The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The NP will provide care for elementary and middle school students at the Rales-Hopkins clinic at KIPP Baltimore, a school which serves 1450 students in grades K-8.
Newly established, the Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education at Johns Hopkins, seeks to redesign school-based health programs to improve the health and academic achievement of urban, racial/ethnic minority, low-income children and adolescents. This includes the implementation of an innovative school health program that provides accessible pediatric primary care tailored to the needs of urban children in poverty at KIPP Baltimore.
The Rales-Hopkins clinic will be staffed by a medical director, nurse practitioner, two school nurses, and a medical office assistant. Mental health professionals, a parent liaison, and health educators are also involved, providing the opportunity to meet a range of children’s and families’ health needs. Under the supervision of a physician, the NP performs a variety of medical care services for patients in a school-based setting.
Typical Examples Of Work:
Interviews and records the medical history of patients.
Conducts physical examinations and assesses the physical condition of patients to determine medical problems.
Treats minor physical illnesses following standard medical practices and procedures and, when necessary, with guidance from physicians. Refers patients to physicians and community health facilities and agencies for medical care and treatment and monitors visits by patients to physicians, facilities and agencies.
Prepares and maintains patient records.
Reviews, studies and updates knowledge on developments and trends in medicine and community health. Prepares reports and submits to superiors.
Performs home visits to support patients and families in the community, as needed.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of community health nursing.
Skilled in the delivery of clinical health services to children and early adolescents and experienced working with urban, low income families.
Knowledge of the diagnostic treatment and consultation skills expected of a nurse practitioner to interview and record the medical history of patients.
Ability to assess the physical condition of patients and determine medical problems. Ability to treat minor physical illnesses.
Ability to deal with patients and physicians and other health care professionals. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.
Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health problems.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or registered nurse licensure in a Multi-State Compact participant state is required at time of appointment. (If practicing on a Multi-State Compact Registered Nurse License, the NP must obtain an advance practice certification issued by the Maryland State Board of Nursing.) Previous experience in some aspect of school health is required. Additional experience may substitute for master's degree. 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 Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. .
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.
Competitive salary and benefits package. Please note that vacation time for the NP must be taken when KIPP Baltimore is on summer recess or during school holidays.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive;Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Casual / On Call Schedule: up to 32 hrs per week;Position is mission critical and staff are deemed as essential personnel. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Personnel Area: Johns Hopkins University
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