Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiac ICU- Full time

Job Description:

Why do people love to work at Seattle Children's?

Very few heart centers around the world offer dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care services, and our program is unmatched in our region. Through our Extracorporeal Life Support Program, we provide lifesaving services - such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when a child's heart or lungs fail to function properly or need to rest. Even the design of the CICU allows our team to care for patients more carefully. Our caregivers' work stations are within steps of our patient rooms. This offers children and families the comfort of being able to see and contact their doctors and nurses when needed. Small, glass-enclosed conference rooms within sight of patient rooms let the care team watch each child even while meeting.

We're proud of the awards that recognize the quality of care we give our patients and families, and the supportive work environment we provide for our nurses and other health professionals.

Ranked Top 10 in the Country: U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children's No. 6 in the country among the nation's best children's hospitals for 2015-16. We are honored to be selected for the 23rd consecutive year and are the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

Best Place to Work: Our positive work environment has been recognized by third parties, including Becker's Hospital Review in its 2014 list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. The organizations on the list were chosen for their robust benefits packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education

America's Best Employers: Ranked #10, nationally, Seattle Children's hospital was the only health care institution in Washington State to make the Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list for 2016. .

What you'll do:

Provide direct care and assume responsibility for the clinical management of pediatric critical care patients in ambulatory, operating room, emergency department, and inpatient 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. Contact us for more information: 206 987 3505

Requirements:

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree in nursing or higher, with a pediatric nurse practitioner concentration.
  • Completion of a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner (PNP-AC) program or at least one year of current work experience in a pediatric ICU setting as a PNP.
  • One year work experience in pediatric critical care.

Required Credentials:

  • Active, unencumbered registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensure in the State of Washington.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
  • Current national certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
  • Active Drug Enforcement Authority registration.

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/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:

  • Completion of a formal graduate program with a concentration in pediatric acute or critical care.
  • National certification as a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner.
  • One year experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a pediatric critical care unit

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