Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108058-en_US
We are seeking a Physician Assistant who will serve on a multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively with the faculty, fellows, staff and other advanced practitioners in the Johns Hopkins Division of Nephrology, providing direct clinical care to patients in outpatient and dialysis clinics. This position reports directly to the Clinical Director.
Working with a strong focus on quality and patient satisfaction, the advanced practitioner, as a critical member of the nephrology teams will conduct daily outpatient clinics and dialysis sessions at external outpatient dialysis sites.
Staff privileges will be granted to the advanced practitioner by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board and Bayview Medical Center; these privileges include specific tasks and are reviewed annually. The advanced practitioner will participate in training and evaluation led by the Division of Nephrology, and meet internal training guidelines prior to treating patients.
Skills needed include an ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members. Analytical abilities are necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action. Advanced interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary to provide information to patients and health care personnel. The advanced practitioner must be a self-starter who can identify ways of improving patient care and supporting the divisions overall clinical practice.
This is a rewarding, yet demanding, full-time clinical position, with an expectation that the advanced practitioner will meet the clinical productivity metrics associated with their level of employment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- The ability to cover hemodialysis patients at multiple dialysis sites around Johns Hopkins hospitals, based on the clinical requirements of the division. Ability to cover inpatient consults services across both campuses, including weekend coverages as needed.
- Perform half-day outpatient clinics when not rounding in the outpatient hemodialysis centers.
- Documenting in the electronic medical records during hemodialysis visits and outpatient clinics and communicating directly with primary teams.
- Ensuring appropriate care and follow up plans have been made for patients.
- Assisting in the cross-coverage of patients followed by other members of the clinical teams.
- Working collaboratively with the other providers in the dialysis clinics to ensure continuity of care and continued coverage of patients.
- Following up with the patients primary care physician or established nephrologist as need to ensure continuity of care.
- Educating patients and families regarding the nature of their clinical problems, prognosis, and options for continued care, including home dialysis and kidney transplantation.
- Other duties as assigned to contribute to the clinical mission of the Division of Nephrology.
- Ability to perform clinical work in outpatient clinics and dialysis sites.
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
- 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), for example, using a keyboard.
- Communication skills using the spoken word.
- Ability to see within normal parameters.
- Ability to hear within normal range.
- Ability to move about.
- Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings.
- Occasional weekend coverage may be needed.
*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Current CPR / ACLS certification required.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Analytical ability necessary to evaluate health status of patient and to implement proper care plan. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with other services.
- Ability to work well as a member of a health care team with a high degree of self-motivation.
- General computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems.
- Adult - Internal Medicine training preferred.
Classified Title: Physician Assistant
Working Title: Medical Office Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $100,00 - $116,600 - $148,390 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM Nephrology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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 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.
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