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Specialty Nurse - GI Surgery Care Cordinator

Requisition #: 196160
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Nursing
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 8, 2019

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

Specialty Nurse - GI Surgery Care Coordinator

Day shift, no weekends

Seeking experienced RN to coordinate patient care in an office setting including triage, calls, paperwork, testing f/u and communication, education sessions, pending orders, etc.

Responsibilities Include:

- Assist with incoming phone calls for post operative patients, acute complications requiring same day visit, ER vs ok to remain at home.

-Communication with primary care physician or specialty offices that may need to evaluate out of state patient same day as well as local ER physicians

- Assess wounds and drain sites & output via emailed pictures to determine management

- Assist with long term patients followed by the surgical team, i.e., surgical complications, new diagnoses, cancer recurrence

- Calls patients to alert them to results, check-in on post-ops, patients getting therapy elsewhere that need to return for surgery

- Advise on post op whipple diet advancement (routine and complication specific based on drain output). Times clinic return appropriately

- Pends orders and alert providers when results are back

- Assist with FMLA paperwork, letters of medical necessity

- Holds weekly education session for patients undergoing whipple & hepatectomy. Tracks patient & caregiver attendance

- Clinical resource for office assistants while surgeon and advanced practice are in operating room or the clinic and not available

- Review records/testing sent in for pre operative risk stratification

- Provide pre operative medication education deferred to the surgeon team by the Center for Perioperative Optimization, i.e., ASA, anticoagulation, insulin, oral hypoglycemics

- Intricately involved in smoothing operational challenges coming from patient access center, assisting with clinic preparation

- Track patients being treated elsewhere, follows up via phone calls and assists with navigation/coordination of care between surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and GI as needed

- Coordinates necessary patient testing and/or follow up not able to be done by MOC, i.e., GI procedure, Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy procedures

- Works with MOCs to obtain authorization and single case agreements

Candidate qualifications for a Specialty RN position:

  • Minimum of 3 years of RN work experience required; surgical inpatient, PACU, or ICU experience preferred
  • Bachelors or Masters degree, in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing required
  • An active Maryland State or Compact RN license is required
  • BLS CPR certification required: AHA, Red Cross, or Military Training Network accepted

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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