Nurse Practitioner (Ped Acute Care)

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Job posting number: #7220269

Posted: February 22, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Description: With over six decades of experience, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a rich history of surgical intervention and innovation for patients with congenital heart disease. The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is ranked #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation by the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report. Our pediatric cardiology division has been expanding over the past few years and our cardiology and heart surgery program ranks in the top 25 in the country. Our inpatient cardiac unit is located within the Bloomberg Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and serves as a cardiac intensive care step-down unit and acute care floor for pediatric patients diagnosed with heart disease.



The Pediatric Acute Cardiac Unit is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our cardiology division. The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively as a member of a team that provides comprehensive care to pediatric patients with a primary focus on inpatient cardiology care. The NP will work under the supervision of an attending cardiologist and will work collaboratively with Children’s Center fellows, residents, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and therapists.

The NP will conduct comprehensive and/or episodic health assessments. Records and documents assessment necessary to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services. Including: obtaining history and conducting physical exams, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings; and identify differential diagnosis.



Working with a strong focus on quality and patient satisfaction, the NP will establish and implement a Plan of Care including: ordering appropriate lab, radiographic and other studies; appropriately interpreting results of lab, radiographic and other studies; performing tests and procedures as indicated within scope of practice; establishing a plan of care related to patient’s identified problems (medication and therapeutic procedures); consult with other team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary.

The NP will be expected to aide in coordination of care for patients transitioning from hospital to home. The NP will be asked to identify areas of weakness in operational systems and makes recommendations for improvements; communicate significant information in an organized, logical, and concise manner to colleagues; provide constructive feedback as it relates to performance in an appropriate manner; and adhere to the confidentiality policy as outlined in the interdisciplinary Clinical Practice Manual.



Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Participating in daily morning rounds in the PCICU with the inpatient cardiac team
Participating in daily rounds with the inpatient pediatric cardiology attending/team
Writing transfer orders from the PCICU to the PCU, daily notes, procedure notes and other documentation
Writing orders, ordering appropriate labs, tests, and consult requests for pediatric cardiac patients
Coordinating consultations with other teams including SLP/speech therapy, GPS, GI/nutrition, Genetics, Pain Service and other services as needed.
Writing home care orders, comprehensive discharge summaries, and scheduling follow up appointments
Completing pharmacy prior authorization forms for specialty medications
Attend cardiac surgery management conference
Participate in nursing education and quality improvement activities
Other relevant duties as required


Work Schedule:

Three 12 hour shifts (7am-7:30pm)
Every 3rd weekend


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Achieve and maintain national certification by an accredited NP certification body (PNCB).
Current CPR and PALS certification and completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start.




Minimum Qualifications
Master's Degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner
Must be licensed as a NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing
Additional experience may substitute for master's degree, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
Three to Five years Pediatric NP - Acute Care experience.
Pediatric cardiac care experience.
Will consider new PNP with previous bedside cardiac care experience.




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