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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Hospitalist $10,000 Student Loan Repayment - FT; 40 hrs/wk Days, possible evenings (5382)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing and hiring an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP) and Physician Assistants to provide comprehensive care for the pediatric patient through direct medical/nursing care in collaboration with the physician.  Care includes: health promotion, health supervision, illness prevention and diagnosis, treatment and management of various health problems and conditions.

Nurse Practitioner

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time

 

40%

In collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team, assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes. Comprehensive care of the patient includes assessment, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan and implementation of an individualized plan of care.

  • Completes an accurate assessment (history and physical examination) of the pediatric patient.
  • Synthesizes and analyzes data obtained through assessment to develop a comprehensive plan of care that is individualized and reflects patient care needs and includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes using evidence based medicine concepts
  • Implements plan with appropriate treatment orders.
  • Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient condition or needs.
  • Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team..
  • Demonstrates proper use of laboratory and x-ray to assist in diagnosis and interprets results correctly.
  • Demonstrates understanding of caregiver dynamics involved in the ill pediatric patient.
  • Meets the development and psychosocial needs of the pediatric patient/caregiver.
  • Assesses the educational needs of patients/caregivers and develops/implements the educational plan in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

25%

Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications according to the State of Nebraska APRN-Nurse Practitioner statutes.  Performs select invasive procedures, as approved in his/her individualized Scope of Service, according to the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center credentialing policy.

_• Demonstrates competency in principles of medication dosing and mechanism of action as it relates to specific diagnoses.

  • Orders and/or administers medication according to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center policy, procedure, and scope of practice.

  • Maintains accurate log of credentialed procedures performed. Demonstrates knowledge and expertise when performing credentialed procedures/specialty skills, independently or with another healthcare provider to include:

 

CREDENTIALED PROCEDURES

Arterial catheter placement

Arterial puncture

Lumbar Puncture

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) placement

Lumbar Puncture

Moderate Sedation

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20%

Assumes leadership role to establish and monitor standards of practice to improve patient care including recommending ways to improve clinical practice, participation in related educational activities, utilizes and/or participates in research, participation in professional organizations and performance improvement teams, and incorporation of new clinical information into practice.

  • Serves as a role model for staff by facilitating, supporting, mentoring, taking initiative, and practicing proactive problem solving.
  • Serves as a reliable and visible resource for staff.
  • Conducts or utilizes research and new clinical information to recommend ways to improve clinical practice.
  • Participates in educational activities and networking related to practice.
  • Seeks experiences and learning opportunities related to practice.
  • Participates in professional organizations.
  • Serves on Performance Improvement teams as needed.
  • Assures that clinical practice meets national standards of pediatric healthcare.
  • Coordinates project or program development and effective implementation.

10%

Uses sound medical/clinical judgment during care for the pediatric patient including consultation/collaboration with hospitalist physicians and other healthcare providers, use of clinical guidelines, and documentation of assessment, interventions, and patient response to treatment. Documentation reflects assessment/evaluation, modification, and patient’s response to treatments, changes in condition, and interventions/procedures.

 

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

 

Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES

5%

  1. Performs other duties as assigned

100%

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Satisfy all relevant criteria and qualifications outlined in the Medical Staff Policy on Allied Health Professional, required to be credentialed.
  • Practice within framework of respective scope of practice.
  • Knowledge of physical, mental, developmental, emotional and social needs of the neonate, infant, toddler, pre-school, school age and adolescent patients.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skill level in field through reading appropriate journals, networking, and attendance at conferences or seminars.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Nursing (MSN or DNP) from accredited college or university required
  • Maintain active Federal DEA License.

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current and valid unrestricted license as a registered nurse and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner in the State of Nebraska required.
  • Current and valid nationally recognized nurse practitioner certification required – FNP-BC, CPNP-AC, or CPNP-PC.  Pediatric board certification preferred.  Acute care certification required within 4 years of hire.
  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required, within 6 months of hire.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • An Advanced Practice Nurse who does not have a master’s degree or two thousand (2,000) hours of supervised practice will be required to maintain a state-approved Transition-to-Practice agreement with supervising provider, which shall guide the nurse practitioner’s practice.

 

Physician Assistant

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Satisfy all relevant criteria and qualifications outlined in the Medical Staff Policy on Allied Health Professional, required to be credentialed.
  • Practice within relative framework of respective scope of practice.
  • Knowledge of physical, mental, developmental, emotional and social needs of infant, toddler, pre-school, school age and adolescent patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skill level in field through reading appropriate journals, networking, and attendance at conferences or seminars.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Education as required by the Department of Health and Human Services-Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division as represented by Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Maintain active Federal DEA license.

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current and valid unrestricted license Physician Assistant in the State of Nebraska required.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required to work
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physician assistant and supervising physician(s) must maintain a readily available Practice Agreement on file at all times per State of Nebraska regulations.

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Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2017
Date Closes November 8, 2017
Requisition 917608-11110
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Hospitalists
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary
Shift
Daytime
Days, possible evenings in the future
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date 1969-12-31
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pediatric Care

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