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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Palliative Care

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  79752

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position provides palliative care for children facing life-threatening conditions and their families at both Egleston and Scottish Rite Hospital locations within the flow of patient care. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for Palliative Care will:

  • Participate in comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluation of patients and families, skilled and meticulous symptom management, and care coordination.
  • Serve as clinical and educational role model and mentor.
  • Provide care and support in collaboration with the primary and subspecialty medical teams.
  • Ensure compliance with practice standards and codes.

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), OR 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 of experience in pediatric nursing preferred
  • Experience working with medically complex and/or seriously ill patient populations preferred
  • Experience in program development preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

Patient Care:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of children and families with palliative care needs. 
  • Formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and modify palliative care plans with input from palliative care team and other collaborating care providers. 
  • Work with patients, families, and care teams to improve communication around the child’s condition, the child's and family's goals of care, the proposed treatment options and plans, and potential alternative treatment options.
  • Implement patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

Programmatic responsibilities:

  • Collaborate effectively within an interdisciplinary team and as a consultant in providing pediatric palliative care.
  • Act as a resource to interdisciplinary staff, especially nursing, caring for patients with life-threatening conditions (e.g., debriefing and bedside mentoring).
  • Act as resource to community agencies (e.g., primary care providers, hospice agencies, and other relevant community-based organizations).
  • Participate in pediatric palliative care research, including program development and quality and performance improvement initiatives.

 

 

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:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Advanced Practice Providers - Nurse Practitioner/Phys Assist


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