Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is a one-year pediatric fellowship for clinicians credentialed as advanced practice providers (APPs) who are interested in gaining additional training. The fellow will be trained for a career as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner or physician assistant with an emphasis on excellence in patient care, development of technical skills and clinical translational research.

The fellow will work under the mentored support of experienced APPs and specialty physicians, and will have access to didactic education, high fidelity simulated learning and inquiry opportunities in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s physician residency program. The fellow will work in an academic inpatient setting and be exposed to ambulatory subspecialties, with rotations including pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric intensive care unit, hematology-oncology, emergency medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology.

As part of the training program, semi-annual performance evaluations and monthly meetings will occur throughout the year. The fellow also will participate in clinical skills exams.

The acute care advanced practice provider fellowship is designed for APPs seeking:

  • To bolster greater confidence in caring for medically complex and critically ill children
  • Additional inpatient pediatrics training for a seamless transition into an acute care pediatric career
  • Additional training in a specialty of choice for continued professional development

Fellowship Highlights

  • Length: 1 year, July 5, 2020-July 4, 2021
  • Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided
  • Requirements: Candidates must be credentialed as an advanced practice provider
  • Hours: 40-50 hours per week, including required night and weekend shifts
  • Application dates: The application is open through Feb. 20, 2020
  • Questions? To learn more or ask questions, please contact us at 727-767-8469

Application Process and Requirements

In order to be considered for the fellowship, all candidates must submit the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Clinical recommendation from a peer or physician
    • Academic recommendation
  • A one-page personal statement expressing his/her interests in pediatric acute care medicine and how this fellowship aligns with future career goals

Note: Letters of reference and personal statement should be uploaded within the application and in a PDF format.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Eligibility/Requirements

To be eligible for the fellowship, nurse practitioners must meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Florida
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Basic life support (BLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certifications
  • Satisfactory background check

Physician Assistant Eligibility/Requirements

To be eligible for the fellowship, physician assistants must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an APAP (ARC-PA) approved physician assistant training program
  • Physician Assistant licensure in the state of Florida
  • Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Basic life support (BLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certifications
  • Satisfactory background check

Curriculum

The fellow will have the opportunity to do core and elective clinical rotations.

Core rotations include:

Education and Training

Fellows will be involved in a variety of educational and training opportunities, including:

  • APP fellowship lecture series in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital residency program
  • Simulation training
  • Grand rounds
  • Clinical conferences
  • Morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences

Capstone Project

Each fellow will be required to complete a capstone project with the help of a physician or APP mentor. The goal is to introduce and involve the APP in a quality or process improvement initiative, educational initiative, or development of a clinical care guideline. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will present his or her work in a conference or poster session.

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