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.
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
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