Company: Children's Hospital (Omaha)
Posted on: May 18, 2020
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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
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opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we'll open the new
Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve
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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
- 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
- Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient
condition or needs.
- Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members and
- 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
- Consults/collaborates with physicians as indicated.
- Uses jointly approved protocols to guide decision making, if
- 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
- 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
- Seeks experiences and learning opportunities related to
- Participates in professional organizations.
- Serves on Performance Improvement teams as needed.
- Assures that clinical practice meets national standards of
- 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
- Masters degree from an accredited college or university in
- Minimum of 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse, APRN, or
NP in Psychiatric Patient Care required. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE
- 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
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American
Heart Association is required.
- Federal Drug Education Administration (DEA) license
- 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
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