General summary/purpose: The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a community health/school nurse to join the substitute nurse pool for the Rales Health Center, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The nurse will provide care for elementary and middle school students at the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore, which serves approximately 1500 students in grades K-8, on an as needed basis.
The Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education at Johns Hopkins, seeks to redesign school-based health programs to improve the health and academic achievement of children and adolescents from low-income communities. This includes the implementation of an innovative school health program that provides accessible pediatric primary care tailored to the needs of children at KIPP Baltimore. The Rales Health Center is the site for clinical services and includes both school health services (traditional school nurse services) and a school based health center staffed by a nurse practitioner and pediatrician. The nurse’s primary responsibilities are for school health services, but s/he has roles in both areas. The school nurse performs a variety of medical care services for patients in a school-based setting.
Specific duties & responsibilities: • Assesses, triages, creates management plans, and treats students presenting for school nurse services. Common complaints include injuries/first aid, asthma exacerbation, headache, GI distress, fever. • Administers prescription medications with a clinician order. • Interviews and assesses health needs of individuals and families; analyzes and interprets assessment findings for other health and welfare professionals. • Develops nursing care plans for patients receiving nursing services. Collaborates with community based and Rales Health Center clinicians to determine the treatment most beneficial for patient. • Explores and determines health care and other options in counseling individuals and families about health and social problems and concerns. May oversee nursing activities performed by other nurses and auxiliary personnel in a clinical specialty area; may supervise aides providing personal care services in the home. • Evaluates patient data including plan of care and response to follow up for groups of patients. Plans, develops and evaluates health care presentations to patients and community groups. Counsels and refers persons with complex health problems. • Prepares data regarding school health services encounters for local health agencies. • May assign and review the work of nursing and auxiliary staff and trains new personnel. Maintains records and writes reports. • Performs home visits to support patients and families in the community, as needed.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university is required. Licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland or registered nurse licensure in a Multi-State Compact participant state is required at time of appointment. Those eligible who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Skilled in the delivery of clinical health services to children and early adolescents and experienced working with urban, low income families. • Knowledge of nursing theory, process, practices and procedures. Knowledge of professional nursing standards. • Accountable for own decisions regarding patient care. • Identifies impending changes in patient condition, communicates to supervisory provider as needed. • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others. • Ability to work collaboratively with patients, parents, physicians and other health care professionals. • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving, and to communicate diplomatically and thoroughly with parents, teachers, and school staff. • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel. • Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university is required. Licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland or registered nurse licensure in a Multi-State Compact participant state is required at time of appointment. Those eligible who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.
Any specific physical requirements for the job: This job may require prolonged standing and lifting. Must be able to walk stairs to move throughout the school building to respond to emergencies as needed.
Classified Title: Clinical Nurse Working Title: Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: : $60,945 - 83,862 Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M - F 7:00 am - 4:30 pm/ 8 hours week or less Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003079-SOM Ped Gen Pediatrics Adoles Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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