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Omaha Children's Hospital Nurse Practitioner - Council Bluffs - Casual in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Schedule: Days, Evenings and Weekends with Holiday Rotation *This position is scheduled on an as needed basis.

At Children’s, the region’s only full-service pediatric healthcare center, our people make us the very best for kids. Come cultivate your passion, purpose and professional development in an environment of excellence and inclusion, where team members are supported and deeply valued. Opportunities for career growth abound as we grow our services and spaces, including the cutting-edge Hubbard Center for Children. Join our highly engaged, caring team—and join us in providing brighter, healthier tomorrows for the children we serve. Children's is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

A Brief Overview

Responsible for providing comprehensive health care based on scope of practice for an advanced practice registered nurse within the specialty of pediatrics and in collaboration with the physician(s) within the office and in accordance with Children's Physicians policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • In collaboration with physician(s), assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes. * Completes an accurate assessment (history and physical examination) of the pediatric patient. * Syntheses and analyses data obtained through assessment to develop a comprehensive plan of care that is individualized and reflects patient care needs and includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes. * Implements plan by writing appropriate medical orders. * Uses jointly approved protocols appropriately, if required. * Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient condition or needs. * Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members and physicians. * Demonstrates proper use of laboratory and x-ray to assist in diagnosis and interprets results correctly. * Demonstrates understanding of caregiver dynamics involved in the ill pediatric patient. * Utilizes the nursing process to meet the development and psychosocial needs of the pediatric patient/caregiver. * Assesses the educational needs of patients/caregivers and develops/implements the educational plan in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. * Prescribes controlled substances related to the patient’s health conditions within the scope of practice of the advanced practice registered nurse and according to state statutes. * Responds appropriately in crisis situations or life-threatening emergencies. Uses sound medical/clinical judgment during care for the pediatric patient. * Consults/collaborates with physicians as indicated. * Uses jointly approved protocols to guide decision making, if required. * Stays within Scope of Practice. * Documents assessments, plan of care, interventions and patient response to treatment. Assumes leadership role to establish and monitor standards of practice to improve patient care including recommending ways to improve clinical practice, participation in related educational activities, utilizes and/or participates in research, participation in professional organizations and performance improvement teams, and incorporation of new clinical information into practice. * Serves as a role model for staff by facilitating, supporting, mentoring, taking initiative, and practicing proactive problem solving. * Serves as a reliable and visible resource for staff. * Conducts or utilizes research and new clinical information to recommend ways to improve clinical practice. * Participates in educational activities and networking related to practice. * Seeks experiences and learning opportunities related to practice. * Participates in professional organizations. * Serves on Performance Improvement teams as needed. * Assures that clinical practice meets national standards of pediatric healthcare. * Coordinates project or program development and effective implementation Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications according to the State of Nebraska APRN/NP Statutes, as approved in his/her individualized Scope of Service, according to Children’s Hospital policy. * Dispenses, incident to practice only, sample medications, which are provided by the manufacturer and are provided at no charge to the patient. * Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications, except controlled substances listed as Schedule II, related to health conditions within scope of practice. * Directs other team members in the delivery of patient care as determined by the needs of the patient.

  • Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

  • Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section

Education Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in nursing and completed an approved advanced practice registered nurse program in the specialty of pediatrics Required or

  • Doctoral from an accredited college or university in nursing and completed an approved advanced practice registered nurse program in the specialty of pediatrics Required

Experience Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years pediatric nursing experience required, including minimum 1 year experience as a nurse practitioner in a pediatric environment Preferred and

  • Previous pediatric nurse practitioner experience in a physician office/clinic setting Preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Licenses and Certifications

  • Current and valid license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP) in the state of IA/compact state Upon Hire Required and

  • BCLS - Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association Upon Hire Required and

  • Certification in the specialty of pediatrics through American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) required. Upon Hire Required and

  • CPNP-AC - Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (if working at the Council Bluffs clinic location)

  • Current and valid nationally recognized pediatric nurse practitioner primary care certification is required if currently working within CP. Upon Hire Required and

  • DEA License Current and valid Federal DEA license in the state of IA required, within 30 days of hire. within 30 Days Required and

  • PEARS - Peds Emergency Assessment within 180 Days Required or

  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support if incumbent holds another position within Children’s where PALS is required, PALS will be required in lieu of PEARS. Incumbent holds active PALS, PALS will be accepted in lieu of PEARS until it expires, at which time PEARS will be required prior to the expiration of PALS Required

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Requisition ID : 20071