General Summary/Purpose: Responsible for clinical coordination of endoscopy and clinical access requests for the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Provides clinical review of access request to ensure patient safety and satisfaction. Develops protocols and pathways to ensure patients are scheduled safely and efficiently. Responsible for monthly reporting services to ensure access services are up to date. Serves as point person for clinical endoscopy across the health system. Provides education, marketing and consultation across the health system and with community partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position’s primary duty will be to provide triage services related to scheduling requests for endoscopy procedures and clinical consults within the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
The individual will provide clinical review for all endoscopy referrals to ensure patient safety and appropriate case placement.
The individual will develop and monitor proper protocols for the review of incoming endoscopy referrals including maintaining a streamlined ordering system and oversight of work queues for all incoming endoscopy orders.
This individual will develop routine reporting mechanisms to monitor outstanding referrals to increase optimization of endoscopy blocks.
The individual will liaise across the health system particularly with our partners in primary care to provide routine education on our scheduling processes, ordering protocols, contraindications to endoscopy procedures and current scheduling options.
The individual will develop and implement a strategy for recall lists to ensure patients are undergoing screening procedures at appropriate intervals.
The individual will collaborate with our marketing department to develop strategies for marketing endoscopic services in the community, particularly related to colon cancer screening.
The individual will work with physician leadership to ensure evidence based colonoscopy preps are prescribed.
The individual will maintain an up to date database of preferred colonoscopy preps where appropriate.
The individual will develop and implement standard procedures for the ordering and dispensing for colonoscopy preps.
The individual will work directly with our partners in central scheduling for both endoscopy and clinic scheduling to maintain up to date communication across the health system.
The individual will attend regular staff meetings with central scheduling to provide education on clinical updates.
The individual will work with central scheduling to determine protocols for new patient appointments. They will develop and implement protocols to ensure the proper receipt and review of medical records.
The individual will provide direct patient care based on the nursing process; works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for time management, professional relationships and interpersonal interactions.
Completion of a nursing program
Two years of direct patient care experience preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Registration:
Current Maryland State RN Licensure required.
Completion of the JHU credentialing process to include verification of CPR certification is required prior to start date.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
. Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities/Competencies:
Demonstrated problem solving skills required.
Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required.
Demonstrated ability to function as a leader and team player required.
Extraordinary customer service skills required.
Basic computer skills required. Experience with Epic preferred.
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
Possible exposure to communicable diseases
Classified Title: Clinical Nurse Working Title: CO Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:00-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM Gastroenterology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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