CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER/PA - Pediatric Neurology

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Pediatric Clinical Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive care to patients and their families within a specific pediatric specialty (examples include: Diabetes, Endocrinology,Genetics, Neurology, Orthopedics) under the supervision of the Attending Physician of the assigned specialty, and as directed by established standards of care. As a member of the health care team, the Nurse Practitioner provides direct care, and focuses on education to patients and families regarding prevention and/or management of their health status within YNHCH Pediatric Specialty. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with all members of the specialty service and multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide safe,high-quality, evidenced-based care. Some specialtiies many require coordination and/or support in clinical research trials.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Patient Care:
    • 1.1 Assumes primary patient care responsibilities for patients in the YNHCH Pediatric Specialty Service,specifically relating to their specialty and patient populations.
  • 2. Research/ Co-investigator/coordinator for specialty Clinical Trials. ONLY WHERE APPLICABLE: Research activities, in conjunction with Clinical care must be reviewied and approved by Specialty Section Chief, Dept of Pediatric and Surgery Administratiive leadership, and the Director of the Pediatric Specialty Centers to detrmine appropriate allocation of Clinical Research responsibilite. The extent of involvement and timeframe will be determined collaboratively with the APRN and the leadership for each Research project
    • 2.1 Prepares and submits protocol, consents, and re-approvals as needed to HIC
  • 3. Patient/Family Centered Care
    • 3.1 Collaborates with other health care team members, referring physician, and coordinates appropriate patient/family education and follow-up care.
  • 4. Education
    • 4.1 Identifies learning needs of team members and families.
  • 5. Professional Development:
    • 5.1 Participates in at least one (1) professional organization.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

MSN - Graduate of approved Family/Nurse Practitioner Program. Preferrerably a Pediatric Nurse practioner program with concentration in specialty area. Current Connecticut APRN license Certification as FNP, or PNP. Specialty Certification preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Two (2) years as a NP, PNP Preferred, or similar role in specialty area.

 

LICENSURE

 

APRN, PNP,

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent basic medical knowledge with clinical skills and judgement. Possess analytical skills to evaluate care needs, ability to gather relevant clinical data. Demonstrated independent decision making and the ability to initiate with minimal supervision. Must be able to perform thorough physical examinations. possess excellent interpersonal skills: Counselilng, communication, and leadership abilities. Must exhibit good judgement and tact dealing with parents, families, and allied health professionals. Computer skills essential

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

flexible to meet clinical specialty needs

 

Additional Information

MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE AS AN APRN IN PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY


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