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Ascension | Catonsville, MD, United States

Posted Date 3/29/2024


  • Specialty: APRN - Nurse Practitioner
  • Subspecialty Interest: Bariatrics
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Call Schedule: None
  • Practice Detail: Join Ascension Saint Agnes' Bariatric Team of three bariatric surgeons with nursing and medical assistant support. 
  • EMR System: eClinicalWorks
  • Facility: Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery 
  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • Visa Eligibility: None


Paid time off (PTO)
Various health insurance options & wellness plans
Retirement benefits including employer match plans
Long-term & short-term disability
Employee assistance programs (EAP)
Parental leave & adoption assistance
Tuition reimbursement
Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Ascension Saint Agnes is looking for a highly skilled and compassionate APRN Nurse Practitioner to join our bariatric surgery team. 

As a key member of our healthcare team, you will provide specialized care to patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures. Your role will encompass preoperative and postoperative care, focusing on optimizing patient outcomes and promoting long-term wellness.


  • Conduct comprehensive preoperative assessments, including patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, to determine surgical candidacy and develop individualized care plans.
  • Educate patients and their families about the bariatric surgery process, including potential risks, benefits, and lifestyle changes necessary for success.
  • Collaborate with surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to coordinate multidisciplinary care and ensure holistic patient support.
  • Oversee postoperative care, including wound management, pain control, and nutritional support, while monitoring for complications and promoting rapid recovery.
  • Provide ongoing follow-up care to monitor patients’ progress, address concerns, and adjust treatment plans as needed to achieve optimal weight loss and health outcomes.
  • Offer counseling and support to patients struggling with adherence to dietary and lifestyle recommendations, addressing barriers and providing resources for long-term success.
  • Document patient encounters, treatment plans, and outcomes accurately and efficiently in electronic medical records, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and quality metrics.
  • Stay current with advances in bariatric surgery, obesity management, and related fields through continuing education, conferences, and professional development activities.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of patients undergoing bariatric surgery as we support them on their journey to improved health and well-being.

About Ascension Saint Agnes

  • For over 150 years, Saint Agnes, built on a strong foundation of excellent medical care and compassion, is comprised of care teams who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.
  • Saint Agnes is a part of Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the country.
  • 251-bed full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical and surgical specialties
  • Ascension Saint Agnes offers emergency as well as a variety of inpatient and outpatient services. That is in addition to our Six Institutes that focus in the areas of Cancer, Orthopedics and Spine, Cardiovascular, Women and Children, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

About Baltimore

  • Baltimoreans have a lot to love about Baltimore with its famous crab cakes, major sports teams -the Orioles (baseball) and the Ravens (football), its beautiful historic harbor, diverse historical sites with three centuries of history, and its proximity to other major cities – NYC, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
  • Although it’s a large city, and it is the fourth largest school district in Maryland, it has received an award for Urban School Board Excellence from the Council of Urban Boards of Education.
  • Besides its great education, there are home buying incentives for its residents. There are many incentive programs for homebuyers, homeowners, and renters that are managed by different city departments or nonprofits making relocation options easy.
  • With more than 130 attractions, museums, historic sites and performing arts groups, Baltimore promises something for everyone.

About Ascension Medical Group
When you join Ascension Medical Group (AMG), you are entering a community where physician and advanced practice provider engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care.
With 1,900 sites of care and 7,000 providers strong, AMG is one of the largest healthcare provider networks in the United States. Physicians and advanced practice providers benefit from a collaborative approach to care, significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages



  • Required Credential(s):
  • Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority credentialed from the Maryland Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Maryland Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.

Preferred Credential(s):
• Drug Enforcement Admin credentialed from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Verified by local Credentialing Office.

• Master's degree of Nursing required.

Additional Preferences

  • Certification as a Bariatric Nurse Practitioner preferred, or willingness to obtain within a specified timeframe.
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner, preferably in bariatric surgery, general surgery, or a related specialty.
  • Strong clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, with the ability to formulate and implement evidence-based treatment plans.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Proficiency in electronic medical record systems and other healthcare technology platforms.
  • Dedication to providing patient-centered care, with empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with flexibility to adapt to changing patient needs and clinical priorities.



Why Join Our Team

Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, Maryland operates a full-service, 254-bed teaching hospital, the Ascension Saint Agnes Medical Group, Ascension Saint Agnes Imaging Center and Ascension Saint Agnes Foundation. As an associate, you will be a part of a team that is committed to providing a place of respect and inclusion for all associates, as well as a rich learning environment with countless opportunities for career growth and professional development.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

For further information, view the  EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster.

As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

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