The Department of Medical Oncology is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to provide outpatient clinical support to the cancer diagnostic clinic at Johns Hopkins. Works collaboratively with local and community providers to obtain additional diagnostic testing for patients with a suspected new cancer diagnosis. Promotes health and improves access to care for patients by evaluating and then recommending and interpreting additional diagnostic tests to improve timely referral for cancer care at Johns Hopkins.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Obtains patient history.
Performs patient care and physical examinations when appropriate.
Prepares patient summaries.
Develops care/treatment plan.
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition.
Consistently develops effective care/treatment plan for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures.
Regularly confers and consults with appropriate supervisory physician and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing diagnostic and/or treatment plan.
Consistently provides relevant patient information to the appropriate staff member according to department guidelines.
Makes referrals to appropriate specialties
Provides education to patient and family members regarding tests results and diagnosis.
Provides Emergency Care:
Maintains ACLS and CPR certification.
Maintains airway, breathing, circulation.
Starts and provides basic CPR.
Orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications.
Participates in Viragh rapid response provider coverage team.
Prescribes medications, including oral, parenteral, intramuscular, or subcutaneous drugs.
Prescribes Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5 drugs under the guidelines of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and the DEA.
Will work with specific protocols to ensure that all protocol driven tests, examinations, and procedures are ordered, performed and evaluated and data is retrieved, entered on appropriate forms.
Coordinates scheduling, orders appropriate tests, evaluates results, records data, performs patient evaluations and participates in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment.
Develops expertise and expands knowledge in specific areas and shares that knowledge and expertise with colleagues as consultant in planning care for patients. Participates in rounds and meetings for consultation
Supervises and evaluates student/patient interactions in an academic setting. Assumes responsibility for patient care as provided by the student.
Assumes fiscal responsibility with working knowledge of evidence based medical model.
Effectively uses resources of the patient and the institution.
Is aware of and adheres to specific capitations and limitations of the patient's insurances while organizing and optimizing individualized care based on the disease state and restraints imposed by the HMO or insurances.
Utilizes referrals to Home Health in order to provide optimum care in the appropriate setting.
Has knowledge of and utilizes all available resources in the event that the patient's resources are limited or unavailable in order to provide medical care and social well-being.
Works in collaboration with the physician and realizes and is able to detect those deviations from normalcy or from established protocols which require consultation and/or referral to appropriate specialty areas including physicians, nutrition, psycho-social, and other resources.
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.Three years of related Clinical Nursing experience preferred. Additional experience may substitute for master's degree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Current American Heart Association 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.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
NP required to complete JHH credentialing process during introductory period.
Successful completion of the national certification examination and certification as a physician assistant/nurse practitioner.
Current NP licensure in the State of Maryland.
Current CPR certification required.
Approval of Maryland Board of Nursing for the written signed delegation agreement
Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent.
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
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 patient's illnesses and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health care.
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, verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing 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: Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Oncology, Medical Oncology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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