JOB DESCRIPTION: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

JOB DESCRIPTION: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

JOB TITLE/CLASSIFICATION……… NURSE PRACTITIONER (224)

DEPARTMENT…………………………… SILVA PEDIATRIC Clinic & Mobile Clinic

STATUS…………………………………….. EXEMPT

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to………………………………CHIEF NURSING OFFICER

Supervises

Works with

External relationships


POSITION SUMMARY

Under minimal supervision and in accordance with standardized protocols, is responsible for providing primary care to the clinic pediatrics client’s age birth to 20 years old.  Physician Assistant works in collaboration with other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retains responsibility for ongoing clinical management.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Conducts interviews with patients and/or family, records medical histories, performs periodic physical examinations, evaluates patient behaviors and explores patient’s health needs.

 Performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets results.

 Develops and implements long and short range treatment plans.

 Writes transmittal orders for medications.

 Initiates and follows up on consultations.

 Demonstrates competence in the care of infant, pediatric, and adolescent patients relative to determining each patient’s age related and other physical, psycho-social and cultural needsa and carrying out patient care activities.

 Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updates charts, changes orders when appropriate, and notifies Medical Director as per protocol.

 Counsels’ patients and families as to preventative care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs

 Works with the Medical Director to accomplish newborn inpatient care atSt.RoseHospital.

 Professional Behavior

1.            Confidentiality and Legal Issues

Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to legal issues and patient rights in a confidential manner.

 Professional Accountability

Maintains currentCalifornialicensure and service specific certifications while demonstrating an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice based on the Physician Assistant Practice Act and hospital standards of care.

 Professional Performance

  1. Knowledge Base and Technical Skills

Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in patient care utilizing hospital and service specific standards of care.

 Working Relationships

Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients and significant others.

 Communication

Demonstrates effective communication skills utilizing lines of authority appropriately.

Other Duties

Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Medical Director and/or Director, Outreach Clinics


QUALIFICATIONS

*License/Certification

Current California Nurse Practitioner License required.

 Current California RN License Required. 

 Current BCLS required.

 Current PALS required

*Proof of all required License(s) and Certification(s) is due at time of hire.

**Education

Completion of Nurse Practitioner Program

**Required educational levels call for proof at time of hire.

Experience

One to two years clinical experience with an emphasis in pediatrics

Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Familiarity with CHDP requirements and documentation

 Bi-lingual required: Spanish/English

 Employee must demonstrate basic computer skills

Physical Requirement

The duties as described will required frequent standing and walking.

 

The employee will frequently bend/stoop, squat, reach above the shoulders, twist and turn, kneel, and push/pull.

 

The employee will frequently be required to lift/pull/push/move up to 50 pounds.

 

May occasionally perform CPR, push respirators, and cylinder carts, and frequently help position patients in bed

 

Visual ability: Near acuity; 8” to 16”, Mid-focal acuity: 16” to 3’, Far visual acuity; 20’ and greater.

 

Must utilize conversational speech for effective verbal communication.

 

Noise level is high in some patient care areas.  Must be able to hear equipment alarms, overhead pages, and direct verbal communication.

 

Hazards

Will have close contact with patients and is likely to come in contact with blood and body fluids. 

 Often exposed to infection.  Will be fit tested for particulate respirator.

 Works with electrical equipment.

 For more detailed and specific physical requirements, consult the Job Analysis on file in the Employee Health office.