Nurse Practitioner - MG-Peds-Intensive Care (.5 FTE, Days)
Nursing Advance Practice
.5 FTE, 10-Hour Day Shifts
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Nurse Practitioner: The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions under this Nurse Practitioner Job Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The NP provides medical evaluation and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints/conditions, in collaboration with the supervising physician, and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the NP and his/her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, the Credentials & Privileges Committee, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Clinics. Medical Executive Committee and the LPCH Board Credentials, Policies and Procedures Committee.
Physician Assistant: The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Job Description and Standardized Procedures/Delegation of Services approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the physician assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Medical Board and Board of Directors.
Pediatric Neurocritical Care (PNCC) role description:
The pediatric neurocritical care (PNCC) advanced practice provider (APP) is a part time (0.5FTE) position available for individuals with an advanced practice degree and a background in pediatrics as well as either neurology, neurosurgery, or critical care. The APP is responsible for collaborative work with interdisciplinary members of the pediatric neurocritical care team at Lucile Packard Children’s hospital which includes co-directors (representatives from critical care and neurology), an outcomes specialist, and the pediatric neurosurgery APP, fellow, and faculty. Collaborative work will focus mainly on PNCC program development, maintenance of the PNCC patient cohort, bedside nursing education and enrichment, and clinical research. Opportunities for independent pursuit of research interests and program expansion within PNCC will also be an important aspect of this role. This PNCC APP responsibilities will include daily program maintenance items as well as longitudinal programmatic efforts. There will be an expectation to attend regular meetings including divisional updates, Brain & Behavior Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) committees, neurocritical care specialty care team nurse conferences, protocol task force meetings, and PNCC leadership meetings. Attendance at national conferences will also be encouraged.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
A. An NP may provide only those medical services which he/she is competent to perform, which are consistent with the NP's education, training and experience, and which are performed in collaboration with a physician.
B. An NP shall consult with a physician regarding any task, procedure or diagnostic problem which the NP determines exceeds his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a collaborating physician.
C. Scope of Practice of the NP:
Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures.
Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients.
Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient.
Administers, orders, furnishes and prescribes medications.
Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products.
Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services.
Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
Obtains informed consent, as indicated.
Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.
As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications.
After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in the operating room. The RN First Assistant directly assists the surgeon and practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase. The RN First Assistant must adhere to standardized procedures and not concurrently function as a scrub nurse.
Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.
Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed.
Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.
Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.
Other duties as assigned.
Nurse Practitioner Supervision:
Supervision is provided by the supervising/sponsoring physician with clinical privileges at LPCH, or designated attending physicians in the Clinic, Service or Department. Standardized procedures, approved by the supervising physician(s) and the IDPC, are a mandatory mechanism of supervision. Other mechanisms of supervision used may be:
Direct on-site, electronic or phone supervision by a supervising physician. A physician
cannot supervise more than four (4) NPs at one time.
Chart screens on random charts by the supervising physician or designee.
Chart audits on random charts as an integral part of selected quality improvement programs.
Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) through tracking of performance indicators.
The NP will receive a formal annual performance evaluation by the Lead Advanced Practice Provider (Lead APP), Director of Advanced Practice or supervising manager/director with input from the Lead APP, supervising physician(s) and/or physician delegates, APP peers and the supervising manager/director. Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) also occurs through tracking of performance indicators
Physician Assistant Supervision:
- Supervision is provided by attending physicians in the Clinic, Service or Department. The supervising physician has continuing responsibility to follow the progress of the patient and to make sure that the physician assistant does not function autonomously, and is responsible for all medical services provided by a physician assistant under his or her supervision. A physician may not supervise more than four physician assistants. The specific mechanisms of supervision used may be:
- A supervising physician shall be available in person or by electronic communication at all times when the physician assistant is caring for patients.
- Medication orders are transmitted according to an approved formulary protocol.
- The supervising physician examines the patient the same day as care is given by the physician assistant.
- All order and notes by the physician assistant are signed and dated by a supervising physician with fourteen days.
- 5% of notes written by the physician assistant may be signed and dated by a supervising physician within (30) days. Note: If this method of supervision is chosen, the department is responsible for submitting quarterly chart completion audits to Health Information Management Services (HIMS) to verify compliance. Additionally the physician must adopt protocols to govern the diagnosis and management of patients as per California Code of Regulations.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
Education: Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Licensure/Certification: Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California.
Licensure/Certification: Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California.
Licensure/Certification: National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).
a. Note: New graduate NPs will be allotted six (6) months from their graduation date to obtain national board certification.
Licensure/Certification: Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Licensure/Certification: Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), required only if furnishing medications.
NPs with six (6) months or more experience, who will need to furnish medications, shall obtain a current furnishing license within six (6) months of hire.
New graduate NPs, who will need to furnish medications, must complete a minimum of 520 hours of physician-supervised experience in furnishing drug and/or devices to obtain a furnishing license. These hours must be accumulated during a period of time that is no less than six (6) months from hire.
Licensure/Certification: An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients.
NPs with six (6) months or more experience, who will need to prescribe medications to outpatients, shall obtain a current DEA license within six (6) months of hire.
New graduate NPs, who will need to prescribe controlled substances to outpatients, must first obtain a furnishing license and then obtain an individual DEA license.
Note: Controlled substances ordered for immediate patient use in inpatient/outpatient settings will be covered under LPCH's DEA license.
Licensure/Certification: Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.
- Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
- Demonstrated ability to function in collaboration with other health care professionals.
- Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California required.
- If authorized by the supervising physician to issue drug orders for controlled substances, the physician assistant must be registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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