This position will serve as part of a comprehensive team of health care professionals providing high quality outpatient care in the Department of Dermatology, in medical, procedure and cosmetic clinics. Under the direction of the Green Spring Station Clinic Medical Director and the Clinic Manager, the Clinical Nurse will serve to provide high quality care, teaching and service to patients as part of a team of faculty and staff. Engages in decision-making and the implantation of therapeutic actions alone and in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Assists with minor surgical and laser procedures and coordinates pre- and post-op care. Functions as a resource person to fellow nursing staff, medical staff, trainees, patients and family members.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Patient Communications & Patient Care
Works independently under the supervision of the physician to assess and treat phototherapy patients according to specific protocols and/or diseases.
Communicates, consults and collaborates with other units/departments to assist in the comprehensive care of patients
Triages and answers patient calls, and calls in prescriptions under the direction of a physician order. Ensures patient and physician calls are returned in a timely manner, and all patient interactions are documented appropriately in EPIC or as specified
Answers questions from patients regarding physician instructions, medications, prescription refills, biopsy results, and/or other aspects of clinical care
Function as liaison between dermatologists, primary care providers, nurse case manager, inpatient personnel and health care professions in other specialties
Retrieves lab results, coordinates physician sign-off results, and calls patients with results according to clinical protocol
Provides crisis intervention as needed and triages complex cases; practices case management to ensure longitudinal care for patients and coordinates scheduling of complicated patient treatment courses within the divisions of Dermatology
Assists and/or oversees preparation of materials and solutions related to specimen preparation for skin biopsies
Assists physicians in the clinic and during minor surgery and procedures including but not limited to biopsies, injections, laser treatments, excisions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and photodynamic light therapy and phototherapy in accordance with Maryland Board of Nursing guidelines
Teaching & Learning:
Assumes major role in patient and staff teaching both in groups and individually. With other team members, provides counseling and support to patients seeking medical, procedural and cosmetic services
Assists with providing training and/or competencies for staff
Maintains educational requirements relevant to this discipline to enhance self-development and improve the quality of patient care
Operational Compliance & Flow:
Participates in ensuring a smooth operational clinic flow. Identifies barriers to service and creates solutions to ensure timely, safe, patient-centered care
Participates in ensuring compliance with The Joint Commission regulatory measure, lab certifications, and ambulatory site standards
Equipment, Machine or Tool Requirements:
Basic office equipment (daily)
Physiologic monitoring/ patient care equipment, e.g. defibrillator, cardiac monitor (rarely)
Dermatology clinical practice equipment
Laser equipment – ensures routine maintenance is completed
Photodynamic light therapy equipment
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal and formal department goals, standards, policies and procedures, which may include some familiarity of other departments within the School of Medicine.
Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department.
Functions as a member of a team, working to promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, integrity and discovery. May oversee or coordinate the work of others.
Communicates with tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essential procedure orientated operations.
Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Practices service recovery and demonstrates service excellence in all aspects of the job.
Other: Performs additional duties as assigned and required by divisional circumstances
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Completion of the JHH credentialing process to include verification of CPR certification is required prior to start date.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related discipline.
Two years of clinical nursing experience within specialty or related area.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Demonstrated problem solving skills, ability for self-direction and initiation.
Demonstrated ability to function as a leader and team player.
Extraordinary customer service skills.
Basic computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Classified Title: Clinical Nurse Working Title: Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,862; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, hours vary 4 days a week/10hr shifts possible Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 24-MD:JH at Greenspring Station Department name: 10002828-SOM Der Cosmetic Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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