The Neurosurgery Department is seeking a Physician Assistant who will be responsible for performing many patient-oriented tasks. These tasks will include interviewing patients, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering laboratory tests, coordinating the continuum of care, providing education to patients and significant others, conducting clinic sessions, performing procedures and prescribing appropriate treatments. The Physician Assistant may participate in research initiatives and the age group that this provider will see encompasses adult and pediatric headache patients.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Working with the attending, performs the functions of a mid-level provider to coordinate the care of patients and facilitate efficient and effective movement through the health care system.
Screens and interviews patients, takes and records patient histories, and consults with physicians and other health care providers using an interdisciplinary approach to recommend a plan of care.
Prescribes medications to patients as indicated.
Performs procedures such as Botox and occipital nerve blocks needed to provide treatment to patients with debilitating headaches.
Provides consult services for inpatients and outpatients to determine need for intervention and discusses the results of consult with the attending Internist to determine optimal patient care path.
Provides follow up patient care as needed in clinic.
Provides counseling and instruction to patients and their significant others regarding health conditions, therapies, and procedures.
May make decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem, or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.
Initiates requests for laboratory studies and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Participates in the coordination of research projects including patient enrollment and manages the associated documentation.
Develops policies and procedures as needed to facilitate optimal patient care and functions as a liaison to nursing.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
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.
Six months of previous experience required.
Proficient in use of EPIC system.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Requires the analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs that cross department/divisional lines.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
Stooping, bending, reaching, grasping objects, walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.
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 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Sur Spine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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