The Department of Hematology is seeking a Nurse Practitioner who will work under the direction of a physician and within the scope of practice. This role will plan, assess, implement and evaluate total clinical care within the Division of Hematology's Sickle Cell Center on a casual, as-needed basis.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Will assess each patient that presents to the center in crisis and will write orders for these patients, including taking a history and physical.
Write prescriptions for patients who have called in advance and then present to the center for refills.
Keep a running log of narcotics prescribed.
Will be responsible for coordinating social work and psychiatry evaluations for patients in the center
Assist with providing comprehensive and episodic care to patients with sickle cell disease. This includes taking a history, completing a physical assessment and interpreting diagnostic tests.
Provide routine health maintenance for patients with sickle cell disease. This includes review of the patient chart and diagnostic information to assess that labs and radiologic testing are being completed as per protocol.
Sees and assists the primary medical team on sickle cell patients admitted to the hospital.
Propose and implement medical therapy and treatment plans for patients seen in the clinic and followed by collaborating physicians.
Provide chronic pain management, including having patients sign pain contracts, refilling medications, tracking of prescribed narcotics.
Monitoring of patients while on therapy to evaluate for side effects and to evaluate for expected outcomes.
Adjusting and starting new medications as indicated by patient condition.
Counsels and teaches patients and family members in regard to disease process and expected outcomes.
Assist with the management of chronic transfusion patients.
Make referrals to other specialists as indicated by the patients' condition.
Dictate clinic notes and other pertinent data into EPR that is necessary in the care of the patient. Provide information to referring physicians.
Monitoring patients that are on hydroxyurea
Provide presentations on sickle cell disease for other health care professionals.
Coordinate and act as a sub-investigator in phase II, III and IV clinical trials. This includes preparing and submitting forms to the IRB. Enrolling patients into studies by completing health assessment and physical examinations. Reviewing lab work and diagnostic tests and making changes as indicated by lab results while following the protocol. This also includes potentially discontinuing a patient on a study for reasons of non-compliance or other issues.
Is courteous and pleasant in person and on the telephone with coworkers, patients, visitors, and supervisors. Utilizes proper telephone etiquette. Warmly greets patients and visitors. Verbally expresses appreciation when ending a conversation with a caller.
Handles and resolves patient complaints non-defensively and without blame to other employees. Seeks to satisfy a dissatisfied customer.
Is generous in assisting and supporting others. Participates in coverage of the Sickle Cell Clinic.
Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department.
Responsible for the quarterly newsletter.
Computer Knowledge Expectations:
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and EPR and other applicable clinical software systems.
Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
Other duties may be assigned by the employee's immediate supervisor, division management or a healthcare provider in order to ensure an efficient office that will assist the Division in fulfilling its mission.
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. JHU Equivalency: Additional experience may substitute for master's degree. Current American Heart Associate or American Red Cross 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.
Minimum of three years of related clinical NP experience.
Familiarity with regulations and standards governing NPs/PAs in the State of Maryland.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Demonstrated customer service skills required.
Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
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: $42.21 - $58.04/hr Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Casual / On Call Schedule: PRN; 6 to 10 shifts as scheduled; Sunday - Saturday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department Name: Medicine Hematology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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