Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
The Advance Practice Provider (APP) is part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team which is focused on caring for pediatric patients with inflammatory brain disease who meet criteria for PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). This APP will work collaboratively in an outpatient setting with a team of physicians (Rheumatologist, Immunologist, Psychiatrist, Pediatrician), Nurse Practitioner, Psychologist, and Clinical Social Worker.
The team is seeking an APP with background in primary care (pediatric or family medicine) who has interest in expanding their medical knowledge and skills set in learning how to manage and integrate immunomodulatory and psychotherapeutic treatment regimens. There is opportunity for inclusion in clinic research projects/publications.
The position is for full time, days, with rotating evening/weekend calls once a month; at least 1-2 years of clinical experience in outpatient primary medicine setting is preferred.
Outpatient clinic functions include:
Seeing new patients and follow-up patients (as independent and shared office visits)
Outpatient calls and message triages from families/providers
Coordination of care (in conjunction with our Care coordinator)
Conducts comprehensive clinic visits (for new and follow-up patients) and after-visit follow-up:
Obtains history of illness and interval history through medical record review, clinic questionnaires, and interview of patient and family.
Performs physical exam with assessment of findings and accurate documentation.
Order diagnostic studies (Brain MRI, lumbar punctures, EEGs, sleep study, xrays, etc) and follow-up on results with team input.
Orders +/- collects specimens for routine laboratory analysis and follow-up on results.
Orders, administers and /or prescribes medications/therapies (outpatient Rx and infusion services).
Orders occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, and psychology/therapy services.
Provides/coordinates patient/family teaching and counseling.
Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges in collaboration with inpatient team.
Effectively communicates & interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Close collaboration with other subspecialty services, commonly Neurology, ENT, Sleep Medicine, Occupational/Physical therapy, and HEAL (Hospital Educational Advocacy Liaisons).
Recognizes situations which require immediate attention of the physician, and triages accordingly.
Intervenes in crisis situations in partnership with appropriate members of the care team when necessary to stabilize the patient and family.
Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.
Stanford Children’s Health is the only health care network in the Bay Area – and one of the few in the country – exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care. We bring world-renowned Stanford expertise and innovation from the core of our enterprise, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, to our specialty service locations, general pediatric practices and partnerships with community ...hospitals across the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Which means that a Stanford Children’s Health physician is easy to access, closer to home.