Classified Title: Clinical Nurse Working Title: Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,342 - -$83,034 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003079-SOM Ped Gen Pediatrics Adoles Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
Provides medical and supportive sexual health and wellness services for adults in Baltimore City. Our multi-disciplinary team provides case management for those diagnosed with HIV, facilitates psycho-social support groups, and ensures connections to care for HIV+ consumers as well as those at risk.
Referrals are also available for individuals who need support with mental health services, housing or workforce development related to those disparities. Over the years, the organization has grown to meet client needs and solid community and government partnerships that support the continuity of care and reduction of stigma for individuals and families affected by HIV have been established and maintained. Additionally, the organization boasts high client satisfaction and participation.
The Clinical Nurse works very closely with the Case Management team in improving the health care outcomes of people living with HIV (PLWH) by identifying and removing barriers to medical care, facilitating continuous engagement in primary medical care and supporting adherence to treatment regimens.
Activities may be prescribed by an interdisciplinary team that includes other specialty care providers including working closely with the Infectious Disease Specialist, Medical Case Manager Assistants and Community Health Workers. Medical Case Management includes all types of case management encounters (e.g., face-to-face, phone contact, and any other forms of communication).
The Clinical Nurse must be able to prioritize work and patient’s needs, cope with stress, work in a fast-paced environment, and display critical thinking and decision-making skills, excellent communication skills, and must show a patient first work ethic with minimal supervision.
Initial comprehensive assessment of health care and social support needs;
Development of a collaborative, individualized care plan.
Timely and coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health and support services and continuity of care.
Continuous client monitoring to assess the efficacy of the care plan.
Re-evaluation of the care plan based on the client’s level of medical case management with adaptations as necessary.
Ongoing assessment of the client’s and other key family members’ needs and personal support systems.
Treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for and adherence to complex HIV treatments.
Client-specific advocacy and/or review of utilization of services.
Work clients in identifying services to address other aspects of their life that affect their health, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, and/or domestic violence services.
Make referrals for needed resources to ensure adequate HIV care access, as well as communicate with referring agency to assure referral success.
Document all client encounters, care coordination, referral follow-ups and/or treatment adherence activities in a timely manner.
Identify individuals who are HIV-positive but are not in HIV medical care by receiving referrals, utilizing organizational information about missed appointments.
Perform field work to link clients to HIV care services.
Accurately complete required documentation on reporting tools in a timely manner.
Attend required trainings and participate in quality improvement plans.
Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
Licensed Nurse Practitioner.
One (1) year experience working with HIV case management or relevant adult/pediatric community health work-clinical or hospital based.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Organized, self-motivated and responsible to time frame and schedules.
COMPETENCY STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS:
Excellent documentation and communication skills.
Have a strong commitment to improving the health and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS services in Maryland, along with an interest and ability to expand knowledge through training.
Knowledge of HIV treatments options, prevention strategies for PLWH and high-risk individuals, and treatment adherence interventions.
Ability to provide brief, solution-focused approaches for clients struggling with adherence.
Ability to work as part of a treatment team, which includes a Medical Case Manager Assistant, Benefits Coordinators, Community Health Workers, and community-based physicians, mental health providers and individuals from support agencies.
Ability to support client-specific advocacy while upholding client policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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