The Department of Radiology is seeking a Physician Assistant to work with attending physicians, residents, nurses, radiologic technologists and others to provide patient care in the Division of Interventional Radiology. Under the direction, supervision and responsibility of a physician, and in accordance with established policies evaluates patient health status through diagnostic procedures and tests. Provides therapeutic patient care under direction of a physician and in accordance with established protocols.
Knowledge A comprehensive understanding of clinic and/or surgical procedures, patient care, procedures, medical protocols and testing procedures. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, psychology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, radiology, microbiology and pathology.
Skills and Responsibilities: Analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care plan. Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients; instruct health care personnel on procedures/treatments. Ability to analyze and evaluate patient history, physical examination findings and laboratory values, and makes preliminary diagnosis of patients for review by physicians.
Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures. Inserts and removes peripheral and central venous catheters. Inserts and removes mediports. Supervises conscious IV sedation. Controls external hemorrhage. Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR/ACLS). Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and divisional needs. Serves as an educational and clinical resource to multi-disciplinary staff as well as to patients and their families. Serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.
In addition to the duties of the PA, may participate in research initiatives that include collaboration with investigators in development of protocols and/or data analysis. May assist in work of clinical specialty involving greater level of managing complex patients through advanced decision making and greater level of independence in doing assessments and procedures.
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 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 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.
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time. Ability to concentrate during surgical procedures while assisting physician.
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