Classified Title: CO Clinical Nurse Working Title: CO Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,342-$83,034 Employee group: Full-Time Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri; 7:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 24-MD:JH at Greenspring Station Department name: 10002807-SOM DOM Endocrinology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The nationally recognized Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is planning to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary adrenal program with a roadmap to establish an Adrenal Center. As part of such an initiative, there is a need for a clinical nurse who can communicate with patients and their referring physicians to coordinate multi-specialty care. In addition, the clinical nurse will review patient medical records in advance to make sure appropriate laboratory and imaging studies have been performed prior to their visit. A clinical nurse is needed to perform endocrine dynamic testing for a number of complex adrenal, pituitary, and other endocrine disorders. Dynamic endocrine testing requires close physician supervision during the test, which is currently not available at JHU's Infusion Center. Dr. Amir Hamrahian has recently joined the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism as an Associate Professor with significant expertise in performing a whole range of endocrine dynamic testing. He will closely supervise and train the new hire to perform such tests. Furthermore, the Clinical Nurse will provide clinical support for physicians, coordinate clinical programs in the Division, and serve as a liaison for the Division with departmental and institutional leadership.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Responsible for making decisions regarding patient care
Serves as a patient advocate
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability with patients, family members, other providers and support personnel regarding patient care and or clinic operations
Exercises independent, professional judgement and decision-making on a consistent basis
Adapts to changes in technology and software to ensure efficient office practice
Assists with Epic InBasket management (results, advice requests, prescription refills)
Triages clinical or problem patient calls at the request of physicians or medical office coordinator
Assist physicians in contacting patients with test results, as directed
Pends orders for prescriptions to be signed by physicians
Contacts patients to get clarification on medication dosing or clinical problem and discuss recommendations with physicians
Assists with prior authorization requests
Attends outpatient clinics to assist with dynamic endocrine testing, prescription refills, laboratory testing, patient education, and coordination of care.
Adrenal discipline Specific Responsibilities:
Serves as clinical support to Dr. Amir Hamrahian and other endocrine faculty as needed
Performs endocrine dynamic testing under supervision of Dr. Amir Hamrahian. This typically involves placement of peripheral intravenous catheter, administration of medications, monitoring of vital signs, and phlebotomy at regular intervals based on the protocol.
Provides support to patients in the adrenal clinic and by phone/email for guidance on appropriate preparation to undergo endocrine dynamic testing
Provides support to patients in the clinic and by phone/email for problems associated with adrenal disorders, including but not limited to fluctuations in blood pressure, electrolyte disorders and function of adrenal gland.
There may be opportunities to recruit patients for clinical research studies in the adrenal field and provide educational support to research subjects.
Other Job Functions: Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Registered Nurse (RN)
Must be a graduate of an accredited university
Experience in establishing intravenous (IV) access for dynamic testing
Experience with obtaining blood samples via IV catheter
Must be licensed to practice in Maryland as registered nurse.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field is preferred.
3-5 year clinical experience in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs
Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting
3-5 year clinical experience in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting preferred
Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical record preferred.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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