The Sr. Clinical Nurse is responsible: Coordinating care for assigned patients to promote the achievement of clinical outcomes. Provide direct patient care based on the nursing process. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance. Promote improvements in treatment area processes and cost effective use of resources. Accountable for own decisions regarding patient care. Identifies impending changes in patient condition and individual performance issues. Analyzes patient care data to deliver and evaluate care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Practice nursing per clinical protocols and under the nursing scope of practice for the State of Maryland. May perform case management services to patients from initial intake visit through termination of services.
Assist in the development/ updating of unit-based protocols, standardized care maps and/or care plans.
May provide crisis intervention as needed by patients and their family members through each stage of disease.
Identify barriers to service and work with appropriate individuals to remove them.
Interact with faculty and trainees in the management of patients seen in the center, during both clinic session and management outside of clinic.
Responsible for managing patient treatment programs. Serve as a clinical resource on the nursing assessment of the complex patient. Serve as an expert assisting others to prioritize and individualize plan of care.
Develop and manage patient education sessions and materials.
Triage and review incoming phone messages and communicates with doctors or patients as needed.
May oversee case management activities of home care nurses and facilitate communication between family, home care nursing, physician, and patient.
Responsible for managing patient treatment programs.
Review all lab data and triage to the medical staff.
Provide oversight and quality control of all aspects of the operation of the clinical practice.
Serve as patient advocate.
In addition to responsibilities of the clinical nurse, provide nursing support for outpatient clinical area, and supervise clinical nurses
Supervision of Others: May require supervision of 1 MOC
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
General physiologic monitoring and patient care equipment such as defibrillator and glucometer monitor.
REQUIREMENTS Minimum Qualifications:
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN)
Minimum 2 years of related nursing experience. More experience preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Registered nurse licensure in the State of Maryland
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of nursing process, social, behavioral, biological and physical science
Knowledge of current health care environment
Ability to analyze data to synthesize and summarize information and make judgments regarding patient care
Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care
Ability to document legibly using a writing instrument
Ability to use a computer keyboard to input and obtain data
CPR and AED certified
Ability to properly conduct general physiologic monitoring and patient care equipment such as an EKG.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation and pharmacological agents.
Work requires standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.
Work requires lifting and/or positioning patients and transporting wheelchairs, beds and related equipment.
Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform patient care procedures.
Work may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.
Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and scheduling requirements. This may include, but is not limited to availability status, mandatory overtime, on call and shift work.
Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Nurse Working Title: Sr. Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $36.31 to $49.97 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: 20-25 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002943-SOM Onc Brain Cancer Personnel area: School of Medicine
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