Outpatient Concussion Clinic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Baltimore, Maryland
commensurate with years of experience
Jul 22, 2019
Aug 19, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Outpatient Concussion Clinic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

This PNP will provide patient care in the Concussion Clinic.  This position does not require on-call hours.  This Pediatric Nurse Practitioner will work 24 hours/week daytime hours, 8:30-5pm.  This is an equivalent of 3 full days or 2 full-day and 2 half-days).  This includes two clinic days and 1- office day.  This position requires travel to the Columbia site at 9810 Patuxent Woods Drive Columbia, MD 21046 and 801 North Broadway Baltimore, MD 21205

In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by KKI, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I collaborates with a multidisciplinary health team to deliver direct comprehensive care services and education to both well and/or ill patients. Under the direction of the Senior Nurse Practitioner, this position practices nursing within the guidelines of the department, the Institute and in accordance with the State of Maryland nurse practitioner regulations. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I is granted specified professional staff privileges by the Kennedy Krieger Institute Medical Board that are reviewed annually.


1.      Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments of patients with real, potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems. Problems may include psychosocial, cognitive, and personal asset limitations of the patient/family.


2.      Performs health screenings, requests orders, and performs and interpret tests. Establishes medical and nursing diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic studies; performs and monitors therapeutic procedures; assesses and/or manages follow-up plans.


3.      Assesses chronic health problems and refers patients to attending or primary provider when appropriate. Collaborates with other professionals to develop and implement a plan of care for the child, adolescent, or adult with an emphasis on wellness.


4.      Prescribes and monitors medications, including dosage, side effects, and adjustments.


5.      Records and documents health assessment data necessary in order to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services.


6.      Assumes responsibility and accountability for time management, professional relationships, interpersonal interactions and professional self-development. Remains current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education.


7.      Provides health education to caregivers and members of the multidisciplinary team concerning health issues such as medication administration, illness management, and disease prevention.  Teaches children, adolescents, and adults about good health practices.


8.      Treats acute and minor illness.


9.      Develops, conducts, and/or evaluates formal and informal in-service and continuing education programs in area(s) of expertise for peer group and other disciplines.


10.  Participates in the research process by assisting others in applying scientific knowledge in nursing practice. Enhances nursing research quality and clinical relevance by promoting nursing knowledge in clinical services and providing knowledge about how clinical services should be delivered.


11.  Participates in departmental, functional unit, and hospital committees as assigned.


12.  Serves as a clinical preceptor for nursing students, including nurse practitioner candidates.


13.  Advocates for patients with developmental disabilities within medical, community, and school arenas.


14.  Participates in developing and implementing quality assurance programs.




*The individual will demonstrate the ability to appropriately aid the needs of children and adolescents with or without a developmental disability and their families. The individual will be able to address the needs of certain specific adults with disabilities on a case-by-case basis as determined by the physicians.




1.      Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.


2.      Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.


3.      Must have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.


4.      Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform various keyboard functions.


5.      Must be physically present at the assigned job site.


6.      Must be able to sit for extended periods in front of a computer.


7.      Must be able to ambulate sufficiently to reach patients/clients on different units, sites, floors.


8.      Must occasionally be able to lift and move up to 20 lbs.


9.      *May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, blood pathogens, and aggressive or combative patients.



1.  SUPERVISED BY: Senior Nurse Practitioner; Medical Director



·         Registered nurse licensure and certification as a nurse practitioner required by the State of



·         Board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from an approved organization by the Maryland State Board of Nursing, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


·         *Individual must demonstrate competence across all age groups due to the diversity of the children and adults served by KKI. 


·         *Clinical care focus is on the pediatric and adult population.



·         Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty.


·         Completion of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.





·         Two (2) years of related clinical nursing experience required.



·         Must be able to make good decisions and anticipate the needs of patients, physicians, other staff, and departments dependent on this position (e.g., medical records).


·         Must be able to work within a team, participate in team meetings, and support team goals.


·         Must be able to organize and manage multiple assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.


·         Must be able to deliver exceptional customer service to patients and families, with an understanding that responsiveness, communication, and follow-up are critical.


·         Must be able to keep others abreast of assignments, scheduling changes, and matters relating to the efficient operation of the department.


·         Must possess the analytic ability necessary to diagnose patients and develop and implement short- and long-term management action plans for acute and chronic health problems.


·         Must possess the discernment, sensitivity, and competence in communication and interpersonal skills, specifically when instructing patients and their families, and working with health team members.


·         Must be able to accept constructive feedback.


·         Adheres to Institute and nursing policies and procedures.


·         Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills


·         Ability to develop and maintain effective communications and working relationships with other employees, patients, and their families as well as the general public, across all pediatric age groups, including but not limited to neonate, pediatric and adolescent populations.


·         Ability to demonstrate professional behavior by adhering to departmental and organizational policies and procedures, and assuming authority appropriately. 


·         Must maintain adequate personal grooming consistent with professional appearance.


·         Must pursue education or training necessary to perform at the level of competence required to incorporate the hardware, software, technologies, and ideas relevant to specific job responsibilities.


·         Must be able to adhere to the Principles and to the Mission of the Institute’s Service Excellence initiative


·         *Knowledge of normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum.


·         *Ability to provide, assess, interpret, and communicate age-specific data (*in response to treatment protocols).


*Note: Specific to clinical providers and others where deemed appropriate

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