Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Arkansas Children's Hospital
ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS.
Work Shift:Please see job description for details.
Time Type:Full time
Department:CC603001 ACMG ACH Clinical Operations
Summary:An APRN utilizes a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of actual and potential health problems of pediatric patients and their families. Provides care for patients with unstable chronic, complex acute and critical condition. Possesses an advanced knowledge level, skill, and competence in the provision of care to specific patient and family populations and serves across the AC care continuum as a clinical resource. The APRN practices autonomously in a collaborative practice setting with a physician.
Required Education:Master's Degree
Required Work Experience:Nursing - 6 years of experience
Recommended Work Experience:
Required Certifications:Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP) - Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN), Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care (PNCB) - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Dual Acute Care/Primary Care - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC) - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - ANCC, RN License (AR or Compact State) - Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN)
1. Gathers information for both new and established patients such as medical history, diagnostic tests, comprehensive physical examination, behavioral, development and psychosocial assessments.
2. Assesses and identifies patient/family physical, psychosocial, educational, and cultural needs for assigned patient population.
3. Accurately interprets health assessment data and applies findings in directing patient care.
4. Provides ongoing and follow-up care including appropriate pharmacologic and diagnostic treatments and patient/family education.
5. Documents all health data including plan of care and care according to policy, patient/family outcomes, and reassessments and plan modifications.
6. Accurately completes all billing forms, including diagnostic (ICD-9) and treatment (CPT) codes, based on federal and state laws and AC policy.
7. Communicates with referring physicians, health providers, and hospital staff as appropriate.
8. Actively participates in quality improvement activities and the development strategies to improve patient care delivery and cost effectiveness.
9. Disseminates relevant research findings through practice, publication, education, and/or consultation.
10. Participates in AC, local and national professional nursing organizations as appropriate to maintain and share expertise.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.