Nurse Case Manager
Classified title: Clinical Nurse
Working title: Nurse Case Manager
Starting Salary Range: $59,159 - $81,406 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time
Exempt Status: Exempt
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday
Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
General Summary/ Purpose:
To provide nursing assessments and coordination of care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), provide SCD education, provide medical case management services to patients seen at the Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Infusion Center (JHH SCIC), and to supervise the SCD community health workers (CHWs).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide all duties of nurse case management for patients with SCD seen at the JHH SCIC
- Gather all relevant clinical data on patients from hospitals, nursing homes, and other sources. This data includes, but is not limited to, all laboratory data, discharge summaries, and radiologic reports
- Conducts initial evaluation of new patients within 72 hours. Initial nursing evaluation includes assessment of clinical history and labs, social and housing situation, insurance status, and assessment of pain control needs.
- Serve as the point-person to coordinate clinical care for JHH SCIC patients. This includes coordination of care with patient’s medical team including hematology, primary care physician, hospital physicians, social workers, and other ancillary staff. The case-manager is responsible for executing the medical treatment and monitoring care plans.
- Ensures that all routine monitoring of SCIC patients is carried out, with results communicated to SCIC providers in a timely fashion. The case-manager is responsible for updating the SCIC clinical team during medical meetings about clinical events, due dates for routine health maintenance of SCD.
- The case-manager shall perform and document a quarterly case-summary, and will ensure that all monitoring benchmark labs and preventive interventions (e.g. vaccines) are performed and documented in a timely fashion.
- Complete documentation of all CHW interactions/evaluations, clinical summaries, case-manager evaluations, communication with patient and providers. Ensure that all relevant data is entered accurately into EPIC.
- Coordinates care plans for all SCIC patients.
- Provides education on SCD to patients, families, and health care providers
- Assist with SCD initiatives as necessary.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
Current CPR certification required.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and interest in SCD disease and treatment. Knowledge and interest in public health aspects of SCD. Ability to communicate with staff and patients in a multicultural environment; bilingual a plus. Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team setting.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Phlebotomy skills. Proficiency in medical and conversational Spanish is preferred. Reliable transportation.
Any Specific Physical Requirements For the Job:
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacological agents.
- Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
- Work requires lifting of 35lbs without assistance, unless special accommodations are in place. When lifting weight above 35lbs assistance or assistive lifting devices should be used.
- 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), for example, using a keyboard
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
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