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Job Req ID:  42447

CO Clinical Nurse

The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary is seeking a Clinical Nurse to work collaboratively as a member of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Team to care for patients with ILD. The Clinical Nurse will work under the supervision of an attending ILD physician who is a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. The position will also work collaboratively with resident physicians, and pulmonary fellows.


The Clinical Nurse responsibilities will include:


  • Monitor and follow-up on diagnostic test results, prescriptions, medical equipment, insurance requirements and documentation needs for patients for the 500+ patients in the ILD program.
  • Telephone triage for patient problems and response to therapy and communicate to the program physicians.
  • Educate patients on the ILD inpatient and outpatient service about the disease process and current and investigational therapies.
  • Educate and train hospital nurses and house staff about care of patients with advanced ILD.
  • Round on inpatient service with the Pulmonary consult service when needed.
  • Screen medical records and facilitate scheduling of new referrals to the ILD Clinic.
  • Facilitate and obtain insurance authorization for medical therapy, diagnostic testing and hospital admission.
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with industry representatives.
  • Coordination and Organization of the Johns Hopkins Pulmonary ILD Patient Support Group.



  • Responsible for supervising the research activities for the ILD Program
  • Assist with coordination of industry and internal ILD clinical trials, including identifying subjects, IRB submission, regulatory documentation and protocol required study visits and testing.
  • Coordinate and assist with sample and data collection and data entry for databases and clinical trials being done in the ILD Program.



  • Acts as a liaison between referring physicians and the ILD Program
  • Acts as a liaison between hospital staff, including nurses, physicians and other departments, pulmonary division fellows and the ILD Program


Any other job functions as determined by the ILD Director.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 is required within two weeks of start date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related discipline. 
  • Pulmonary medicine or program coordination experience


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of research methodology
  • Working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office software
  • Must be able to independently assimilate and evaluate clinical data
  • Strong interpersonal, and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills to develop goals, performance objectives, and action plans
  • Ability to demonstrate good clinical judgment in patient management and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people in the workplace, patient care and potential or actual research subjects.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications: Current CPR certification and completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.


Physical Requirements:

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).  Assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment. Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.



Classified Title: Clinical Nurse 
Working Title: CO Clinical Nurse  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945.00 - $83,865.00;Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus 
Department Name: Medicine, Pulmonary 
Personnel Area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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