Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner
A 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.
Possession of valid California RN and Nurse Practitioner license.
Furnishing license and DEA within 3 months of hire.
Master's degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
Graduation from a Pediatric NP Program.
National NP Certification.
CITI certification within 3 months of hire if conducting clinical research involving human subjects.
Previous critical care experience as RN or NP.
At least 3 years' experience working in a PICU as a RN or PNP.
At least 1 year experience as an acute care PNP preferred.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Able to lift 25 pounds, see well enough to read gauges and identify injuries.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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