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Job Req ID:  61704

Nurse Practitioner

The Division of Cardiology seeks a Nurse Practitioner  who, under the direction, supervision and responsibility of a physician, and in accordance with established policies, provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up to patients in the JHU Cardiology Clinic at Columbia. This individual will conduct independent clinic sessions, interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order laboratory tests, coordinate the continuum of care, provide education to patients and significant others, oversee clinical testing, and prescribe appropriate treatments.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Streamlines the provision of highly specialized professional service to patients, thereby improving patient care and increasing the efficiency of the physician group.
  • Performs inpatient and outpatient clinic duties.
  • Participates in fellow/resident teaching.
  • Performs comprehensive history and physical examinations, establishes accurate diagnoses, and orders pertinent laboratory tests.
  • Implements appropriate management plans and formulates concise relevant patient presentations for attending review
  • Writes orders, prescribe medications, performs and monitors diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Initiates basic and advanced cardiac life support in response to emergencies 
  • Participates in patient education initiatives and coordinates short and long-term patient care through consultation with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Provides comprehensive and age appropriate care to both well and ill patients.
  • Educates patients and/or intervenes in acute or chronic illness.
  • Practices within the guidelines of the unit, department, and institution and in accordance with the NP Physician Written Agreement required and approved by the State of Maryland.
  • Provides comprehensive, age appropriate and episodic care to patients as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. 
  • Performs history and physical exams.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and imaging studies.  Performs tests and procedures as indicated.
  • Establishes a plan of care related to the patient’s identified problems including medications, diet, therapeutic procedures, etc.
  • Consults with other health team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary.
  • Prescribes and regulates medications and formulas and performs other related procedures per NP Physician written agreement.
  • Establishes priorities in patient’s care and management.
  • Records patient visit/interaction in concise, clear and timely manner in the electronic patient records. Evaluates effectiveness of plan and need for referral and/or follow-up.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Evaluates need for follow-up. Arranges referrals when indicated.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs.
  • Adheres to departmental, organizational, State, and Federal policy, rules, and regulations. Communicates with health care team members to assure patient and organizational needs are met.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

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. 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.  


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; Commmensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday; Essential Staff 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: JH at Columbia Center

Department Name: ​​​​​​​Medicine Cardiology
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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