The Department of Medicine is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to provide comprehensive and episodic care to the patients in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology or as designated by the Division Chief at Sibley Memorial Hospital. This includes seeing General GI patients in clinic, taking a history, completing a physical assessment, interpreting diagnostic tests, and billing and dictating for each patient encounter in a timely fashion.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide comprehensive assistance and episodic care to patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasia, and diseases of the pancreaticbiliary system. Assist in the clinic. This includes taking a history, completing a physical assessment, and interpreting diagnostic tests. The assignment of physicians can change from time to time based on the discretion of the Division Director. Assist EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasonography)/Therapeutic Endoscopy coordinators with triaging new patient referrals for EUS, therapeutic endoscopy, and Direct Access endoscopy.
Provide routine health maintenance for existing patients. This includes a review of the patient chart and diagnostic information to assess that labs and radiologic testing are being completed as per predefined protocol. Coordinates with physician offices and ensures that appropriate endoscopic surveillance is performed for high risk patients, patients with Barrett's esophagus, and history of GI neoplasia. Propose and implement medical therapy and treatment plans for patients seen in the clinic and followed by collaborating physicians. Perform diagnostic tests as indicated by written agreement. Coordinates and assists in performance of motility and capsule endoscopy studies with PI.
Participates, communicates the results of discussions and arranges for any required procedures/ tests/investigations of patients discussed at motility and pancreatic multidisciplinary meetings. Monitoring of patients while on therapy to evaluate for side effects and to evaluate for expected outcomes. Adjusting and starting new medications as indicated by patient condition. Counsels and teaches patients and family members in regard to disease process and expected outcomes. Make referrals to other specialists as indicated by the patient's condition.
Dictate clinic notes and other pertinent data into EPIC that is necessary in the care of the patient. Communicate with and provide information to referring physicians. Coordinate and act as a sub-investigator in clinical trials. This includes preparing and submitting forms to the IRB. Enrolling patients into studies by completing health assessment and physical examinations. Reviewing lab work and diagnostic tests and making changes as indicated by lab results while following the protocol. This also includes potentially discontinuing a patient on a study for reasons of non-compliance or other issues. Entering patient data into a data base.
Customer Service and Teamwork Responsibilities: Assist physicians with answering phone calls related to patient care. Is courteous and pleasant in person and on the telephone with coworkers, patients, visitors, and supervisors. Utilizes proper telephone etiquette. Warmly greets patients and visitors. Verbally expresses appreciation when ending a conversation with a caller. Handles and resolves patient complaints non-defensively and without blame to other employees. Seeks to satisfy a dissatisfied customer. Is generous in assisting and supporting others.
Other duties may be assigned by the employee's immediate clinical supervisor, Assistant Administrator for the Division, or a healthcare provider in order to ensure an efficient office that will assist the Division in fulfilling its mission.
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.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with regulations and standards governing NPs in the state of Maryland and District of Columbia. Recent medical/surgical experience with liver disease and transplantation preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability for self-direction and initiation required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Demonstrated customer service skills required. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software. Successfully completes all necessary EPIC training courses and other applicable clinical software systems, including but not limited to ORMIS and Pentax. Completes all required HIPAA and other specified online training courses.
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