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Job Req ID:  56161

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine seeks an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team to provide appropriate patient care. Will work in accordance to the guidelines set by the Maryland State Board of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Clinical Care:

  • Responsible for complex, standardized, patient care management including evaluation of patients, establishment of a plan of care related to the identified pain problems, ongoing monitoring of adequacy of analgesia, and management of treatment-related side effects. Average census 20-30 patients per day.
  • Perform patient evaluations and participate in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment.
  • Prescribe non-controlled and controlled substances for pain management including oral, parenteral, intramuscular, or subcutaneous drugs; including Schedule 2, 2n, 3, 3n, 4, 5 Drugs under the guidelines of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and the DEA.
  • Manage neuraxial and regional anesthesia catheters and infusions.
  • Daily review of activities pertaining to patient care with the attending physician on the Pediatric Acute Pain Service.
  • Perform outpatient remote patient follow-up as indicated.


Research:  Participate in study-related activities for ongoing pain service related research projects.


Service:  Provide formal and informal education of medical and non-medical employees, patients and families.

Participate in hospital-wide and unit-based committees and meetings focusing on pediatric pain management including quality assurance and safety programs’.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing.  Additional experience may substitute for master's degree according to the JHU Equivalency formula. Current 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.    


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. 


Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of two years of hospital-based pediatric nursing experience with prior experience on the wards of the Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center preferred.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Current licensure as a NP in the state of Maryland. Achieve
  • Maintain national certification by an accredited NP certification body (PNCB).
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Active DEA licensure.
  • Maintain certifications by attending appropriate continuing education classes or enrolling in formal credit classes as required by state and national accrediting institutions.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to function effectively in a fluid and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.
  • Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patient medical concerns and to develop and implement plans of action for management.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with attending physicians, fellows, nurse practitioners and residents
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving.
  • Ability to provide detailed and comprehensive documentation of all patient evaluations and services as part of the hospital medical record.


Physical Requirements: 

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: Competitive; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Varies; Rotating schedule 7 days/week including weekend and evening hours.
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus 
Department Name:  Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology 

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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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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