The Department of Otolaryngology is seeking a Nurse Practitioner who will have the unique opportunity to work within the department, which is a vibrant setting in an inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic setting. The Nurse Practitioner will work both independently (after a period of supervised training and skills acquisition) and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary Academic Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer team focused on providing comprehensive care to adult patients with head and neck cancer. This role will work with multiple head and neck cancer faculty. This individual will be responsible for making independent decisions regarding patient care and must exercise professional judgment and decision-making.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direction, supervision and responsibility of a physician, and in accordance with established policies, this NP will evaluate patient's health status through diagnostic procedures and tests. Provides therapeutic patient care under direction of physician and in accordance with established protocols, will: 1- provide timely and high quality Otolaryngology consultation services 2- coordination of care, 3- participate in head and neck cancer center conferences and multidisciplinary clinics, 4- refinement of protocols, compliance with protocols and monitoring of quality and clinical outcomes towards service improvement of outpatients at the East Baltimore clinic.
A comprehensive understanding of clinical and/or surgical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry Psychology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Microbiology and Pathology.
The analytical ability necessary to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care plan.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients and work in teams with faculty, trainees, administrators and assistants of all ranks and backgrounds, disciplines Residents and nursing; instruct heath care personnel on procedures and treatment.
Ability to analyze and evaluate patient history, physical examination findings and laboratory values, and make preliminary diagnosis of patients for review by physician.
Authority/Decision Making Level:
Participate in the development of protocols for the department.
Makes decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines.
Prioritize and organize work to meet changing conditions.
Uses defined procedures to accomplish work. Use specific body of knowledge to originate solutions to patient related problems.
Read and understand written physician orders, product directions and/or patient care staff notes.
Understand and use hospital forms, requisitions, purchase orders etc.
Work in patient care areas in an inpatient and outpatient unit.
Exposure to hazards due to infectious specimen and contagious diseases, but potential for harm or personal injury is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed.
Ability to concentrate during surgical procedure while assisting physician.
Ability to walk throughout hospital.
Plan to assess and deliver care to in-patient and out patient on all services.
Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
Obtains patient history; Performs patient care and physical examinations; Prepares patient summaries; Develops care/treatment plan; Attends out-patient clinics and assists with patient management.
Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition.
Consistently develops effective care/treatment plan for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures.
Regularly confers and consults with appropriate supervisory physician and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing treatment plan.
Consistently structures all patient care plans to meet educational, physical and social needs appropriate to the patient's age.
Consistently provides relevant patient care information to the appropriate staff member according to department guidelines.
Follows daily progress of patients, including history and physical exam, ordering, performing, and interpreting laboratory and radiological data and establishing and implementing a plan of care based on those interpretations and observations. Makes referrals to appropriate specialties.
Follows long term progress of patients including history and physical examination, orders and interprets re-staging tests, and assesses status.
Provides education to patient and family members regarding diagnosis, complications, treatment and medications in order to provide them with continuous information.
Provides Emergency Care:
Maintains CPR certification.
Maintains airway, breathing, circulation.
Starts and provides basic CPR.
Orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications.
Must be able to communicate clearly.
Must efficiently use the Epic electronic medical record system (after a period of training).
Scientific writing skills are valued.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
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.
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.
History of strong organizational skills, analytical skills, customer service skills, clinical sensitivity, medical terminology, excellent computer skills and the ability to multi-task.
High level of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are also essential.
Excellent communication, mathematical computation, spelling, and grammar skills.
Knowledge and compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations in the dissemination of patient Protected Health Information (PHI).
Experience in Surgical Nursing preferred but not required
Experience in the Johns Hopkins system strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience with the EPIC system is a plus.
Although not required, fluency in other languages such as American Sign Language, Spanish, Mandarin or Russian is advantageous.
Must successfully complete all necessary Epic training courses and other applicable clinical software systems. Prior experience with Epic is advantageous.
Must complete all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
Other computer or other special needs for the position: Operates personal computer and/or laptop to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
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.
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 the required education on the same basis.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Essential Staff Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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