Boys Town National Research Hospital in west Omaha is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider (PA/APRN) for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). In this role, you will have responsibility for providing patient-centered care to children under the direct supervision of a Pediatric Intensivist. The PICU at BTNRH is a 6-bed Unit with a wide variety of medical and surgical patients admitted for expert care. You will be working with an experienced staff of RNs, RTs and a multidisciplinary team. If you are a team player with a strong clinical background, a desire to learn new skills and a passion for providing empathetic care, this role may be for you. Good communication skills and ability to work well with others are essential to this role.
Our mission at Boys Town is to change the way America cares for patients, families and communities.
Schedule: Three 12-hour shifts per week constitutes Full Time. Shifts will also include every third weekend, rotating holidays, and some night shift coverage as well.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
- Performs medical services that are delegated by and provided under the supervision of a Pediatric Intensivist. The services form a component of the supervising physicians scope of practice.
- Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.
- Complies with all Nebraska statutes and regulations related to PAs/APRNs.
- Assists with research and quality improvement projects, as needed.
- Assists with training of staff, residents and students, as needed.
- Participates in multidisciplinary rounds.
- Works collaboratively with nursing staff, respiratory therapy staff, other departments to promote quality and safe patient care.
- Provides input to policy/procedure development.
- Participates in performance improvements activities.
- Promotes professionalism within the PICU team, other departments, families and patients.
- Promotes a culture of safety and a non-punitive environment.
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Ability to demonstrate competence in providing direct patient care and patient and family education.
- Ability to communicate with patients, families and staff, and collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
- Ability to make assessments and problem solve.
- Ability to keep complete records of all events and results of patient encounters in a timely manner.
- Ability to be a strong patient advocate.
- Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB
- Bachelor of Science degree and graduate of an AMA approved Physicians Assistant program; Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nursing.
- Minimum of two years of experience in a pediatric critical care setting preferred but not mandatory.
- Physician Assistants must possess current Certification by the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and upon start must hold or be eligible for a current Physician Assistant license in the State of Nebraska; for APRNs, must possess or be eligible for an APRN-Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Nebraska.
- Must have current BLS, PALS, and ACLS certification (or obtain these certifications within 6 months of hire)
- Prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.