Classified Title: CO Sr. Clinical Nurse Working Title: Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,103-$96,472 Employee group: Part-Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5PM, Varies Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002792-SOM DOM Bay General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Nurse reports to the Palliative Care Director and GIM Administrator for the Palliative Care Program, and provides a wide range of administrative, operational, clinical, and educational duties. Strong initiative; works with minimal supervision. Utilizing nursing perspective, works with team to develop protocols, policies and practices for a growing Palliative Care Program.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, monitor and manage the processes and related policies and procedures applicable to developing and running a state-of-the-art program.
Responsible for operational duties, including: flow of patient referrals and patient tracking, organizing team meetings, preparing reports, on-boarding new providers and trainees.
Serve as liaison to hospital nursing staff and leadership, advocating for Palliative Care program and principles.
Collaborate with providers to develop, implement and monitor palliative care initiatives based on evidence and best practice.
Collect/organize/present data for quality improvement and research projects.
Help lead educational experiences and provide clinical teaching to learners.
Assist in the design and implementation of educational/research projects.
Represent the Palliative Care Program at both internal institutional committee meetings (both JHBMC and JHHS) and external conferences and professional associations.
Manage phone calls to/from patients/families and medical teams, addressing concerns and triaging/coordinating appropriately.
10. Bring nursing perspective to family meetings on as-needed basis.
Requires individual be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline.
Requires a minimum of two years of related nursing experience, with more experience preferred. Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree. Related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.
Required Knowledge, Values, Abilities, and Skills
Work requires the level of knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through the completion of a Master's degree in nursing or closely related field.
Current state licensure as Registered Nurse required. Annual Certification in CPR is required.
Work requires the analytical skills necessary to resolve problems requiring a professional level of knowledge in a specific discipline/field and/or improve, enhance, or upgrade complex clinical, financial, data processing, marketing, or human resources systems and programs.
Work requires the communication skills necessary to effectively manage the employees within assigned department and to persuade and negotiate with peer‑level managers on issues and programs that impact the department. Work requires effectively dealing with conflicting views or issues and mediating fair and workable solutions.
Work requires the analytical skills to gather and interpret data.
Demonstrable experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, field phone calls from patients/families/medical teams, explain medical center policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, families, and/or medical center employees.
Self-aware, confident, non-defensive, willing to take risks
Anticipates the needs of others and adapts to a range of work styles
Eagerness to foster a collegial and enjoyable work environment through attitude and action
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in parallel while keeping a calm, positive attitude
Persistent drive to complete projects and create leverage for senior leadership team
Concise and impactful communication – verbal and written
Expertise in organizing meetings, managing inbound calls, conference call setup, and coordinating phone calls with patients/families and/or team members
Knowledge of Epic (EMR) helpful.
Ability to manage event planning details and communications on behalf of the team
Experience in accurate data entry/organization
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrates critical thinking for problem solving
Readily accepts new responsibilities and assignments
Displays flexibility in adjusting to the fluctuating needs of team
Required Physical, Mental, and Visual Abilities
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Reach 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), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Possible exposure to communicable diseases
Work is generally performed in an office or clinical environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions.
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