Top Children's Hospital & Academic Center AC PNP PICU Job! Req 92726

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This is a great job opportunity for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with experience caring for critically ill or injured children in a high acuity specialized acute care setting to join the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) team that admits a variety of medical, surgical, neonatal and pediatric patients, at this leading academic children's hospital in Texas. The AC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU is responsible for providing health care for pediatric patients who require critical care and close monitoring with a variety of conditions and disorders such as septic shock, acute lung injury, trauma, cardiac disease, gastrointestinal surgery, oncology, neurological disorders, ingestions, renal disease, liver disease, endocrine disorders, and hepatic, renal, heart, and bone marrow transplantation. This is a full time position with a variable shift commitment that includes a rotation of days/nights/holidays/weekends.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU Job:
Perform admission histories and physicals
Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests
Develop, implement, and modify plans of care
Manage the entire patient course in collaboration with the attending
Initiate referrals and follow-up on consults to other healthcare providers
Plan and prepare patients for discharge
Provide education and support for patients and families regarding diagnosis, ongoing care, and prescribed medical treatments and medications
Participate in quality improvement initiatives and research

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU Job:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. APRNs hired in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) must be recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC)
Current certification as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is required for this position
Current CPR/BLS and PALS certifications

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU Job:
Master's degree in Nursing

Hospital/Clinic Description

The eighth largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation, this leading academic children's hospital was named one of the top pediatric hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2019-20. It is nationally ranked in ten pediatric specialties, and has attained Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
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 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU Job:
At least 2 years of experience as an advanced practice practitioner, preferred
At least 2 years of experience in pediatrics or a related specialized area of nursing, preferred.

Skills

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; inpatient; pediatric; Pediatric intensive Care Unit

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