Clinical Nurse

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Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Published 21 days ago

Clinical Nurse
The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a Clinical Nurse (Community Health/School Nurse) to join the 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 1600 students in grades K-8.

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 provides 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 has roles in both areas.

The school nurse performs a variety of medical care services for patients in a school-based setting. The nurse is partially responsible for supervising a medical office assistant.

Specific Duties and 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.

Those eligible who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.

Competitive salary and benefits package. Please note that vacation time for the nurse must be taken when KIPP Baltimore is on summer recess or during school holidays.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with school health is preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of community health nursing.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of community health resources and agencies.
  • Ability to make long-range plans for community health services.
  • Accountable for own decisions regarding patient care.
  • Identifies impending changes in patient condition, communicates to supervisory provider as needed.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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 objects up to 20 pounds; move about school building (~250,000 sq. ft. total) for emergency response; consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer; stand up to 75% of the workday.

Classified Title: Clinical Nurse
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME
Starting Salary Range: $60,945.00 - $83,865.00/Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore
Department Name: Peditrics General Pediatrics
Personnel Area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ('the flu') season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Clinical Nurse
The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a Clinical Nurse (Community Health/School Nurse) to join the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The nurse will provide care for elementary and middle…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Baltimore, MD

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