Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 5:58 PM
The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology is seeking a Sr. Clinical Nurse (Lead Nurse). The Lead Nurse of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Implantable Device Program will lead a multidisciplinary nursing and technical care team that provides comprehensive care to cardiovascular patients with implanted devices and arrhythmia conditions. The Lead Nurse practices as an expert in the application of the nursing process and theory within the Arrhythmia Device Service. This position works under the supervision of an attending cardiologist physician who is a member of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, and reports directly to the Administrative Director of Invasive Cardiology for program operations.Primary Responsibility: To provide expert device management, clinical care, and education to patients with implantable devices. Training and assuring that quality care is provided by the other members of this multidisciplinary team. Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Leadership:Facilitate and coordinate system:wide programs that may include hospital inpatients, outpatients, families, community/satellite offices, and employees of both the hospital and the university by providing evidence:based care based on the nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins Health System. Provides direction to other clinical team members to promote quality, safety and excellence in care. Create staff schedules. Acts as point person for troubleshooting devices. Integral in the recruitment of new staff members from outside JHH/JHU i.e. finding candidates at device schools, interviewing, development of advertisement materials.In conjunction with the Administrative Director of Invasive Cardiology perform annual employee evaluations in addition to quarterly check:ins for goal settingProvide monthly updates to clinical and administrative leadership.Educational: Responsible for creating an orientation and training program that meets the needs of the arrhythmia device specialty and is consistent with hospital and university standards. Implements and oversees the orientation and training of new hires in the device and midlevel service. Conduct a regular analysis of the learning needs of RN and RT and mid:level staff. Conduct a regular analysis of the learning needs of RN and RT and midlevel staff. Develop and monitor progress towards clinical competencies for device RNs, RTs, and mid:levelsas it pertains to devices. Organize educational in:services from vendors and other departments; actively seek out CEU opportunities for arrhythmia device service staff. Initiate and participate in research activities relevant to the arrhythmia service line.Clinical: Refer patients to clinic as appropriate and facilitate continuity of care with post:discharge follow:up. Work collaboratively with arrhythmia team members (faculty, nurses, and midlevel providers) to review lab results and develop follow:up plans. Conduct in:person device testing and educate on future remote device management. Manage the clinical details of the tele:management program based on protocols, alerting NP and/or attending of deviations from protocol or deterioration of patient status. Assist with data entry, review, and analysis of tele:management sites. Assess if patients are appropriate for inpatient or outpatient studies, and refer patients accordingly.Administrative: Proficient with Word, Power Point, Excel;SPSS data entry/analysis a plus. Faxing, filing and copying.
• Location: Baltimore
• Post ID: 24084658 baltimore