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Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha locationLincoln, NE
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Lincoln, NE, United States

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We re searching for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to provide comprehensive care for pediatric patients through direct medical/nursing care in collaboration with the physician to include: health promotion, health supervision, illness prevention and diagnosis, treatment and management of various health problems and conditions. The APRN/NP is a clinical expert, mentor and educator, leader, collaborator, and researcher.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Completes an accurate assessment (history and physical examination) of the pediatric patient.
  • Syntheses and analyses 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
  • Implements plan by writing appropriate medical orders
  • Uses jointly approved protocols appropriately, if required
  • Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient condition or needs
  • Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members and physicians
  • 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
  • Utilizes the nursing process to meet 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
  • Uses sound medical/clinical judgment during care for the pediatric patient
  • Consults/collaborates with physicians as indicated
  • Uses jointly approved protocols to guide decision making, if required
  • Stays within Scope of Practice
  • Documents assessments, plan of care, interventions and patient response to treatment.
  • 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
  • Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications according to the State of Nebraska APRN/NP Statutes. Performs select invasive
  • procedures, as approved in his/her individualized Scope of Service, according to Children s Hospital policy
  • Dispenses, incident to practice only, sample medications, which are provided by the manufacturer and are provided at no charge to the patient
  • Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications, except controlled substances listed as Schedule II, related to health conditions within scope of practice
  • Prescribes controlled substances listed as Schedule II, used as pain control for a maximum seventy-two hour supply, if subsequent renewal is required, such prescription is done by the physician
  • Performs select invasive procedures, as approved in his/her individualize Scope of Service, according to Children s Hospital policy
  • Performs invasive procedures according to Children s Hospital Policy/Procedure.
  • Appropriately documents invasive procedures according to Children s Hospital Policy/ Procedure
  • Maintains accurate record log of procedures performed
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
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Education as required by Department of Health and Human Services-Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division as represented by ARPN licensure in the State of Nebraska
  • Maintain active Federal DEA License
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as Registered Nurse, APRN, or NP

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 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 and two thousand (2,000) hours of supervised practice will be required to furnish proof of jointly approved protocols with collaborating physician, which shall guide the nurse practitioner s practice

EOE/Vets/Disabled

Ref CL 9462

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