The Division of Cardiology seeks a Clinical Nurse whowill support Cardiologists with their outpatient clinical duties at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Greenspring Station and Hopkins GBMC. The incumbent is accountable for the delivery of comprehensive care, in collaboration with the provider and other members of the health care team, to the client population through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation; this role helps foster an environment that optimizes client well-being and outcomes.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Reviews physician EPIC-in-baskets on a daily basis, triaging appropriately.
Pends new medications and prescription refills in Epic for physician signature.
Assists with ordering patient lab and study tests as needed, and routing orders in EPIC to physicians for their co-signature.
Works with cardiology scheduling team to help schedule tests as needed.
Assists in completion of prior authorizations.
Follows up on lab and study test results, notifying the physician and patient as appropriate.
Returns patient phone calls and responds to appropriate Epic in-basket questions.
Prepares physicians for outpatient clinic appointments including obtaining detailed medical records for patients with complex medical histories and ensuring records are scanned into Epic.
Populates patient history in EPIC prior to appointments.
Generates patient problem lists as requested by physicians.
Is aware of the inclusion/exclusion criteria for ongoing clinical trials to help identify possible research candidates.
In some circumstances, the RN will also attend clinic with physicians, obtain/update history and interim concerns from patients, and help document patient clinic encounters in EPIC.
Practices 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. Assists in the development/updating of unit based protocols, standardized care maps and/or care plans.
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the key formal and informal goals of the division and the clinic team and asks for guidance appropriately.
Uses own judgment in achieving goals of good clinic practices, good documentation, and interactions with staff and health care professionals.
On a regular and consistent basis, exercises excellent clinical and administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people in the workplace and potential or actual research subjects.
Uses judgment to maintain and improve the quality of service within the program.
Exercises mature judgment and remains flexible in stressful situations.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH credentialing process.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
At least one year working in a Cardiology environment strongly preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to analyze data to synthesize and summarize information and to make judgments regarding patient care.
Ability to use a computer keyboard to input and obtain data.
Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, scientific process, and service excellence in practice.
Requires good oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must have the ability to inter act with individuals at a variety of ages and levels.
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: Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945.00 - $83,865.00 Annually; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday; Essential Staff Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus, East Baltimore Campus Department name: Medicine, Cardiology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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