The Department of Neurology is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to coordinate the daily activities of the stroke recovery center across the transition of care from hospital to home. Coordinate day to day activities and functions of the stroke recovery center. This position will manage complex patient cases by using advanced decision making.
Duties also include independently completing patient assessments and procedures. Ensure that established protocols are carried out correctly, including all documentation and administrative issues. Coordinate patient records and actively recruit patients for stroke recovery protocols. Serve as liaison between the clinical practice and the clinical research areas of the stroke recovery program.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for assessment of each patient presenting to the stroke recovery center. Conduct routine stroke recovery outpatient clinic including assessment and treatment (prescriptions, patient education, coordination of ongoing follow-up, and referrals) of HF.
Act as clinical liaison between patients and attending, keeping attending physicians updated of clinical status. Provide clinical oversight of the stroke tele-management program, for patients discharged from hospital to home acting as a resource when patients are no longer appropriate for protocols.
Assess knowledge and clinical status for stroke patients and families discharged from hospital to home. Determine appropriate course of treatment for each patient. Develop patient-specific treatment plans with coordination of attending physician when standard protocols are not applicable. Communicate treatment plan through written orders to the Registered Nurse (RN) for implementation.
Available for ongoing assessments as clinically indicated and prior to discharge. Act as a clinical resource to the stroke center staff. Coordinate disposition of patients across the transition from hospital to home regarding ongoing treatment of multiple comorbid conditions needing further treatment.
Responsible for billing of clinical care time spent with each patient.
Accountable to the Medical Director/Attending, program manager.
Minimum Qualifications: 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. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
JHU Equivalency: Additional experience may substitute for master's degree.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Analytical ability necessary to evaluate health status of patient and to implement proper care plan.
Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with other services.
Knowledge of medical terminology essential.
Ability to work well as a member of a health care team with a high degree of self-motivation.
General computer knowledge and ability to use computerized medical information systems.
Must have desire to work in an academic team setting with resident and postgraduate fellow physicians.
Possess advanced decision making skills and able to work with a great level of independence.
Must possess good organizational and communication skill in order to work with patients and multiple interdisciplinary team members.
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 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: Neurology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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