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CO Clinical Nurse

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 51563

CO Clinical Nurse

General Summary/Purpose

This position will provide support to the providers and staff of the Infectious Diseases Division (ID) that broadly involves coordinating, organizing and participating in the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program and ID clinical activities at the Bayview Medical Center. The Clinical Nurse will interact with patients regularly, through telephonic and face-to-face contact, and successfully provide patient care in support of our ID medical providers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

In conjunction with ID providers, 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. Independently assess laboratory results for abnormalities; communicate abnormalities to ID medical providers and implement intervention plans when clinically warranted. Provide clinical triage during clinic hours, responding to calls and using nursing judgement to assess acuity.

Reviews antibiotic usage of OPAT patients, discharged to home monitoring and those at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), and works with the support team and OPAT ID providers on revised care plans. Monitor and collaborate with external agencies and community-based organizations to maintain continuity of care and prudent use of resources. Collects and reviews health history and medication information of SNF residents.

Develops and organizes education plans for SNF facility providers and staff. Tracks SNF quality metrics and antibiotic data to determine effectiveness of program implementation. Document patient care interactions including nursing visits, patient education, telephone contracts, and prescription renewals in the electronic medical record (EPIC).

Participates in ongoing EPIC training sessions and coursework to ensure patient interactions and encounters can be successfully documented and billed appropriately. Work collaboratively with ID nurses and nurse leaders at other infectious diseases practice sites. Assists ID providers and Administrative Team with clinic initiatives, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.

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

Current CPR certification required.

Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.

Completion of the JHBMC credentialing process is required prior to start date.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Infectious Diseases treatment and resources with experience in working with a Geriatric population. Ability to work with culturally diverse patient, staff, and community populations. Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team setting. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through.

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

Classified Title: Clinical Nurse

Working Title: CO Clinical Nurse

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME

Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 : Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: School of Medicine Campus - JH Bayview

Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease

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 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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