Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner in Baltimore, Maryland
The Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the outpatient medicine clinic setting to help co-manage a small panel of high-risk adult patients in a primary care practice, enhancing standard PCP care. The NP will collaborate with established resident and faculty PCPs in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Medical Clinic to provide enhanced, high touch, independent and collaborative primary care to a select group of high-risk patients. The NP will have extended visit times and significantly lower visit volumes than seen in standard primary care practices in order to develop meaningful relationships with patients at-risk for hospitalization.
The Nurse Practitioner will collaborate and coordinate care with interdisciplinary care teams to ensure the plan of care is in line with and supports the patient’s goals of care, physical and social needs. The NP will be responsible for documentation of visits and follow up re-assessment(s) in the electronic medical record, along with recommendations and/or prescriptions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Work schedule includes 40 hours per week, being comprised of five (5) in person or telemedicine clinic sessions (20 hours) and five (5) administrative sessions per week (20 hours). Administrative time is allotted to allow the provider ample time to coordinate care and interface with other team members.
Assist with providing comprehensive and episodic care to high-risk patients. This includes reviewing the patient chart, taking a history, completing a physical assessment and interpreting diagnostic and radiologic testing.
Proactive patient communication, education and coordination of care between visits and schedule patient appointments for telehealth or in-person visits when appropriate
Provide post discharge coordination to reduce hospital readmission rates and emergency room utilization
Development of specific care plans for high-risk patients that includes diagnosis- specific recommendations, medications, follow-up appointments, and sick day plans to prompt a call to the Provider.
Counsel and teaches patients and family members concerning disease process and expected outcomes.
Make referrals to other specialists as indicated by the patients’ condition.
Document clinic notes and other pertinent data into EMR that is necessary in the care of the patient. Provide information to referring physicians.
Participate in the clinic’s weekly high risk rounds and provide updates and insights into patients on panel
Collaborate with clinic leadership to identify in-need patients
Provide regular feedback to clinic leadership on PCP and NP collaboration, assisting to make workflow changes or provide education on program where appropriate
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. Minimum of three years of related clinical NP experience preferred.Current CPR certification required. Additional experience may substitute for master's degree per the JHU Equivalency formula. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH 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. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.
Licensure and Certifications:
Maryland CDS and DEA licensure required.
Familiarity with regulations and standards governing NPs in the State of Maryland.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Demonstrates ability for self-direction and initiation.
Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within team structure. Demonstrates customer service skills.
Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and other applicable clinical software systems.
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
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, East Baltimore Campus
Department Name: Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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