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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - BMT

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  49881

 

JOB SUMMARY

Children's is currently searching for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for our BMT clinic and inpatient unit. The PNP is responsible for providing comprehensive care at an advanced practice level to children and their families through assessment, communication, clinical management, collaboration, coordination, education, program development, research, self evaluation, professional development and system participation.

As one of the top pediatric BMT programs in the country, we provide expertise in autologous and allogeneic transplants for a wide variety of cancers and disorders of the blood, immune system and metabolism. We are international leaders in BMT for sickle cell disease, as well as immune dysregulation and immune deficiency. 

We provide a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, including gene therapy, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T therapy, haploidentical (half-matched donors), and novel approaches for the prevention and management of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Our patients having among the best survival rates in the country is a testament to our careful attention to family-centered care. In fact, we have consistently exceeded the predicted benchmark of survival for our mix of patients.

  • The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the largest pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs in the country, performing more than 92 lifesaving BMTs each year, one of the largest volumes in the country.
  • We have been recognized as a national leader in transplanting patients with sickle cell disease, curing more than 73 children.
  • Our 100-plus day survival rates are better than national average for autologous and allogeneic blood and marrow transplants.
  • We have a growing unique, multidisciplinary Immunohematology Program focused on curing immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulation through BMT.
  • We offer CAR-T cell therapy and cutting-edge treatment for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • We offer clinical trials for BMTs from half-matched related donors, thus making BMTs available to patients without a sibling or unrelated donors.

 

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
• Nurse Practitioners working in Neonatology may provide NRP certification in lieu of PALS

EXPERIENCE*
  • No minimum experience required
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Two years experience in pediatric nursing preferred
  • Experience in program development preferred
  • Previous experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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/APRN 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 APRN certifying agencies (PNCB, ANCC).
  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. Expands clinical and professional knowledge base. Recognizes the importance of participation in professional organizations. Accepts personal responsibility for professional development and the maintenance of professional competence and credentials.  Continuously conducts self-evaluation of advanced nursing practice skills in an effort to ensure competent clinical care and continued self-development.
  9. Participates in and complies with hospital/departmental policies, regulations, and programs. Assists in the development, implementation, management, marketing, and evaluation of a program of specialty and/or overall program.
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. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

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