Classified Title: Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at Bayview Medical Center Department Name: Medicine, Division of Chemical Dependency Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Department of Medicine, Division of Chemical Dependency is seeking a Clinical Nurse to assists in coordinating the primary care of patients under direct supervision of providers. Inclusive of clinical triage during practice hours and transition of care for recent hospital discharges.
Identify and work with practice case managers and community health workers to actively ensure patients with treatment adherence issues related to missed appointments are contacted and scheduled for follow-up appointments.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently monitors CRISP notification in Epic for hospital discharges and communicates with medical providers regarding the need for a follow-up appointment. Makes contact with each patient and documents all decisions in Epic regarding the need for a post hospital follow-up appointments.
Provides clinical triage during clinic hours to calls and sick drop-in visits from patients requesting urgent appointments and uses nursing judgment to assess acuity. Schedules urgent care (acute) appointments in Clinic or refers patients to the Emergency Department, as indicated by acuity.
Clinically supervises medical assistants and may assist with patient vitals, etc. when short staffed.
Maintains current knowledge of all JHU and Comprehensive Care Practice policies and procedures related to operation and assumes responsibility for appropriate application and compliance. Implements Infection Control procedures for the Clinic.
Documents patient care interactions (nursing visits, patient education, telephone contacts, medication refills) in electronic medical record.
Participates in Clinical Quality Indicator (CQI) meetings and works with providers and MA staff to improve outcomes.
Assures that emergency and diagnostic equipment within the clinic is functional and serviced as warranted.
Successfully manages fast-paced clinical environment with frequent interruptions in planned work. Regularly interfaces with patients and a multidisciplinary care team.
Effectively utilizes electronic medical record and electronic medication prescription programs. Adapts well to advancing, evolving work environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland. BSN preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Maintain clinical competency through continuing education. Completion of the JHU credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interest in and/or knowledge of Primary Care, HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder care is preferred.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills to interact with health care providers from many disciplines and diverse patient populations required.
Demonstrated clinical assessment skills with experience in taking independent action to care for patients who are ill while they await evaluation by the medical provider required.
Knowledge in the assigned application as well as the platform on which it runs.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials in work setting has little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.
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