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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Children's Hospital (Omaha)
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

When you work at Children's, you're part of a treasured place of healing in the Omaha community-and beyond. Join our team of highly engaged, caring professionals who believe deeply in the organization's mission-to improve the life of every child. We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and as you apply your skills and expertise to helping children, you too will have opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we'll open the new Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve children. When children are your everything, anything can be--- Children's is looking to hire a Nurse Practitioner , Behavioral Health. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive care for pediatric patients through direct medical/nursing care to include: health promotion, health supervision, illness prevention and diagnosis, treatment and management of various health problems and conditions. The APRN/NP is a clinical expert, mentor and educator, leader, collaborator, and researcher. On-call responsibilities vary depending upon the clinic assignment. % of Time 30%

  • , Assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes.
    • Completes an accurate assessment (history and physical examination) of the pediatric patient.
    • Syntheses and analyses data obtained through assessment to develop a comprehensive plan of care that is individualized and reflects patient care needs and includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes.
    • Implements plan by writing appropriate medical orders.
    • Uses jointly approved protocols appropriately, if required.
    • Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient condition or needs.
    • Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members and physicians.
    • Demonstrates proper use of laboratory and x-ray to assist in diagnosis and interprets results correctly.
    • Demonstrates understanding of caregiver dynamics involved in the ill pediatric patient.
    • Utilizes the nursing process to meet the development and psychosocial needs of the pediatric patient/caregiver.
    • Assesses the educational needs of patients/caregivers and develops/implements the educational plan in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. 30%
      • Uses sound medical/clinical judgment during care for the pediatric patient.
        • Consults/collaborates with physicians as indicated.
        • Uses jointly approved protocols to guide decision making, if required.
        • Stays within Scope of Practice.
        • Documents assessments, plan of care, interventions and patient response to treatment. 30%
          • Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications according to the State of Nebraska APRN/NP Statutes.
            • Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications, related to health conditions within scope of practice. 5%
              • Assumes leadership role to establish and monitor standards of practice to improve patient care including recommending ways to improve clinical practice, participation in related educational activities, utilizes and/or participates in research, participation in professional organizations and performance improvement teams, and incorporation of new clinical information into practice.
                • Serves as a role model for staff by facilitating, supporting, mentoring, taking initiative, and practicing proactive problem solving.
                • Serves as a reliable and visible resource for staff.
                • Conducts or utilizes research and new clinical information to recommend ways to improve clinical practice.
                • Participates in educational activities and networking related to practice.
                • Seeks experiences and learning opportunities related to practice.
                • Participates in professional organizations.
                • Serves on Performance Improvement teams as needed.
                • Assures that clinical practice meets national standards of pediatric healthcare.
                • Coordinates project or program development and effective implementation. Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job. Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES 5%
                  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 100% KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
                    • Knowledge of psychological principles, child and adolescent development, inter-relational dynamics, individual and group behavior, and behavior modification techniques.
                    • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other clinical professionals to gather and exchange patient information.
                    • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 90% of work time when providing therapy, observing patient response, scoring tests, and documenting patient progress.
                      • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing age-appropriate care to children, adolescents, adults and families. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
                        • Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing required.
                        • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse, APRN, or NP in Psychiatric Patient Care required. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
                          • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license in state of practice is required. If state of practice is not Nebraska, APRN license in the state of Nebraska is required within 6-months of hire.
                          • Other state licenses as an APRN may be required based on business needs.
                          • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
                          • Federal Drug Education Administration (DEA) license required.
                          • Current certification as a Behavioral Health nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
                          • Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred EOE/VETS/DISABLED

Keywords: Children's Hospital (Omaha), Omaha , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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