Classified Title: CO Clinical Nurse Working Title: CO Clinical Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,342 - $83,034 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 620 N. Caroline Street Department name: 60000455-SOM DOM ID BCHD Personnel area: School of Medicine
To provide STD/HIV/HCV/PrEP education, triage, instruction on medication, side effects management, medication adherence and STD/HIV prevention services to patients served at Baltimore City Health Department STD/HIV/HCV/TB clinics and mobile clinic. Limited wound care for people who inject drugs. Reports to the Medical Director
Duties & Responsibilities
Obtains sexual and behavioral risk history and records finding.
Obtains urine specimens and other specimens for laboratory testing of asymptomatic patients for STD screening, per training and written protocols.
Provides patient education on STD/HIV, Pap smear results, Hepatitis results and counsels on HIV and STD risk reduction.
Gives antibiotic injections and vaccinations and other medications according to standing orders and the BCHD RN dispensing formulary.
STD/HIV prevention will be incorporated into the care of each patient and include messages that emphasize the need for safe behaviors to protect patient's health and the health of their partners.
Place and read PPD as needed.
Triage of acute EII and STD patients, by phone or on site.
Ordering STD and EII lab work according to established guidelines
PrEP/nPEP screening, initiation and adherence counseling
Assist in ordering PrEP and nPEP for uninsured and insured patients
Regular monitoring of adherence and tolerance to PrEP and nPEP
Pharmacy monitoring of prescription completion by Pt.
Limited wound care for people who inject drugs.
Assist with clinic initiatives as necessary.
Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialing process is required within two weeks of start date.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Knowledge of STD/HIV disease and STD/HIV/HCV/PrEP/nPEP treatment, and resources
Ability to work with culturally diverse patient, staff and community populations
Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-organizational team setting
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
Proficiency in medical and conversational Spanish desired.
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