The Center for Immunization Research is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) to assist with studies of vaccines. The PA will work closely with the Principal Investigator and research team to implement vaccine trials in adult and pediatric human subjects according to good clinical practice guidelines.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Reviews medical histories and performs comprehensive screening physical examinations to determine eligibility of research subjects enrolled in clinical trials and, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, reviews and interprets laboratory studies and evaluates initial and ongoing eligibility of subjects enrolled in the clinical trial.
Obtains interim histories and performs physical examinations during study visits. Refers subjects for additional medical care as appropriate.
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, assesses adverse events occurring during the clinical trial for causality and severity.
Responsible for administration of study material, surveillance, collection of specimens, data collection including but not limited to study documentation, maintenance of subject medical and research records, maintenance of written study related logs, shipping lists, drug accountability.
Ensures compliance with protocol requirements. Ensures that all clinical trial related activity is performed in compliance within GCP, ICH, IRB guidelines, and other pertinent regulatory agencies. Responsible for recruiting, screening, educating, obtaining informed consent.
Assist with studies in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
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.
* 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. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** 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.
Three years of related experience in clinical care.
Previous clinical research experience.
Communication skills using spoken word; Fluent in English and Spanish preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Will require use of Microsoft office suite, SharePoint, and TEAMs – training will be provided.
Will require data entry into study database – training will be provided.
Personal Computer, fax machine, copy machine, cellular telephone, Oto-ophthalmoscope, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, and pertinent laboratory equipment as needed for processing subject specimens.
Candidate will use the following equipment: Personal Computer, fax machine, copy machine, cellular telephone, Oto-ophthalmoscope, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, and pertinent laboratory equipment as needed for processing subject specimens.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
CPR certification required and must be maintained.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.
Reaching by extending hands or arms in any direction. Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Ability to move about, Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Classified Title: Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $83,150 - $114,320 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: various hrs & days/wk Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR Personnel area: School of Public Health
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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