The Department of Medical Oncology is seeking a Physician Assistant who will provide inpatient clinical and research support. Works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to both well and ill patients. Educates patients and families and intervenes in acute or chronic illness.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
Obtains patient history.
Performs patient care and physical examinations.
Prepares patient summaries.
Develops care/treatment plan.
Attends out-patient clinics and assists with patient management.
Develops care/treatment plan.
Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition.
Consistently develops effective care/treatment plan for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures.
Regularly confers and consults with appropriate supervisory physician and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing treatment plan.
Consistently structures all patient care plans to meet educational, physical and social needs appropriate to the patient's age.
Consistently provides relevant patient care information to the appropriate staff member according to department guidelines.
Follows daily progress of patients, including history and physical exam, ordering, performing, and interpreting laboratory and radiological data and establishing and implementing a plan of care based on those interpretations and observations. Makes referrals to appropriate specialties.
Follows long term progress of patients including history and physical examination, orders and interprets re-staging tests, and assesses status.
Observes for evidence of long term effects of transplantation including infection, toxicity, engraftment, Graft-Versus-Host Disease.
Provides education to patient and family members regarding diagnosis, complications, treatment and medications in order to provide them with continuous information.
May only observe the following advanced procedures:
Bone marrow aspirates, bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, administration of intrathecal chemotherapy, paracentesis, thoracentesis, skin biopsy, ommaya reservoir, access and administration of chemotherapy, and other procedures as called upon within the scope of practice.
Provides Emergency Care:
Maintains CPR certification.
Maintains airway, breathing, circulation.
Starts and provides basic CPR.
Orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications.
Will work with specific protocols to ensure that all protocol driven tests, examinations, and procedures are ordered, performed and evaluated and data is retrieved, entered on appropriate forms.
Coordinates scheduling, orders appropriate tests, evaluates results, records data, performs patient evaluations and participates in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment.
Works in collaboration with the Principal Investigators of specific protocols to ensure the completeness of protocol requirements.
Maintains CPR certification as necessary.
Enrolls and successfully completes ACLS and/or PALS certification as indicated.
Successfullycompletes the online Johns Hopkins Conscious Sedation Course.
Attends grand rounds and departmental conferences.
Attends in-service on OCIS, OCIS web based, ERP, Eclipsys, etc.
Completes on-line courses in HIPAA, Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Research, Clinical Practice Documentation guidelines with E&M Content and other related courses as required.
Assumes fiscal responsibility with working knowledge of evidence based medical model.
Effectively uses resources of the patient and the institution.
Is aware of and adheres to specific capitations and limitations of the patient's insurances while organizing and optimizing individualized care based on the disease state and restraints imposed by the HMO or insurances.
Utilizes referrals to Home Health in order to provide optimum care in the appropriate setting.
Has knowledge of and utilizes all available resources in the event that the patient's resources are limited or unavailable in order to provide medical care and social well-being.
Works in collaboration with the physician and realizes and is able to detect those deviations from normalcy or from established protocols which require consultation and/or referral to appropriate specialty areas including physicians, nutrition, psycho-social, and other resources.
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 JHH 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 the required education on the same basis.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Required Licensure, Certification
Certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Certification by the Maryland Board of Physicians.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patient's illnesses and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health care.
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.
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Ability to operate patient care equipment, computers, and general office equipment.
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.
Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Oncology Medical Oncology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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