The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, is seeking a Nurse Practitioner. This position is designed to be the primary provider for the outpatient heart failure transition and diuresis clinics. This position will manage complex patient cases by using advanced decision making. This position will work closely with the Heart Failure Medical Director to adjust and implement clinical pathways and best practices across the campus. Duties also include independently completing patient assessments and procedures. Ensure that established protocols are carried out correctly, including all documentation and administrative issues. Coordinate patient records and actively recruit patients for cardiovascular protocols. Care coordination with Diuresis RN, Inpatient services, and homecare clinicians is expected. Participates and presents education lectures and population health meetings around the campus and health system. Serves as liaison between the clinical practice and the related clinical research. Participates in general cardiology services as needed.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
- The NP works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care.
- The NP educates patients and/or intervenes in acute or chronic illness.
- The NP practices within the guidelines of the unit department and institution and in accordance with the NP-Physician Written Agreement required and approved by the State of Maryland.
- Provides comprehensive, age appropriate and episodic care to patients as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
- Establish a plan of care specific to the patient
- Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies.
- Perform tests and procedures as indicated. Establish a plan of care related to the patient’s identified issues.
- Consults with other health team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary.
- Establishes priorities in patient’s care and management.
- Records patient visit/interaction in concise, clear and timely manner in the electronic patient records.
- Evaluates effectiveness of plan and need for referral and/or follow-up.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs.
- Adheres to departmental, organizational, State, and Federal policy, rules, and regulations.
Education and Experience:
- Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland; current CPR certification; current IBHRE certification.
- Position requires excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals of varying ages, educational, and socioeconomic levels.
- Candidates must have at least 2 years of clinical experience in cardiology, knowledge of PPMs and ICDs required; prior research experience is desired but not essential.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
- Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as an NP in State of Maryland; current CPR certification;
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
- Any specific physical requirements for the job:
- Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases
- This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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