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 is responsible for conducting 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.
Three 12-hour shifts (7am-7:30pm)
Every 3rd weekend.
Other relevant duties as required.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Current CPR and PALS certification and completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start.
Current licensure as a NP in the state of Maryland. Achieve and maintain national certification by an accredited NP certification body (PNCB).
Master's Degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as 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.
Three to Five years Pediatric NP experience preferred. Will consider new PNP with previous bedside cardiac care experience.
Pediatric cardiac care experience preferred.
**Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date**
Sitting, 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 standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Min $100,00 - Max $151,400 ($123,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Su-Sa: days and hours may vary Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Ped Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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