Job Req ID:  107562

CO Clinical Nurse

We are seeking a CO Clinical Nurse who will coordinate the clinical activities for and provides care coordination services to patients who are seen in The John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice (Infectious Diseases Clinic) from the initial visit until termination of services.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Counsels, supports, educates, and coordinates resources needed by patients and their family members.
  • Provides primary care nursing to assigned patient panel of clinic patients and provides backup coverage to other nurses. Primary nursing begins with the first encounter with the patient and continues throughout the course of care.
  • Monitors assigned EPIC Inbaskets/Pools. Independently reviews laboratory results for abnormalities; communicates abnormalities to medical provider, implements and documents intervention plans when clinically warranted in collaboration with provider.
  • Facilitates and schedules urgent appointments for patient clinical evaluation, testing, and/or specialty care.
  • Provides both telephonic and in person clinical triage during clinic hours. Clinically assesses need for patient diagnostic testing prior to evaluation by medical clinician. And drop-in visits from patients requesting urgent appointments and uses nursing judgment to assess acuity. Schedules urgent appointments in clinic or refers patients to the Emergency Department, as indicated by acuity.
  • Responds to and provides clinical care during patient emergencies in the clinic.
  • Triages calls from the Emergency Department, Infectious Disease Fellows, and other health care providers. Determines and implements follow-up plans for patients requiring medical treatment.
  • Arranges for patient hospitalizations by coordinating the interaction between the attending physician, central bed management, Infectious Diseases Fellow, and inpatient unit. May provide direct clinical care to patients awaiting admission in the Treatment Room.
  • Assigns work to medical assistants, as directed by the Nurse Manager.
  • Provision of Treatment Room services as needed.
  • Educate patients about HIV disease, viral hepatitis, general infectious diseases and other comorbid conditions, disease state management and prevention, medication adherence and effective self-care.
  • Identifies and addresses routine Health Maintenance opportunities for patients during patient encounter/interaction.
  • Monitors and collaborates with external agencies and community-based organizations to maintain continuity of care and prudent use of resources.
  • Liaises with clinic providers to determine orders for home care nursing of patients in the community. Communicates home care orders to appropriate home care agencies, and coordinates care.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all JHH, JHU, and Bartlett Specialty Practice policies and procedures related to unit operation and assumes responsibility for appropriate application and compliance.
  • Participates in quality and safety initiatives for the Department and Clinic.
  • Assumes responsibility of clinic-based projects as designated by Nurse Manager.
  • Engages in professional development activities to grow/strengthen specialization in HIV nursing.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings and HIV-related educational conferences as requested by Nurse Manager.
  • Successfully manages fast-paced clinical environment with frequent interruption in planned work. Regularly interfaces with patients and a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Documents care coordination and patient care activities in the electronic medical record. Effectively navigates and utilizes electronic medical record and electronic medication prescription programs.
  • Adapts well to advancing, evolving work environment.
  • Facilitates educational training sessions with individual patients and groups.
  • Develop tailored care plans for patients with the input of prescribers and other adherence staff to address medication adherence issues.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must possess knowledge of nursing process; social; behavioral, biological, and physical science. Knowledge of current health care environment.
  • Must be able to operate a hospital based electronic patient care record.
  • In-depth knowledge of the clinical manifestations and management of HIV infection.
  • Adept at the clinical assessment of patients living with and at risk for HIV infection.
  • Ability to take independent action to care for ambulatory patients who are acutely ill awaiting provider evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with health care providers and staff from many disciplines.
  • Knowledge of lesbian/gay/gender identity issues, and resources.
  • Able to work with culturally diverse patient, staff and community populations.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through.

Physical Requirements

  • Work requires ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, and pulling), standing and or walking for extended periods of time during assigned shift (>75%), sitting (<25%), bending at waist (<50%)

  • Work requires lifting 35 lbs. without assistance, unless special accommodations are in place. When lifting weight above 35 lbs. assistance or assistive lifting devices should be used.

  • Work involves pushing/pulling beds, stretchers, and other equipment requiring up to 40 lbs. of force.

  • Work may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.

  • Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform patient care procedures.

  • Must be able to respond to patient alarms, communicate with patients and colleagues, and respond immediately to requests for assistance.

Required Certifications

  • BLS Certification provided by AHA, American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.
  • Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
  • All credentials must be maintained with active status.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related discipline.
  • One year of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse.
  • Experience in a healthcare or public welfare setting with knowledge of HIV prevention, HIV treatment, substance abuse, and/or psychiatric illness.



Classified Title: Clinical Nurse 
Working Title: ​​​​​​​CO Clinical Nurse   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME  
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30p 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin JHOC Practice Ops Bartlett Sp  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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