Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Some evenings and weekends
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: East Baltimore Campus
Department Name: Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking to recruit Nurse Practitioners for contracted positions at the Baltimore City Health Department Sexual Health Clinics. We seek nurse practitioners with an interest in promotion of sexual health, sexual health education and counseling, and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
The Nurse Practitioners will work as providers at the Sexual Health clinics as part of a multidisciplinary team including physician assistants, patient navigators, social workers, point of care laboratory staff, phlebotomists, public health disease intervention specialists, and academic researchers. Nurse practitioners will work independently under the supervision of the STD medical director, an attending physician.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Clinic- based evaluation of patients, including detailed sexual history taking of sexual practices, sexual partners, risk factors for sexually transmitted infection, and contraception
- Focused physical examination including male and female genitourinary examination, pelvic examination
- Collection of patient specimens including urethral, vaginal, cervical, and pharyngeal swabs for gram stain, wet mount, culture, nucleic acid testing, and PAP smear/cytology
- Ordering of relevant lab testing for STD evaluation
- Counseling of patients regarding explanation of diagnosis and treatment, risk reduction for sexually transmitted infections and HIV
- Administer appropriate treatment for sexually transmitted infection
- Refer patients as indicated to primary care, family planning, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis care, and other community services
- Participate in quality improvement initiatives of clinic operations
- Assist in precepting of a variety of learners including medical students, nurse practitioner and PA students, residents, fellows, and other health care professionals
- Participate in research activities authorized by BCHD
- Provides Emergency Services to the Baltimore City Health Department as needed
- Performs related tasks as assigned.
- Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
- Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing.
- 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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of STD disease, treatments, and resources
- Sensitivity in providing care to racially, ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse populations
- Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team setting
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
- Knowledge of spoken Spanish is preferred (but not required)
- Sitting, standing and walking for extended period.
- 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).
- Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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