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Nurse Practitioner: Thoracic Services more...
Location:Baltimore, MD
Company:Johns Hopkins Health System
First posted:November 17, 2016

Johns Hopkins employs more than 20,000 people annually across our health system.  Upon joining Johns Hopkins, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees.  Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry.  If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join an employer that is a leader and innovator in the healthcare field.



Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Hospital


The CVPCU Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team in the Department of Surgery . The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to inpatients admitted and followed by the plastic surgery service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, he or she is responsible for coordination of care and participating in discharge planning rounds on the adult inpatient units for all patients on the service. The Nurse Practitioner will interface with residents, fellows, attending physicians, physician assistants, and nurses to coordinate inpatient care. He or she may attend daily rounds, participate in family meetings, and serve as a liaison between the physician teams and nursing staff on the inpatient units. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner will also serve as a liaison between the inpatient units and the outpatient clinics.


 The Nurse Practitioner educates patients and/or intervenes in acute or chronic illness.  The Nurse Practitioner practices within the guidelines of the unit department and institution and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner-Physician Written Agreement required and approved by the state of Maryland.  The Nurse Practitioner is granted affiliate staff privileges by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board; these privileges list specific tasks and are reviewed annually.


Requires Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing. Completion of accredited Adult Acute Care NP program.  Current Requested Nurse licensure in the state of Maryland. Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the state of Maryland. Previous experience on a surgical service is preferred.


Knowledge and skills: Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent. Advanced research knowledge, including interpretation, utilization, and conduct. General computer knowledge and capability to use computer. 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 patients and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel. Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.


Pay Grade: RO


Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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