Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Essential staff Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital Department Name: Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of the Department of Medicine is seeking a full-time licensed Nurse Practitioner to provide comprehensive and episodic care to the patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient GI Center in Sibley Memorial Hospital. This includes seeing patients in clinic, taking a history, completing a physical assessment, interpreting diagnostic tests, and billing and dictating for each patient encounter in a timely fashion.
Provides comprehensive and episodic care independently and in tandem with Physician's to all new patients, follow-ups and consultations, as needed.
Proposes and implements medical therapy and treatment plans for patients seen in the clinic, pertinent to both patients followed by collaborating physicians as well patients seen independent of an attending physician.
Requests and facilitates the scheduling of diagnostic tests and/or procedures as indicated by electronic notes/orders.
Communicates the results of tests and arranges for any required follow up procedures/tests/investigations of the patients.
Monitors patients while on therapy to evaluate them for side effects and expected outcomes.
Adjusts and starts new medications as indicated by patient condition.
Counsels and teaches patients and family members about the disease process and expected outcomes.
Makes referrals to other specialists as indicated by the patient's condition.
Promptly enters clinic notes and other pertinent data into EPIC as this is integral to the proper care of the patient. Communicates with and provides information to referring physicians.
Develops a synergistic relationship with both internal and external stakeholders to bolster referral volume. Builds and maintains relationships with regional primary care physician's practices.
Submits pre authorization documentation and conducts peer to peer communication.
Customer Service and Teamwork Responsibilities:
Assists physicians with answering phone calls related to patient care. Is courteous and pleasant in person and on the telephone with coworkers, patients, visitors, and supervisors. Utilizes proper telephone etiquette. Warmly greets patients and visitors. Verbally expresses appreciation when ending a conversation with a caller.
Handles and resolves patient complaints non-defensively and without blame to other employees. Seeks to satisfy a dissatisfied customer.
Is generous in assisting and supporting others.
Computer Knowledge Expectations:
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software.
Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and other applicable clinical software systems.
Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
Other duties may be assigned by the employee's immediate clinical supervisor, Assistant Administrator for the Division, Physician leadership or a collaborating physician.
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. Recent medical/surgical experience with GI practice. Current CPR certification required. Approval of the Maryland Board of Nursing for the written signed delegation agreement. Familiarity with regulations and standards governing NPs in the state of Maryland. 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:
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Demonstrated customer service skills required. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
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.
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