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Bone/Osteogenesis Imperfecta Outpatient Family Nurse Practitioner

Kennedy Krieger Institute

This is a Contract position in Baltimore, MD posted July 31, 2019.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Bone/Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic Family Nurse Practitioner This FNP will provide patient care in the Bone/Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic This is a full-time Monday-Friday daytime position working 8:00am-4:30pm.

This FNP will provide care for patients 3-3.5 days per week in clinic and office time 1.5 days per week.

IV management and infusion experience is required.

On call hours are not required.

In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by KKI, the Family Nurse Practitioner I collaborates with a multidisciplinary health team to deliver direct comprehensive care services and education to both well and/or ill patients.

Qualifications Registered nurse licensure and certification as a nurse practitioner required by the State of Maryland.

· Board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from an approved organization by the Maryland State Board of Nursing, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

· Individual must demonstrate competence across all age groups due to the diversity of the children and adults served by KKI.

· Clinical care focus is on the pediatric and adult population.

EDUCATION:
· Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty.

· Completion of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Experience
· Two (2) years of related clinical nursing experience required.

· New Graduate FNP’s are invited to apply.

Under the direction of the Senior Nurse Practitioner, this position practices nursing within the guidelines of the department, the Institute and in accordance with the State of Maryland nurse practitioner regulations.

The Family Nurse Practitioner I is granted specified professional staff privileges by the Kennedy Krieger Institute Medical Board that are reviewed annually.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1.

Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments of patients with real, potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems.

Problems may include psychosocial, cognitive, and personal asset limitations of the patient/family.

2.

Performs health screenings, requests orders, and performs and interpret tests.

Establishes medical and nursing diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic studies; performs and monitors therapeutic procedures; assesses and/or manages follow-up plans.

3.

Assesses chronic health problems and refers patients to attending or primary provider when appropriate.

Collaborates with other professionals to develop and implement a plan of care for the child, adolescent, or adult with an emphasis on wellness.

4.

Prescribes and monitors medications, including dosage, side effects, and adjustments.

5.

Records and documents health assessment data necessary in order to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services.

6.

Assumes responsibility and accountability for time management, professional relationships, interpersonal interactions and professional self-development.

Remains current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education.

7.

Provides health education to caregivers and members of the multidisciplinary team concerning health issues such as medication administration, illness management, and disease prevention.

Teaches children, adolescents, and adults about good health practices.

8.

Treats acute and minor illness.

9.

Develops, conducts, and/or evaluates formal and informal in-service and continuing education programs in area(s) of expertise for peer group and other disciplines.

10.

Participates in the research process by assisting others in applying scientific knowledge in nursing practice.

Enhances nursing research quality and clinical relevance by promoting nursing knowledge in clinical services and providing knowledge about how clinical services should be delivered.

11.

Participates in departmental, functional unit, and hospital committees as assigned.

12.

Serves as a clinical preceptor for nursing students, including nurse practitioner candidates.

13.

Advocates for patients with developmental disabilities within medical, community, and school arenas.

14.

Participates in developing and implementing quality assurance programs.

The individual will demonstrate the ability to appropriately aid the needs of children and adolescents with or without a developmental disability and their families.

The individual will be able to address the needs of certain specific adults with disabilities on a case-by-case basis as determined by the physicians.