The Department of Neurosurgery seeks a Nurse Practitioner who will be responsible for performing many patient-oriented tasks such as interviewing patients, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering laboratory tests, coordinating the continuum of care, providing education to patients and significant others, conducting clinic sessions, and prescribing appropriate treatments. May participate in research initiatives.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Working with the attending, performs the functions of a mid-level provider to coordinate the care of patients and facilitate efficient and effective movement through the health care system.
Screens and interviews patients, takes and records patient histories, and consults with physicians and other health care providers using an interdisciplinary approach to recommend a plan of care.
Prescribes medications to patients as indicated.
Provides consult services for inpatients and outpatients to determine need for intervention and discusses the results of consult with the attending Internist to determine optimal patient care path.
Provides follow up patient care as needed in clinic.
Provides counseling and instruction to patients and their significant others regarding health conditions, therapies, and procedures.
May make decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem, or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.
Initiates requests for laboratory studies and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Participates in the coordination of research projects including patient enrollment and manages the associated documentation.
Develops policies and procedures as needed to facilitate optimal patient care and functions as a liaison to nursing.
Requires the analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs that cross department/divisional lines.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
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 and Bayviw Medical Ceneter credentialing process is required prior to start date.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficient in use of EPIC system.
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive/Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Department of Neurosurgery Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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