Physician Assistant

Akahi Associates LLC
Bethesda, MD
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time
Clinical Advisor Akahi Associates, LLC is seeking a highly qualified Clinical Advisor to work at our client site National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in Bethesda, MD. This is a full-time position with benefits. 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday. TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall be guided by existing policies, procedures, directions, orders, and other guidance: Obtain informed consent/assent of adult and pediatric dermatology patients on research protocols; maintain informed consent documentation; ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures. Screen patients for entry onto research protocols; evaluate patient eligibility for study enrollment based on thorough patient interviews and review of medical records. Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations; place medical orders; review laboratory results for normal and abnormal findings. Create timelines and calendars of protocol related requirements by study visit (eg, procedures, interventions, diagnostic tests, laboratory blood work); create order sets for CRIS computer systems; input orders for individual patients; schedule visits. Track protocol-related study data (eg, physical exams, medical histories, current medications, adverse events, results of diagnostic tests and lab data); transcribe into case report forms. Monitor and document subject's response to therapy; grade and complete written documentation of adverse events; communicate findings to appropriate personnel (eg, principal investigators, IRB, FDA, others); make recommendations for appropriate intervention. Contribute to the analysis of study data; participate in the publishing of findings. Recruit healthy subjects and patients; interview subjects to obtain social, medical/surgery and autoimmune diseases history, and medication history. Perform in-depth medical assessments of patients; analyze trends in patient conditions; identify problems; alter treatment regimens in keeping with research protocols when appropriate (including abnormal lab values). Review patient's charts to collect relevant clinical data such as laboratory test results, alter treatment regimens in keeping with research protocols when appropriate (including changes in dosage of protocol medications, suspension of patient's participation in a protocol, order additional diagnostic tests, refer patient to a standard treatment in a community setting). Analyze recurring trends that might result in new protocols or modifications of existing protocols. Perform comprehensive patient management services as appropriate, including writing admission, transfer and discharge orders; order and interpret diagnostic tests; document through in-depth progress notes and dictation summaries. Provide skillful monitoring of patients for possible adverse reactions to drugs or procedures that may require emergency treatment or revision of prescribed regimen; perform emergency management procedures on unstable patients; initiate emergency measures; interpret observations to physicians. Receive and respond to inquiries from referring physicians, private hospital staff and patients regarding the diagnosis and eligibility for research protocols. Maintain contact with patients and referring physicians to explain patient's condition and symptoms; interpret results of laboratory tests; discuss the future status of patients who have participated in the studies. Follow up on patients throughout study to schedule tests, follow up exams, and admissions. Present data at clinical staff meetings. Evaluate, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for patients seen in Dermatology consultation. Follow-up on biopsy results and other test results following consultation and communicate these results to the attending physician and the referring team. DELIVERABLES. Upon request, the contractor shall provide documentation evidence of any and/or all work product, including, but not limited to, the following tasks: Work products and documents related to recruiting healthy subjects and patients; interviewing subjects; obtaining social, medical/surgical, autoimmune and medication history; performing physical examinations; placing medical orders; reviewing lab results. Work products and documents related to performing medical assessments of patients; reviewing patient charts; analyzing trends in patient conditions; identifying problems; altering treatments. Work products and documents related to performing comprehensive patient management services; writing admission, transfer and discharge orders; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests; documenting in notes and dictation summaries; monitoring patients for adverse reactions; initiating emergency measures. Work products and documents related to collecting data, patient education and counseling; receiving and responding to inquiries; coordinating and ensuring collection of specimens and testing. Work products and documents related to maintaining contact with patients and referring physicians; discussing future status of patients; following up on patients throughout study; scheduling tests, follow up exams, transportation and admissions; presenting data at clinical staff meetings. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Master's degree in Nursing Education or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master's degree. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the healthcare professional education field. Must have current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and current license as a Physician Assistant in the state of Maryland or, if licensed in another state, documentation that a Maryland license is pending. Must be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program. Current certification in BLS required. Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills. The position has been posted through the AIS job board platforms that share positions with social media sites, major job board aggregators, and search engines. For further information, to view the EEO Is The Law poster. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Only qualified individuals who are being considered will be contacted for an interview. Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

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