Johns Hopkins Hospital - East Baltimore Campus
Baltimore, MD, United States
The Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the outpatient palliative medicine clinic setting. The NP works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to both well and/or ill patients. The NP will provide consultative assessment and comprehensive evaluation of seriously ill patients and their families addressing symptom management, therapeutic understanding and prognostic awareness. The NP will collaborate and coordinate care along with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the plan of care is in line with and supports the patient’s goals of care and physical and psychosocial needs. The NP will be responsible for documentation of consultation and follow up re-assessment(s) in the electronic medical record, along with prescriptive recommendations and/or prescriptions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
• Work schedule includes 5-8 hour days, being comprised of eight (8) clinic sessions and two (2) admin sessions per week.
• Assist with providing comprehensive and episodic care to patients with serious illness. This includes reviewing the patient chart, taking a history, completing a physical assessment and interpreting diagnostic and radiologic testing.
• Propose and implement medical therapy and treatment plans for patients seen in the clinic and followed by collaborating physicians.
• Provide acute and chronic non-pain symptom management, as well as collaborating with referring teams regarding recommendations and new prescription needs.
• Provide acute and chronic pain management, potentially utilizing pain contracts, as well as collaborating with referring teams regarding medication refills. May provide intermittent medication refill prescriptions.
• Monitor patients while on therapy to evaluate for side effects and to evaluate for expected outcomes.
• Adjust and start new medications as indicated by patient condition(s).
• Counsel and teaches patients and family members concerning disease process and expected outcomes.
• Counsel patients and families through complex medical decision making regarding therapy options, including risks and benefits of all care options.
• Make referrals to other specialists as indicated by the patients’ condition.
• Document clinic notes and other pertinent data into EMR that is necessary in the care of the patient. Provide information to referring physicians.
• Provide education and knowledge sharing to other health care colleagues regarding palliative care principles and practices.
Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland. Minimum of three years of related clinical NP experience preferred.
JHU Equivalency: Additional experience may substitute for master's degree
Licensure and Certifications:
Successful completion of the national certification examinations. Current CPR certification required. Maryland CDS and DEA licensure required. Familiarity with regulations and standards governing NPs in the State of Maryland. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrates ability for self-direction and initiation. Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within team structure. Demonstrates customer service skills. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses. Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and other applicable clinical software systems.
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. 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). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner
Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full-time
Schedule: 5-8 hour shifts, day shift
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus
Department Name: Medicine, Palliative Medicine
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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