Sunny San Diego AC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the CVICU Job Req 93005

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We have an outstanding job opportunity for an experienced Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit team in the Heart Institute of this leading academic children's hospital in California. The Acute Care PNP in this role is a clinical leader, consultant, and educator who provides inpatient primary care for cardiac patients from newborn to adult with congenital or acquired heart conditions, many of whom are awaiting or recovering from heart surgery or transplant. This is a state-of-the-art unit that provides advanced technology and advanced heart and lung life support, including ECMO and VADs, for their patients with acute and complex conditions. It is a thirty bed unit with twelve beds dedicated to intensive care while the others are a cardiac step-down unit. This allows for the same team to continue caring for critically ill patients as they improve and are moved to the step-down area. This is a full time, benefits eligible, rotating position.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Acute Care PNP in the CVICU Job:
Obtain complete medical histories and perform physical examinations
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures
Create, implement, monitor, and revise plans of care and treatment
Order, administer, furnish, and prescribe medications
Consult with physicians and other healthcare providers, participating in critical care consultations and evaluations
Facilitate arrangements for patient transfer to step-down care
Provide education, counseling, and support for patients, families, and staff

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Acute Care PNP in the CVICU Job:
Current California RN license
Current California Nurse Practitioner license
National NP certification, or eligible and obtained within 6 months of employment
Current BLS and PALS certifications
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California (Upon hire but obtained no later than 12 months of employment or sooner based on department needs)
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California, Controlled Substance II Privileges (Upon hire but no later than 1 month after obtaining NPF)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number: CS II thru V (Upon hire but no later than within 1 month of obtaining NPF & CSII privileges)
Formal education and/or lecturing skills

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Acute Care PNP in the CVICU Job:
Master's degree in Nursing
Successful completion of an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program

Hospital/Clinic Description

This leading academic children's teaching hospital in California is ranked among the best children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-21. It is the largest pediatric hospital in the region, with a designated pediatric trauma center. It has Magnet designation, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence, quality nursing care and innovations in professional nursing practice, and their PICU is one of three PICUs in California to receive the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
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 Acute Care PNP in the CVICU Job:
Five years of experience in clinical nursing with an emphasis in pediatric critical care are required for this position; seven years are preferred

Skills

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Cardiac ICU; inpatient; pediatric; Step Down

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