Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) functioning within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The nurse practitioner has a strong foundation in providing an environment of safe quality care. The nurse practitioner demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for managing professional development and competency validation.
The ACPNP is a registered nurse who has completed an accredited graduate-level educational program that prepares him or her as a nurse practitioner with supervised clinical practice to acquire advanced knowledge, skills and abilities. This education and training qualifies him or her to independently: (1) perform comprehensive health assessments (2) order and interpret the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures (3) use a differential diagnosis to reach a medical diagnosis (4) order, provide, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions. The purpose of the ACPNP is to provide advanced nursing care across the continuum of health care services to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of patients with acute and/or complex health conditions. This care is continuous and comprehensive and may be provided in any setting where the patient may be found.
The major role functions of the ACPNP include education, consultation, and clinical practice. The primary responsibility of the ACPNP is the direct application of clinical expertise to patient and families being managed in a tertiary care teaching medical center. The ACPNP has responsibility for the quality of standards of nursing care for a specific patient population and evidences self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the medical center. The ACPNP functions as an associate of staff physicians in the delivery of care to hospitalized patients.
Position Requirements: Minimum Education: Master's Degree in nursing. Successful completion of an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner program which conforms to BRN standards, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1484. Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) preferred. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) accepted. Family Practice Nurse Practitioners (FNP) may be considered with equivalent acute care or critical care experience. Minimum Experience: 3 years recent acute inpatient pediatric hospital experience required. Intensive care experience preferred. 2 years nurse practitioner experience preferred. New graduate nurse practitioner with equivalent nursing experience accepted. Required Licenses and Certification: Active California Registered Nurse license required. Active California Nurse Practitioner certification required. Furnishing Number issued by the California board of Registered Nursing. DEA License to prescribe Schedule II/IIN substances (2/2N) prior to competition of orientation required Required Certification: Nationally recognized professional certification PNCB or ANCC Required by first working day. Current American Heart Association CPR certification (BLS). Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS). Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Maintains current knowledge and competence in the area of specialization and in professional practice through review and critique of the literature, attendance at conferences and continuing education programs, and maintenance of active membership in local and national organizations. Skill level is current to enable employee to provide direct nursing care during periods of census fluctuation or other staffing emergencies. Progressive, flexible, team oriented. Demonstrates the knowledge of neonatal and infant growth and development principles and applies these principles when caring for patients and families. Is able to modify plan of care based on assessment and interpretation of a client's growth and development. Fluency in Spanish, preferred. Experience with quality improvement systems, such as Lean, preferred. Technical Knowledge: Competence with computer systems and adequate skills for EMR use required. Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Medical Staff Membership: Required in order to practice at this facility
Physical Requirements: Sit: Up to 6 hours per day Stand/Walk: 6-8 hours per day Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours per day Reach: Up to 6 hours per day Repetitive Use of Upper Extremities: Up to 6 hours per day Lift/Push/Pull : 25 pounds, over 25 pounds with assistance or equipment This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.
Internal Number: 14839
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