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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Food Allergy Program

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Center for Advanced Pediatrics 
Requisition #:  31235

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position will oversee and coordinate the clinical management of pediatric allergy patients seen in the newly established Food Allergy program jointly supported by Children’s and Emory. This role offers exciting opportunities in leadership and program development, and competitive candidates will be expected to have strong clinical, organizational, and communications skills. The candidate will gradually assume autonomy and independence in decision-making while reporting to nurse management in addition to the Associate Director and Director of the Center.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: providing clinical nursing supervision and direct hands-on clinical involvement as necessary for patients undergoing diagnostic allergen challenge procedures, as well as receiving allergen immunotherapy; managing acute allergic reactions in the clinic and assessing/triaging by telephone the acute and chronic community-based adverse events related to immunotherapy; providing medical assessments needed to support clerical staff in coordinating visits with families; communicating with internal and external providers in the scheduling and management of patients; engaging with the clinical research staff; community outreach activities; clinical quality improvement projects; and scholarly work as interested/able. While not a research position, this role will engage with research staff regularly. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

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*

  • 5+ years' experience in providing compassionate and highly-skilled direct patient care in a pediatric setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Background in allergy, respiratory, urgent/emergent care, or critical care settings
  • Program coordination or other managerial experience
  • Experience in developing and/or refining SOPs and/or quality improvement projects
  • Familiarity with principles of clinical research

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, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 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 70 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 ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. 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:  1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Advanced Practice Providers - Nurse Practitioner/Phys Assist


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