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Job Req ID:  56816

Clinical Nurse


The Johns Hopkins University Student Health & Well-Being supports health education, primary care and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University.  In addition to health education, our integrated service delivery model provides in-person primary and mental health care options at our clinics as well as remote support through phone and online resources.

University Health Services (UHS) is seeking a Clinical RN Nurse to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team to optimize team performance and patient outcomes. Our mission is to provide high quality, readily accessible health services to all students, house staff, post-doctoral fellows and trainees, and their eligible adult dependents at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus. The Registered Nurse (RN) position reports directly to the Clinic Nurse Manager. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the clinical assessment, triage and nursing care for the students and learners receiving care at UHS including patients with medical and psychiatric conditions. In addition to providing direct patient care, responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) staff and performing a variety of nursing support functions. The successful candidate, working collaboratively with the clinic nurse manager, will help create and maintain an environment of patient-focused care, anticipating and appropriately responding to learner needs and ensuring that the learners’ overall experience meets or exceeds standards of medical care.


Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • Promotes the goals of UHS consistent with the UHS mission as outlined in the UHS mission statement.


  • Works closely with the UHS care team including physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists, and CMAs to promote patient focused care.


  • Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs.


  • Develops plan of care that is individualized for the patient in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.


  • Administers appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.


  • Delivers care with appropriate age and cultural competence to specific patient populations according to individualized needs.


  • Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.


  • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and clinic facility staff.


  • Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patient’s (and, where appropriate, the family’s) diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.


  • Works with Healthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation. Problem solves obstacles to throughput process and notifies nurse manager of identified areas of improvement.


  • Provides direct support to CMAs to ensure that they perform at a level consistent with Johns Hopkins Hospital accreditation guidelines, including:
    • Ordering and stocking exam rooms and clinic areas with standard levels of supplies, medications, linens, forms and equipment.
    • Maintaining a safe and clean exam room/clinical area environment.
    • Obtaining and managing specimens appropriately, including labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories and log maintenance.


  • Performs quality control for CLIA-waived laboratory testing.  Acts as "trainer" for waived testing and coordinates activities related to proficiency, maintains all waived testing documentation.


  • Oversees the preparation and administration of injections as required adhering to the provider’s order and following appropriate protocol for medication/injection administration.


  • Administers first aid, CPR and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.


  • Ensures all equipment needed for patient care is functioning adequately.


  • Assists the Clinic Manager in the training of staff.


  • Maintains current competency in nursing, including developing and/or maintaining current knowledge of policies and procedures related to the UHS clinical operations.


  • Identifies opportunities for quality improvement projects within the clinical practice and assists in implementing these processes.


  • Assists in the coordination of UHS staff meetings for the purpose of disseminating information and obtaining feedback regarding UHS policies and improving patient care as appropriate.


  • Monitors telephone messages taken by staff to ensure accuracy of information and timely transmission.


  • Provides support for clinical projects, taking into consideration the appropriate use of resources and timeliness of project outcomes.  Examples include student health screening, new student, house staff and fellow orientation activities and other projects as assigned.


  • Reviews School of Medicine and School of Nursing pre-entrance health forms for JHU and Joint Commission clinical compliance. 


  • Informs leadership timely of clinical team problems related to daily operations and when indicated, provides solutions consistent with the mission and vision of University Health Services as a system of care.


  • Adheres to the JHH Patient Bill of Rights as defined in the Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice Manual (ICPM) and to professional and institutional codes of ethics.


  • Communicates with Infectious Diseases and Infection Control to maintain updated protocols and standards such as immunization practice and hospital epidemiology.


  • Serves as liaison with Occupational Health Center and Occupational Injury with regard to policies and care of our students and trainees to ensure appropriate and timely referral for evaluation and treatment when exposed to communicable agents.


  • Maintains patient educational supplies.


  • Intervenes and advocates on behalf of the UHS clinical staff regarding potential problems or issues arising from other Johns Hopkins departments or units that may affect UHS clinical operations.


  • Practices nursing per clinical protocols and under the nursing scope of practice for the State of Maryland; assists physicians in patient care when appropriate.


  • Triages patient calls and assesses patients who have urgent problems and/or health concerns than cannot be handled by scheduling/secretarial staff and determines appropriate and timely disposition. This includes both patients known to the practice and patients who are contacting the practice for the first time. Communicates with providers and patients as needed.


  • Charts nursing notes when appropriate.


  • Assists physicians in contacting patients to communicate test results, as directed, along with appropriate follow-up to help close the loop.
  • Contacts patients to obtain clarification on medication dosing and/or to discuss clinical problems that arise, discusses recommendations with physicians and ensures appropriate follow-up with patients.
  • Assists with prior authorization requests as requested.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the clinic nurse manager.


Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:
PC – 35%, facsimile – 5%, photocopier - 5%, telephone – 35%


Computer or other special needs for the position:
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and facility in emails is required. Knowledge of Excel helpful.  Will need to be trained in the use of the UHS electronic scheduling and medical records systems.



Degree of independent action performed on the job:
Must possess the ability to function independently; supervision to be provided by UHS Clinic Nurse Manager.


Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
Interacts with students and trainees on the east Baltimore medical campus: medical students, nursing students, house staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and their families, as well as with faculty and staff of both the Hospital and University, and with community professionals.





Minimum qualifications


  • Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland
  • Either an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.
  • Three years of nursing experience is preferred, experience in a college health clinic or ambulatory clinic is preferred.



Special skills and knowledge:

  • The successful candidate should be able to work with a culturally diverse patient population who are students, fellows and trainees;
  • Possess strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Work effectively in a team oriented service program
  • Be disciplined in working independently to meet set deadlines.


Classified Title: Clinical Nurse 
Working Title: Clinical Nurse 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri / 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002645-University Health Services 
Personnel area: University Student Services


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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