The Department of Neurology is seeking a Physician Assistant for the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center to provide support to leadership and investigators. NTAP is a philanthropically funded research organization focused on developing effective therapies for plexiform and cutaneous neurofibromas, the two most common tumors afflicting patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). NTAP is within the Department of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. NTAP uses a highly collaborative approach that brings together patients, clinicians, researchers, industry, and government to determine where resources are most effectively deployed to produce meaningful treatments for plexiform and cutaneous neurofibromas. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center (JHCNC) is a specialty care center within the Department of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that provides a medical home for people of all ages living with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), NF2-related schwannomatosis and other forms of schwannomatosis.
The Physician Assistant will divide their time between clinical and research aspects of the program. The person in this position will report to NTAP's Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Pediatrics for the JHCNC, and will work with other providers in the JHCNC and members of the research team. The core clinical responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, performing and documenting patient visits, ordering and interpreting results, triaging and responding to patient telephone calls and patient messages, as well as tracking patient compliance with treatment plan. The core research responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, identifying appropriate patients, screening medical records, consenting potential study participants, performing data collection and entry, obtaining and processing specimens (e.g., saliva and blood samples), and organizing regulatory documents.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform and clearly document/record comprehensive medical histories and physical examinations of patients and recognize abnormal findings.
Order appropriate laboratory, radiographic and other ancillary studies.
Review and interpret study results, inform patients of results, and make referrals when indicated.
Establish a plan of care related to patient's identified problems, including medication and therapeutic procedures, assist with insurance authorization process, and consult with other team members as needed.
Participate in treatment multidisciplinary team meetings.
Evaluate medical eligibility of individuals based on study specific inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Prescribe medications as appropriate.
Triage and respond to patient telephone calls and messages.
Tracks patient compliance with treatment plan.
Work collaboratively with the other health team members to facilitate smooth operations of the center.
Provide coverage when needed.
Search the JHCNC database for individuals that may be eligible for trial enrollment.
Search JHCNC clinic schedule on a weekly basis to identify patients that meet criteria for eligibility for a clinical trial.
Perform screening procedures to confirm eligibility, documenting each potential participant's eligibility or exclusion.
Maintain an up-to-date database of patients that meet eligibility criteria.
Work with PIs to meet targets and milestones.
Review and develop a familiarity with the protocol, e.g., study proceedings and timelines, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality, privacy protections.
Assist PI in communication of study requirements to all individuals involved in the study. Documents date of training and signatures of study personnel trained on study specific training log.
Conduct or participate in the informed consent process and discussions with research participants, including answering any questions related to the study.
Coordinate scheduling and performance of research studies by ensuring correct EPIC orders are placed and the participant is enrolled in CRMS.
Ensure timely interpretation of studies related to research.
Register participants to the appropriate coordinating center (if multi-site study)
Coordinate participant tests and procedures.
Collect data as required by the protocol. Assures timely completion of Case Report Forms (CRFs)
Maintain study timelines.
Maintain adequate inventory of study supplies.
Complete study documentation and maintains study files in accordance with sponsor requirements and University policies and procedures including, but not limited to, consent forms, source documentation, narrative notes if applicable, case report forms, and investigational material accountability forms.
Retain all study records in accordance with sponsor requirements and university policies and procedures.
Maintain effective and ongoing communication with NTAP leadership, research participants and PI during the course of the study.
Assist PI in preparation of any modifications to the scientific protocol in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
Work with the PI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.
Promote the ethical conduct of research by reporting good faith suspicions of misconduct in research.
Assist PI with scientific and compliance reporting requirements in accordance with NTAP protocols, Federal regulations and University policies and procedures.
Assist in the registration (if required) of the study at ClinicalTrials.gov and maintains current information on the site.
Assist the PI in submission of accurate and timely closeout documents to NTAP, applicable federal agencies, university entities in accordance with the appropriate policies and procedures.
Arrange secure storage of study documents that will be maintained according to university policy or for the contracted length of time, whichever is longer.
Supports the NF Center's Core Values.
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, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
A minimum of three years clinical experience.
Strong project, office management, and communications skills, analytical ability to manipulate data, manage committee assignments, maintain policy manuals.
Strong oral and written communication skills necessary to interact diplomatically with diverse groups of people, exchange information and produce written correspondence.
Experience at an administrative level to prepare complex reports, analyze data, and solve problems in a heath care setting.
Current CPR certification required.
Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $100,00 - $116,600 - $148,390 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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