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Job Req ID:  54328

CO Clinical Nurse

The Department of Medicine is seeks a Clinical Nurse to join the nationally recognized Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Division is planning to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary adrenal program with a roadmap to establish an Adrenal Center. This position provides endocrine dynamic testing support to Dr. Amir Hamrahian in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism who has significant expertise in performing a whole range of endocrine dynamic testing. He will closely supervise and train the new hire to perform such tests. Good IV line placement skill is preferred, but at a minimum there is a requirement to learn and be comfortable with IV line placement and higher acute care in general.

 

The successful candidate will have experience in clinical program building and be able to navigate a complex organization to build relationships and find resources to support new clinical programs. This position also requires the ability to communicate with patients and their referring physicians to coordinate multi-specialty care. In addition, the clinical nurse will review patient medical records in advance to make sure appropriate laboratory and imaging studies have been performed prior to their visit.  Furthermore, the Clinical Nurse will provide clinical support for other physicians, coordinate clinical programs in the Division, and serve as a liaison for the Division with departmental and institutional leadership.

 

This position requires a degree of flexibility and adaptability with time to meet strict time requirements associated with certain dynamic tests. Some familiarity with contacting insurance companies and working through the financial clearance process is preferred.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

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Adrenal Discipline Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs endocrine dynamic testing under the supervision of Dr. Amir Hamrahian.  This typically involves placement of peripheral intravenous catheter, administration of medications, monitoring of vital signs, and phlebotomy at regular intervals based on the protocol.
  • Serves as clinical support to Dr. Amir Hamrahian and other endocrine faculty as needed
  • Provides support to patients in the adrenal clinic and by phone/email for guidance on appropriate preparation to undergo endocrine dynamic testing
  • Provides support to patients in the clinic and by phone/email for problems associated with adrenal disorders, including but not limited to fluctuations in blood pressure, electrolyte disorders and function of adrenal gland.

 

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Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making decisions regarding patient care
  • Serves as a patient advocate
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability with patients, family members, other providers and support personnel regarding patient care and or clinic operations
  • Exercises independent, professional judgement and decision-making on a consistent basis
  • Adapts to changes in technology and software to ensure efficient office practice
  • Assists with Epic InBasket management (results, advice requests, prescription refills)
  • Triages clinical or problem patient calls at the request of physicians or medical office coordinator
  • Assist physicians in contacting patients with test results, as directed
  • Pends orders for prescriptions to be signed by physicians
  • Contacts patients to get clarification on medication dosing or clinical problem and discuss recommendations with physicians
  • Assists with prior authorization requests
  • Attends outpatient clinics to assist with dynamic endocrine testing, prescription refills, laboratory testing, patient education, and coordination of care.

 

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Research:

  • There may be opportunities to recruit patients for clinical research studies in the adrenal field and provide educational support to research subjects.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

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. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a clinical nurse
  • At least 3 years clinical experience in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting preferred
  • Experience in establishing intravenous (IV) access for dynamic testing
  • Experience with obtaining blood samples via IV catheter
  • Experience with IV line placement
  • ACLS Certified

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs.
  • Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the  patient care setting.
  • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical record preferred.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. 
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. 
  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Ability to move about workspace.

 

Working Conditions: Eligible for telecommuting with prior approval from the supervisor. Telecommuting is not authorized for days when tests are being performed.

 

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,  Endocrinology 

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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