Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Autism Program Development Job Req 92625

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This leading academic children's hospital in Southern California has a great job opportunity for the experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join their Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The PNP in this role works with pediatric patients exhibiting signs of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment and healthcare management of patients with this complex condition. They work with families to develop and participate in treatment programs that have been specially designed to meet unique individual treatment needs based on the symptoms and conditions of each patient. This is a full time, days, M-F, outpatient position.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the PNP Autism Spectrum Job:
Review developmental and medical patient histories
Observe, interview, and evaluate patients with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum conditions
Screen patients for physical illness
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory tests, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures
Develop and monitor plans of care and therapies
Prescribe and monitor medications
Work closely with patients and their families regarding education, treatment plans, medication management, and family therapy
Request consultations and initiate referrals as appropriate
Work independently and collaborate and consult with the multidisciplinary team

Qualifications

Qualifications for the PNP Autism Spectrum Job:
Current RN and NP licenses in California
Current National NP certification
Current Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, PNCB, certification
Current Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, Certification
Current BLS and PALS certifications
Current DEA registration
Critical analysis and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the PNP Autism Spectrum Job:
Master's degree in Nursing and completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program

Hospital/Clinic Description

Join this leading academic children's hospital in Southern California that is defining the future of pediatric medicine in clinical care, research and education. Their extraordinary team is passionate about protecting the health and well-being of children. Their efforts have been rewarded by being named one of the Best Children's Hospitals in six pediatric specialties for 2019-20 by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, it has earned Magnet designation for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Theirs was the first hospital in the U.S. to earn the Beacon Award for critical care excellence. This is a great job opportunity in a location with year ‘round warm climate, a short driving distance from the beach, the mountains, and the desert!
For more information, please contact Jace Jackson, Recruitment Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at jace@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the PNP Autism Spectrum Job:
Three years of RN experience in autism, or one or more years of PNP experience in autism
Experience in pediatric neurology and/or neuro-developmental medicine is preferred

Skills

Autism; outpatient; pediatric; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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