The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Nurse Practitioner Manager. Reporting to the Vice Director of Clinical Operations within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Manager, Orthopaedic Advanced Practice Providers (APP Manager) will provide operational oversite to Advanced Practitioners (14 APP staff). This includes managing exempt level staff, developing policies/procedures and quality assurance programs. This position is also responsible for administrative tasks involving Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner scheduling, training, credentialing, and evaluation.
Candidates with a NPFA (first assist certification) will be strongly preferred.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative Duties and Responsibilities:
Requests consultations with other departments, as necessary.
Acts as liaison with Finance, Billing, Access Center and other Department stakeholders. Develops and establishes new workflow procedures and standards to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the Division. Development and coordination of clinic staffing and patient care schedules; manages all NP, PA and clinical support staff activities, including recruitment and hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, records and evaluation; responds to inquiries from patients/parents or refer to Leadership.
Oversees all credentialing and peer chart review activities. Monitors, approves and coordinates APP staff education and training, including CME, compliance and other. Advises faculty and staff about changes in applicable policies and procedures. Keeps abreast of regularly scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current APP knowledge of procedures and health care plans and protocols.
Facilitates communication between own team and other overlapping divisions. Approves e210 time records. Coordinates location and workspace for all APP staff.
Advanced Practitioner Duties and Responsibilities:
Interview patients and compiles patient medical histories to assist in determination of health status.
Perform physical examinations of patients, noting normal and abnormal findings. Obtain specimens from patients and runs routine laboratory tests and procedures; performs diagnostic tests, orders non-routine laboratory tests or procedures as required.
Analyze and evaluates patient history, physical examination findings and laboratory values, and makes preliminary diagnosis of patients for review by physician.
Develop care/treatment plan for patient according to established protocols and procedures; confers and consults with supervisory physician and other professionals before implementing treatment.
Perform procedures as required such as starting I.V. lines, applying plaster casts, traction and splints, assisting in placement of tubes, and suturing cuts and wounds. Prepare patient for surgery by shaving, scrubbing and draping surgical field following sterile techniques. Insert monitoring equipment such as urinary catheters and temperature probes. Assist physicians during surgical procedures.
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. Must be registered by the Board of Medical Examiners of Maryland.
Three (3) years’ experience in related clinical area, and obtained proficiency in area of specialty. Prefer at least 5 years related experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Residency or fellowship programs in area of specialization may substitute for some experience. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Preferred Qualifications: First assist OR certification; strongly preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer knowledgeable and will be expected to fully utilize all Johns Hopkins systems.
Analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems, or design relatively complex systems and programs that cross department/division lines.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations. Work requires individual to demonstrate team player and leadership skills to manage and develop all APP staff within the division. Extraordinary customer service skills. Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required.
Knowledge of medical terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Psychology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medicine, Radiology, Microbiology and Pathology as acquired through completion of an accredited Physician's Assistant program.
Advanced Practitioner work requires six-to-twelve month’s on-the-job experience to have a comprehensive understanding of clinical and/or surgical procedures, patient care procedures, medical protocols and testing procedures.
Evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care plan. Interpersonal skills necessary to interview, teach and counsel patients; instruct health care personnel on procedures and treatment.
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 Manager Working Title: Manager, Advanced Practice Provider Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MH Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Rotating 13 hour shifts, May be required to travel to other outpatient sites. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Department Name: Orthopaedic Surgery Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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