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PNP/PA-Critical Care (PICU)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  68168

 

JOB SUMMARY

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical providers in the country serving an immense pediatric population in the Atlanta metropolitan and surrounding areas. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Egleston is a 36 bed state-of-the-art medical-surgical interdisciplinary ECMO center located in tower one.  Each room is single occupancy with airflow isolation, articulated equipment booms, mobile computers, and capabilities for full organ failure support. Children's at Egleston’s PICU is staffed by 13 board certified Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (CCM) physicians, 4 board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and supports a fully accredited Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition to providing care for children with a full range of pediatric critical care illnesses including respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and liver dysfunction, the CCM group specialists also provide consultative support for a wide array of post-operative patients, including complex general, trauma, orthopedic, ENT surgery and neurosurgical procedures.

EDUCATION

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure in the state of Georgia
  • Certification by  the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification program (AANP), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), or National Certification Corporation (NCC)
  • Nurse Practitioners working in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Anesthesia, Hematology/Oncology and Critical Care must have a current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 60 days of hire
  • Nurse Practitioner working in other areas must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) or PEARS Certification upon hire
  • Acute Care certification by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  •  Nurse Practitioners working in Neonatology may provide NRP certification in lieu of PALS


 

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Two or more years of experience in pediatrics, ICU preferred.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Proficiency in pediatric physical assessment skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides comprehensive patient care management within a collaborative practice model, with functions and duties as outlined in the physician/ Advance Practice Provider (APP) practice agreements. 
  2. Provides culturally sensitive patient care that is in accordance with state licensure and regulations, and is based upon the standards of practice as defined by the APP’s certifying agencies (PNCB or NCCPA).
  3. Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements, and evaluates care of the pediatric patient   working collaboratively with other health professionals using approaches that recognize each one’s expertise to meet the needs of the patients.
  4. Consistently works to eliminate communication barriers, participating as a key member of an interdisciplinary team
  5. Serves as an educational resource for patients, families, health care professionals, students, and lay public regarding area of clinical subspecialty. Assists in development, creation and implementation of educational programs.
  6. Participates in identification and development of programs within clinical specialty at service line, system, and/or regional levels as required by the service line.
  7. Utilizes research to identify, examine, and evaluate creative approaches to health care with the goal of improved outcomes for the patient and family. Participates in continuous quality improvement based on professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations.
  8.  Maintains procedural skills for endotracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, arterial and central venous line placement.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Advanced Practice Providers - Nurse Practitioner/Phys Assist


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Neurology, Pediatric, Oncology, Hematology, Medical, Healthcare