CO Clinical Nurse

Maryland, United States
$60,342. – $83,034 (commensurate with experience)
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME
Starting Salary Range: $60,342. – $83,034 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time
Exempt Status: Exempt
Schedule (hours/days): Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00pm
Location: JH Green Spring Station

General summary/purpose:

The Clinical Nurse supports the General Internal Medicine (GIM) Faculty practice at Green Spring Station

*This position is part of the JHU School of Medicine Clinical Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates care for a group of primary complex patients to achieve clinical and organizational outcomes.
  • Provides evidence-based care based on nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Provides direction to/management of other team members to promote quality, safety, and excellence in care. 
  • Actively participates in Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program (CUSP) initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance and patient outcomes.
  • Triages phone calls and electronic advice requests from patients and determines need for medical assessment.
  • Assesses lab results and implements intervention in consultation with primary providers.
  • Triages calls from outside institutions, the JHH Emergency Department, and other health care providers; determines and implements follow-up plans.
  • Identifies care continuity needs of patients; generates and pends orders to primary providers for signature.
  • Assists primary providers with maintaining electronic medical records; scans outside results into system, updates immunization history, updates health maintenance records, acts on overdue health maintenance items.
  • Conveys critical action values/patient request of lab results when requested by provider (communication from MD to RN)
  • Assists Medical Office Coordinator (MOC) in scheduling patients for consult appointments.
  • Provides patient education for self-care chronic disease management (in person, by phone, or via electronic record). 
  • Performs transitional care management calls for practice patients discharged from hospitals in the area and determines the need for short-term outpatient follow-up.
  • Helps complete forms (e.g., disability, FMLA, mobility) requiring basic health history.  
  • Helps obtain prior authorizations for tests and medications when unable to obtained by MOC
  • Responsible for other clinical duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree or Associate degree in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Current Registered Nurse license in the state of Maryland, or licensed in compact state. Must maintain active licensure throughout employment.
  • Eighteen months of experience as a registered nurse preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Expected to learn the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department.
  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.
  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of nursing process; social, behavioral, biological, and physical sciences; safety and scientific inquiry process and application to the skill performance; leadership and management as normally acquired through completion of a bachelors program in nursing.
  • Knowledge of current health care environment.
  • Knowledge of general physiologic monitoring and patient care equipment such as defibrillator and glucometer monitor.
  • Successfully completes all training courses required for access to Epic and other clinical software systems.
  • Requires effective use of resources and cost awareness.
  • Ability to analyze data to synthesize and summarize information and to make judgments regarding patient care.
  • Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care.
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard to input and obtain data.
  • Ability to operate personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation systems, and other basic office support software including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to document legibly using a writing instrument.
  • Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, scientific process, and service excellence in practice.
  • Ability to interact successfully with the public. Ability to perform effectively despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities. Ability to maintain personal composure in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required to service a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to demonstrate and convey a favorable image of the organization and to conform to proper standards of professional dress, attitude and demeanor.  Ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills required to interact with patients, patients’ families/visitors and clinical staff.
  • Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and with meticulous attention to detail.  Demonstrate a strong ability to use initiative and judgment and to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and initiation. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacological agents.
  • Ability to move about 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

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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