Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Adolescent Medicine

External Description

Provide care for eating disorders; obesity; biofeedback; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; transgender care and adolescent male health. Provide direct care and assume primary responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory settings. Obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and develop treatment plans. Direct or participate in case management and continuing care. Collaborate, refer, and consult with department attending physicians, specialists, and other members of the health care team to deliver effective, efficient, safe, and high quality care. Contribute to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects. Participate in education and research efforts for patients, families, and the health care team.

 

Primarily at our Springbrook clinical site, but may be required to serve at other SCH sites to include Bellevue, South & North.

Provide effective, efficient, appropriate care, with a central focus on patient evaluation, management of acute and ongoing care, development of treatment plans, for new and returning patients, in clinic sessions and/or for patient care unit coverage. (JC core competency: patient care).

Demonstrate continual expansion of expertise based on relevant physiological, psychosocial, developmental, and educational needs; collaborate with physicians and colleagues appropriately; maintain and improve clinical competence; participate in departmental and organizational opportunities to gain clinical knowledge and skills. (JC core competencies: medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement).

Appraise current clinical care standards of practice, assimilate evolving scientific evidence to improve patient care practices; participate in activities to improve clinical care, quality and efficiency; use system and community resources wisely; integrate applicable continuous process improvement methods (JC core competency: systems-based practice).

Adhere to professional standards of practice; meet obligations for scheduled patient care, complete billing accurately and in accordance with hospital standards; provide clear clinical documentation that is consistent with regulatory and compliance requirements; participate in personal and professional development activities (JC core competency: professionalism).

Requirements

Requirements:
-Master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in a pediatric or family nurse practitioner or physician assistant program.

- One year of work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area.

Required Credentials:

- Active, unencumbered registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensure in the State of Washington or active PA licensure

- Current national certification as a pediatric or family nurse practitioner or physician assistant

- Active Drug Enforcement Authority registration.

- Active clinical privileges as an Allied Health Provider, Seattle Children’s Hospital.

 

- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions.

- Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year.

- Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children’s as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.

Preferred:

- Two years of experience in a nurse practitioner or physician assistant role.

- Two years of experience in pediatric health care.


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