The Department of Molecular, Microbiology & Immunology is seeking a Physician Assistant to conduct medical evaluations, physical examinations, including neurological assessments and lipodystrophy measurements.
Duties and Responsibilities: Answer participant questions on HIV disease, its treatment, complications associated with it and risk reduction behavior. Answer any other medical questions asked by participants or staff and/or refer to an appropriate source if they do not know. May perform phlebotomy.
Make medical referrals to the community and be knowledgeable about clinics that offer free or low cost care. Must have the ability to manage vasovagal reactions and other acute medical situations that may arise until the participant can be transported to the emergency room.
Obtain informed consent per study protocol and medical releases. Must be meticulous in documentation and in following the protocols for research examinations.
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 in the medical management of HIV-infected individuals and excellent knowledge of internal medicine. Prior research experience preferable. 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.
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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of HIV infection, routes of transmission, and treatment. Must be able to answer participant's questions about HIV treatment knowledgeably and to educate them on prevention of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmittable diseases. Excellent knowledge of internal medicine and medical guidelines for routine healthcare screening and prevention of disease. Excellent knowledge of Hepatitis B and C.
The successful candidate will be required to pass Protection of Human Research Subjects and HIPAA certification classes, if not already done.
Must be: a) Sensitive to the nature of the work and the confidentiality of study participants. b) Flexible and comfortable working with men who have sex with men, and in a diverse office environment. c) A willing, positive worker, able to take direction.
Working Conditions: Working schedule includes two or more evening clinics a week and at least one Saturday a month. Must be comfortable working with bisexual and homosexual men, as well as working in a diverse office environment. Must be a willing and positive worker who is able to take direction from management.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.