The Nurse Practitioner will work within the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Department of Pediatrics, to provide comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
The Nurse Practitioner will practice within the guidelines of the unit department and institution, and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Written agreement required and approved by the State of Maryland. The Nurse Practitioner will be granted Staff Privileges by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These privileges are reviewed annually by the University and the Hospital.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Nurse Practitioner will coordinate and participate in pediatric hematology clinics, the Hemophilia and Treatment Center, and assist with thrombosis and anticoagulation patients, with a team of other Nurse Practitioners and physician staff.
Coordinate scheduling of and conduct comprehensive and/or episodic health assessments of patients with real, potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems.
Perform history and physical examination as it relates to chief complaints.
Establish medical diagnoses for a select short term and chronic treatments and treatment-related problems, including general hematology, Hemoglobinopathies including sickle cell disease and thalassemia, bleeding disorders, monitoring of patients with thromboses and receiving anticoagulation therapy, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, prescribing medications, and referring patients to appropriate licensed physicians or health care providers.
Work in both inpatient and outpatient areas, and may also participate in the provision of infusion services.
Work independently with supervision and medical direction by physicians within the Division of Pediatric Hematology, but under the direct supervision of the Division Chief.
Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings in the history and physical, identify differential diagnosis, assess severity of illness and establish plans for an evaluation. Will record and document assessment data necessary to maintain coordination and expedite required services, including maintenance of patient flow sheets and charts and monitoring of laboratory values to assess response to therapy.
Maintain long-term relationships with patients with chronic illnesses, particularly hemophilia and thrombosis, to establish a liaison and therapeutic relationship that will assist with long-term management of patients.
Work on selected research protocols as directed by the division chief.
Participate in the clinical conferences of the division and will interact with and assist with the training of residents and fellows.
Other duties may be assigned by the Division Chief, in order to assure an efficient division that is fulfilling its mission. The Division of Pediatric Hematology prides itself on its educational and patient care activities, as well as its research efforts, and is looking for individuals who will appreciate and contribute to all three missions.
Master’s degree in nursing, registered nurse license and certified as a nurse practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
JHU Equivalency: Additional experience may substitute for master's degree.
The position is mostly pediatric, and training in this discipline is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills. Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and other applicable clinical software systems. Completed all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
Computer or other special needs for the position: Operates personal computer and/or laptop to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. 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). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Essential staff Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Pediatric Hematology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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