Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Psychiatry Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant (PA), in accordance with established policies, evaluates and manages patients on the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) in the Department of Psychiatry. The ITU is a brief intensive treatment facility for people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction who are motivated to engage in long-term recovery.
The mission of the ITU is to manage withdrawal symptoms and arrange aftercare plans to assist in long-term recovery of patients. The ITU treatment team consists of an attending physician, resident physician, social worker, nursing staff, and a nurse practitioner.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate as an integral team member with nursing, social worker, and physicians to provide comprehensive treatment to patients.
Perform comprehensive psychiatric assessments, with a focus on substance abuse histories, of patients admitted to the Intensive Treatment Unit.
Evaluate and treat the presence of psychiatric symptoms.
Monitor patients for alcohol and substance withdrawal syndromes and prescribe medications as needed.
Coordinate with medical specialists to address comorbid medical conditions as needed.
Lead substance abuse therapeutic groups.
Develop a working knowledge of community-based substance abuse programs and services
Bachelor's degree; Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body; Completion of a CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program. Minimum of 3 to 5 years direct patient care experience 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 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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent.
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem solving.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
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.
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