Johns Hopkins University CO Nurse Practitioner in Baltimore, Maryland
The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology is seeking a Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Implantable Device Program will lead a multi-disciplinary nurse and technical care team that provides comprehensive care to cardiovascular patients with implanted devices and arrhythmia conditions.
The primary responsibility of the Nurse Practitioner is to provide expert device management, clinical care, and education to patients with implantable devices. This individual is also responsible for training and assuring that quality care is provided by the other members of this multidisciplinary team. This position works under the supervision of an attending cardiologist physician who is a member of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, and reports directly to the Administrative Director of Invasive Cardiology for program operations.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care. Act as a clinical liaison between patients and attending, keeping attending physicians updated of clinical status. Refer patients to clinic as appropriate and facilitate continuity of care with post-discharge follow-up.
The NP will be involved in both the inpatient and outpatient clinic work with Johns Hopkins Cardiology. Work collaboratively with arrhythmia team members (faculty, nurses, physician assistants and other nurse practitioners) to review lab results and develop follow-up plans. Conduct in-person device testing and educate on future remote device management. Manage the clinical details of the tele-management program based on protocols, alerting NP and/or attending of deviations from protocol or deterioration of patient status.
Assist with data entry, review, and analysis of tele-management sites. Assess if patients are appropriate for inpatient or outpatient studies, and refer patients accordingly.
Responsible for creating an orientation and training program that meets the needs of the arrhythmia device specialty and is consistent with hospital and university standards. Implements and oversees the orientation and training of new hires in the device and mid-level service. Conduct a regular analysis of the learning needs of RN, RT, PA and NP staff. Develop and monitor progress towards clinical competencies for device RNs, RTs, PAs and NPs as it pertains to devices.
Organize educational in-services from vendors and other departments; actively seek out CEU opportunities for arrhythmia device service staff. Initiate and participate in research activities relevant to the arrhythmia service line. Participate in fellow/resident teaching.
Facilitate and coordinate system-wide programs that may include hospital inpatients, outpatients, families, community/satellite offices, and employees of both the hospital and the university by providing evidence-based care based on the nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins Health System. Provides direction to other clinical team members to promote quality, safety, and excellence in care. Create staff schedules. Acts as point person for troubleshooting devices.
Integral in the recruitment of new staff members from outside JHH/JHU i.e. finding candidates at device schools, interviewing, development of advertisement materials. In conjunction with the Administrative Director of Invasive Cardiology perform annual employee evaluations in addition to quarterly check-ins for goal setting. Provide monthly updates to clinical and administrative leadership.
Responsible for billing of clinical care time spent with each patient. Records patient visit/interaction in concise, clear and timely manner in the electronic patient records.
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. Licensed in Acute Care is required. Current IBHRE certification. Current 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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Position requires excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals of varying ages, educational, and socioeconomic levels. Prefer candidates have at least 2 years of clinical experience in cardiology, with knowledge of PPMs and ICDs required; prior research experience is desired but not essential.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period 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). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
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.
Job ID: 315647
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