Schedule: Evenings and Weekends, Holiday Rotation (average 24 hours per week)
Were searching for a Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive care for the pediatric patient 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- In collaboration with physician(s), assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes
- 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
- 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Hospital policy
- Performs invasive procedures according to Childrens Hospital Policy/Procedure
- Appropriately documents invasive procedures according to Childrens Hospital Policy/ Procedure
- Maintains accurate record log of procedures performed
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- 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 as required by Department of Health and Human Services-Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division as represented by ARPN licensure in the State of Nebraska.
- Minimum of 2 years experience as Registered Nurse, APRN, or NP
- 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) through the American Heart Association is required.
- Certification in the specialty of pediatrics through American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) required. Current and valid nationally recognized pediatric nurse practitioner primary care certification is required.
- Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required, within 6 months of hire.
- Current and valid Federal DEA License in the state of NE required. Must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
- An Advanced Practice Nurse who does not have a masters 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 practitioners practice
- An exception will be granted to employees hired prior to 01/01/2021 which allows for their advanced certification to be as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
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