Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Sacramento region’s only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, offering children and their families the highest level of care for virtually every pediatric health condition.
It has the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department, and the 129-bed hospital includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. It is also home to the first level I children's surgery center on the West Coast and fourth in the nation, as verified by the American College of Surgeons.
With more than 120 board-certified physicians in more than 30 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital offers families a comprehensive range of pediatric services.
In the PICU, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) provides comprehensive management of critically ill and injured patients in a group collaborative practice with physician intensivists, under the supervision of the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).The PNP role in the PICU will include initial patient evaluation, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic test, initiation of appropriate treatments and medications using established protocols and practices, with appropriate oversight in accordance with state and hospital policy. In addition, the role will include: interaction with multidisciplinary team on ICU rounds; consultation with other providers; communication with patients and families; coordination of multidisciplinary care; admission/transfer/discharge planning; documentation of care. With appropriate credentials and privileges, the PNP may also perform invasive procedures (e.g., placement of central venous and arterial catheters, endotracheal intubation) within their defined scope of practice. PNPs may also serve as first responders for institutional rapid response teams, and provide education to patients, family members, ICU members, and medical providers including medical students, residents, and fellow physicians. PNPs may participate in the design and implementation of research and/or quality improvement studies within the PICU/PCICU. As part of the Pediatric Surgery and Trauma team, the PNP will provide independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical expertise to Pediatric Trauma and Pediatric Surgery service patients and their families on an on-going basis. This includes patients in the OR, PACU, acute care floor, emergency department, PICU, and NICU. The role of the pediatric surgery NP is to facilitate multi-disciplinary care through interaction with patients, house staff, attendings and nurses. Patient care provided includes but not limited to, initiating appropriate consultations and referrals, postoperative patient evaluation and care, follow-up evaluations; and patient care planning, care education, and coordination of care. Patient management decisions will be decided in rounds with the team, independently after assessment of the patients and interdependently in consultation with an attending or other member of the team.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED -At least 1 year experience as an acute care PNP -Possession of valid California RN and Nurse Practitioner license -Furnishing license -DEA within 3 months of hire-Master's degree from an accredited School of Nursing-Graduation from a Pediatric NP Program-National NP Certification-Current PALS Certification -CITI certification within 3 months of hire if conducting clinical research involving human subjects PREFERRED -Previous critical care experience as RN or NP-At least 3 years experience working in a PICU as a RN or PNP