Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Pediatric Surgery

Phoenix Children's Hospital
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Job Details

  • Location: Laveen, AZ, 85339
  • Date Posted: 2021-12-16
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 635353
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Position Summary

Posting Note: THIS POSITION IS FOR NIGHT COVERAGE that will be 3 - 13 hour Night Shifts a week. No OR time. The Pediatric Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) team provides primarily inpatient support for pre and post op general surgery patients. The APP team works closely with our pediatric surgery fellows and surgical residents on their pediatric rotation. This position will provide overnight coverage for the pediatric general surgery and trauma teams. The APP will be expected to follow through on plans made for patients during the day, enter orders, be the primary contact for nursing and family questions, assist with writing notes as needed, facilitate discharges, see consults and direct admissions, attend traumas as needed and admit suspected non accidental trauma patients. This is a growing and evolving team and job responsibilities/hours of coverage will change with growth of the APP team and is dependent on fluctuating resident coverage. The ideal candidate will be an acute care trained provider with an emphasis on pediatrics or experience working with inpatient pediatric population. Prior inpatient pediatric experience is required to be successful in this role. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, flexible, has good communication and interpersonal skills and interested in working with our growing and ever changing Pediatric Surgery APP team. This position requires a PNP-AC certified.

This position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients. Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team. Professional who may practice in hospital's inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Position Duties

  1. Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.
  2. Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
  3. Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
  4. Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
  5. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
  6. Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
  7. Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
  8. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students. Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.
  9. Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary. Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.