patient care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialty care practitioners; Obtains medical histories and perform physical examinations.
Orders and interprets laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic studies.
Interprets information from invasive and non-invasive monitors.
Initiates or modifies routine, complex, and emergent medication regimens and therapies.
Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures, if credentialed to do so.
Inserts peripheral and central venous catheters.
Inserts pulmonary artery catheters.
Inserts temporary trans venous cardiac pacemakers.
Inserts chest tubes or performs a thoracentesis.
Performs conscious IV sedation.
Inserts peripheral arterial catheters.
Controls external hemorrhage Inserts Oral or Naso-gastric tubes.
Assists with tracheal intubation, cricothyroid ostomy, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).
Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs. Serves as an educational and clinical resource to nursing and multi-disciplinary staff as well as to patients and their families.
Provides leadership, guidance, and teaching to the junior NP/PA staff, PA and medical students, as well as residents rotating in the units.
Assists NP/PA manager with formulation of PA policies within the ACCM department and other administrative matters. Serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.
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, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the Bayview Medical Center credentialing process is required prior to start date.
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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Applicants must have advanced clinical skills and have demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical concepts as part of a multi- disciplinary health care team providing care to patients and their families.
Ability to diagnose patients and to implement a medical care plan for the long and short-term care of acute and chronic health conditions in the intensive care unit.
Apply critical-thinking and problem solving skills to function effectively and adapt to a dynamic and often changing work environment.
Apply evidence-based decision-making when assessing and treating patients. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Collaborate with other services, other units, and other departments.
Function with minimal supervision within the scope of their practice as part of the critical care team Teach and mentor junior staff and rotating house-staff.
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.
Must be willing to work a rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays, as required to meet patient care needs.
Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, weekend coverage and night coverage (24/7 coverage needed on the unit) Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: Anesthesiology, Bayview Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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