DUTIES: Include, but are not limited to the following:
*Provide a full range of primary care pediatric nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the Military Treatment Facility (MTF).
*Perform routine developmental screenings.
* Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses.
*Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns.
*Provide childhood immunizations.
*Perform school and sports physicals.
*Performs procedures and prescribes pediatric treatment and medications based on assessment results and standards of care within the scope of practice of a pediatric nurse practitioner as defined by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).
*Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of newborns, infants, children and adolescents through age 17 years. Identifies and manages specific pediatric illnesses.
*Prepares and reviews case histories and clinical records of newborns, infants, children and adolescents through age 17 years. Secures a health and developmental history from the patient or parent; records findings and makes critical evaluation.
*Examines patients, determines need for radiological examinations and clinical laboratory tests, and interprets examinations findings and test results. Also, performs or requests special screening and developmental tests and interprets the results.
*Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops plan to meet these needs. Teaches patients and family members different ways to maintain or improve their health status.
*Provides healthcare and preventative services to pediatric patients and their family members, including age specific anticipatory guidance in growth and development, nutrition, common illnesses, safety, and discipline.
*Evaluates clinical practice and collaborates with health care team members as the Primary Care Manager to improve patient delivery for an empanelment of pediatric patients.
*Makes appropriate referrals to general pediatrician, family practice physician, and/or specialty physician as warranted.
STAFFING AND SCHEDULING:
*Usual duty schedule is an 8-hour shift between the hours of 0730 – 1630 Monday - Friday, to include an uncompensated one-hour lunch.
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*Education:Be a graduate of a Masters of Nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
* Licensure:Possess a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Certifications:1)Possess current certification by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 2)Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
* Experience: Must have a minimum of 24 months of full time experience within the last 36 months as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
* Knowledge Qualifications:Must have knowledge of professional nursing theories, principles, practices, and procedures of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; a variety of pharmacological agents to prescribe for patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications for their use; comprehensive knowledge of pediatric dosages and precautions; administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient’s health and medical conditions including explanation of procedures to patients and their patients, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care; and, computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and electronic medical records and patient information systems.
* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance
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