Job Req ID:  110061

CO Nurse Practitioner

The Department of Johns Hopkins of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is seeking a CO Nurse Practitioner at the Howard County Medical Center and the Columbia Musculoskeletal Center to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment to evaluate and manage adult patients with acute and chronic pain complaints by established policies.

The Pain Division of ACCM serves patients in outpatient and inpatient settings across multiple JHM locations. This position will act as the primary provider of patient consults, and follow-ups, and will round on patients daily during the daytime hours Monday through Friday.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts comprehensive and/or episodic health assessments of patients with acute and chronic pain.
  • Records and documents assessment data necessary to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services.
  • Perform history and physical exams, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings; identify differential diagnoses.

Establishes a Plan of Care Including

  • Order appropriate lab, radiographic and other studies.
  • Appropriately interpret results of lab, radiographic, and other studies.
  • Performs tests and procedures as indicated within the scope of practice.
  • Establish a plan of care related to patients' identified problems, including medication and therapeutic procedures.
  • Consult with other team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary.

Implements Plan of Care safely & effectively

  • Prescribe and regulate medications and performs other related procedures per Nurse Practitioner-Physician written agreement.
  • Record patient visits/interactions in a concise clear logical and timely manner.
  • Arrange referrals to appropriate specialties when needed.
  • Triage and respond to patient telephone calls, messages, prior authorizations, and interactions appropriately.
  • Tracks patient compliance with a treatment plan.

Organizes workload to meet patient and organizational needs including,

  • Utilize time management to see patients efficiently as identified by departmental goals.
  • Maintain a consistent level of productivity. Identifies problems that impede overall functioning and initiates appropriate interventions.
  • Work collaboratively with the health team members to facilitate smooth operations of the unit.

Communicates with Healthcare Team Members to assure patient and organizational needs are met. This will include,

  •  Supervise activities of team members as appropriate.
  •  Identify areas of weakness in operational systems and makes recommendations for improvements.
  •  Communicate significant information in an organized, logical, and concise manner to co-workers.
  •  Provide constructive feedback as it relates to performance in an appropriate manner.
  •  Adheres to the confidentiality policy as outlined in the interdisciplinary Clinical Practice Manual.
  •  Make recommendations to Administrative leadership related to Clinic administrative operations.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some prior experience in chronic or acute pain service preferred.
  • Will consider new NP graduate with at least two years RN inpatient setting experience.



Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner 
Working Title: CO Nurse Practitioner   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG  
Starting Salary Range: Min $100,000 - Max $148,390 ($109,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday – Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: JH at Howard County Hospital 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Ane Pain 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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