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Job Req ID:  69187

CO Nurse Practitioner

The top ranked Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism is seeking a Nurse Practitioner  who will serve on a multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively with the faculty, fellows, staff and other Nurse Practitioners at the division, providing clinical care and education to inpatients with diabetes.

 

Working with a strong focus on quality and patient satisfaction, the Nurse Practitioner, as a critical member of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Service (IDMS), will conduct daily inpatient consults and follow up care to patients. This role will support the Johns Hopkins Hospital Glucose Steering Committee, participating in patient safety and quality systems interventions, protocol and policy development, data collection and research projects, and educating clinicians in evidence -based best practices in glucose management. The Nurse Practitioner will participate in the Diabetes Center’s diabetes education curriculum and will actively interact with the provider community to contribute to the continuous advancement of diabetes care. Serving in a Division that exceeds national benchmarks for employee engagement, the nurse practitioner will impact patient lives as a valued care team member practicing at the height of their scope of practice, developing significant expertise, undertaking meaningful projects and exercising professional citizenship to advance inpatient glucose management across the institution.

 

Staff privileges will be granted to the Nurse Practitioner by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board and Bayview Medical Center; these privileges include specific tasks and are reviewed annually.  The Nurse Practitioner will participate in training and evaluation led by the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and meet internal training guidelines prior to treating patients.

 

Skills needed include an ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members. Analytical abilities are necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action. Advanced interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary to provide information to patients and health care personnel. The Nurse Practitioner must be able to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performing new consultations daily for hospitalized adults on medical and surgical services with diabetes/acute hyperglycemia
  • Making recommendations for the initial glucose management plan and continued glycemic management for the duration of the patient’s admission (as needed based on glycemic control)
  • Managing inpatients who have insulin pumps as their primary mode of insulin delivery.
  • Documenting the diabetes management plan in the electronic medical record on a daily basis and communicating directly with primary teams.
  • Ensuring appropriate plans have been made for patients at the time of discharge including: appropriate clinic follow-up appointments have been made and adequate diabetes treatment and testing supplies have been ordered.
  • Assisting in the cross-coverage of patients followed by other members of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Service (i.e. vacation, illness)
  • Assisting in the work of the Glucose Steering Committee
  • Assisting with nursing staff education regarding inpatient glucose management, by performing key roles in the Nurse Diabetes Superuser program which is run by the IDMS nurse practitioner team. 
  • Working collaboratively with the inpatient endocrine attending and fellow each month and with outpatient providers in the Diabetes Center.
  • Following up with the patient’s primary care physician or established endocrinologist as need to ensure continuity of care.
  • Educating patients and families regarding the nature of their clinical problems, prognoses, and options for continued care.

 

 

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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.  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.    

 

 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in diabetes management preferred.
  • Have or obtain Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) certificate within first 1-2 years of date of hire.

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate health status of patient and to implement proper care plan. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with other services.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a health care team with a high degree of self-motivation.
  • General computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems.

 

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 required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills 
  • Ability to move about.
  • Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings.
  • Ability to lift patients, 50 lbs or more.

 

Working Conditions:

This position is considered essential staff and will work within a team of 8 nurse practitioners to provide care across two hospitals. Occasional weekend and holiday shifts will be required.

 

Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Sunday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Future overnight coverage of team pager; Occasional weekend and holiday shifts will be required.​​​ 

Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine 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.

 

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

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