The Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology seeks a Physician Assistant to provide clinical care, including evaluation, long-term management, and comprehensive care of patients in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center. This includes history and physical exam; performing and interpreting diagnostic tests; reviewing records prior and after the clinic visit; coordination of care; making referrals as indicated; monitoring patients while on therapy.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist in the evaluation and management of patients in the clinic and hospital setting with penicillin or other drug allergies, including allergy skin testing. Work on becoming an essential member of a drug allergy screening program.
Performs phlebotomy as necessary and obtains blood specimens for blood tests.
Assist in the evaluation and management of patients with allergic disorders.
Assist in building and monitoring patient's database, including patient serum samples, data collection, electronic database.
Receives and triages clinically related phone calls, intervenes appropriately with modifications to doctors and patients as needed.
Perform procedures in the Allergy clinic, such as allergy skin testing, allergy immunotherapy, pulmonary function testing.
With a strong focus on quality and patient satisfaction, lead and participate in patient safety and quality improvement interventions, protocol and policy development, education of other providers in best practices for management of Allergy/Immunology conditions.
Document clinic notes and other pertinent data that are necessary in the care of the patient. Provide information and communicate as needed with referring physicians.
Coordinate and act as a sub-investigator in clinical trials. This includes preparing and submitting forms to the IRB, enrolling patients into studies by completing health assessment and physical examinations, reviewing lab work and diagnostic tests and making changes as indicated by lab results while following the protocol. This also includes potentially discontinuing a patient on a study for reasons of non-compliance or other issues.
Attend clinic meetings and other meetings with program leadership.
Must be licensed as a PA in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Three years of related clinical PA experience preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the BMC credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Current with CME education requirements and HIPPA training modules. Adheres to all education standards and practices as mandated for APP's by the State of Maryland and compliance with The Joint Commission and other regulatory standards. Attends regularly scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledge of procedures and health care plans and protocols.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Demonstrated customer service skills required. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Is courteous and pleasant in person and on the telephone with coworkers, patients, visitors, and supervisors. Utilizes proper telephone etiquette. Warmly greets patients and visitors. Verbally expresses appreciation when ending a conversation with a caller. Handles and resolves patient complaints non-defensively and without blame to other employees. Seeks to satisfy a dissatisfied customer.
Is generous in assisting and supporting others. Sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department. Responsible for helping with the quarterly newsletter.
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
Successfully completes all necessary training courses and other applicable clinical software systems. Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
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