Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
4 Year Degree
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a Board Certified independent practitioner who is responsible for the care, coordination, and management of the pediatric orthopedic patient in an academic institution. The NP will join our pediatric orthopedic team and work in collaboration with both the medical and orthopedic services to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in the ambulatory setting. The NP will collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop individualized plans of care. The NP will have prescriptive privileges for both medicinal and therapeutic age related modalities. The NP specializing in pediatrics will serve as a resource, mentor and educator for the pediatric patient, their family and other healthcare members. The NP will participate in research activities conducted in collaboration with other pediatric health care team members.
Conduction of a comprehensive history, physical exam and review of systems according the patient’s level of development including both pre-operative and post-operative patients
Interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory results
Development of a treatment plan, including ordering of treatments and medications
Coordination of transition of care throughout the healthcare continuum including NYH Weill Cornell and the Ambulatory Care Center
Regular attendance in weekly academic multidisciplinary conference and participation in appropriate annual educational conference
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Master’s Degree in Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred
Current NY State License as a Registered Nurse, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner
Possess current certification by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support( BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
At least three years of clinical experience in pediatrics
Experience with clinical pediatric orthopedic care and/or pediatric orthopedic research is preferred, but not a prerequisite.