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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Newborn Hospitalist
The Children's Hospital at Bronson is actively seeking a full-time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Experience with newborns desired as this position will be covering a Level One newborn nursery located at Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek, Michigan. Responsibilities include attendance at high risk deliveries, newborn stabilization and assessment, daily rounding and management of stable newborns; as well as coordination and preparation of newborn for transfer to NICU when necessary. Shifts will include days, nights, weekend and holiday rotations. All shifts are in house. APN's work autonomously in the 12 LDRP unit with the corresponding nursery facility with trained Nursery RNs, setting and directing plans of care for newborns. APN must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of MI with a Masters Degree in Nursing and certified and licensed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the State of MI. Maintenance of CPR and NRP are also required. Position offers a competitive wage with annual CNE allowance and an excellent benefit package.
Master's degree (MSN or MS in Nursing) and 2 years of recent clinical experience related to area of practice required
Previous teaching experience preferred
Current RN licensure in the State of Michigan.
Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in Hospice and Palliative Nursing.
Eligible for Federal DEA certificate.
Maintenance of Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
• Must be able to operate and perform basic computer programs associated with documentation and record keeping in the department
• Must possess effective interpersonal relationship and communication skills that are applied to multiple group interactions
• Collaborates effectively with interdisciplinary groups
• Communicates clearly and efficiently both verbally and in writing
Work which is constantly and exceptionally tiring mentally and/or visually. Conditions exist more than 90% of the work time.
Involves considerable standing or walking, regular lifting of light-weight objects (i.e., 20 pounds or less) and assisting with heavier tasks such as assisting in lifting and moving patients. Minor straining or fatiguing positions must be assumed, and some fatiguing physical motions are required.
• Demonstrates expertise in performing comprehensive assessments utilizing expert knowledge base and experience to identify and manage and meet the needs of high-risk, complex palliative care patients.
• Identifies assessment, diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic interventions within the plan that reflect current evidence, including data, research literature, and expert clinical knowledge.
• Includes the synthesis of patients' values and beliefs regarding nursing and medical therapies.
• Identifies patient/family/community health care and education needs and collaborates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of teaching programs and materials that is appropriate to the patient's developmental level, learning needs, readiness to learn and cultural values and beliefs.
• Identifies expected outcomes that incorporate cost and clinical effectiveness, patient satisfaction and continuity and consistency among providers.
• Collaborates with physicians, nursing personnel and other health care professionals to identify expected outcomes that incorporate scientific evidence and are achievable through implementation of evidenced-based practice. Informs the patient of the risks, benefits and outcomes of treatment options.
• Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals.
• Uses prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatments, and therapies in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
• Provides patients with information about benefits and burdens of proposed therapies.
• Initiate reimbursement for services rendered.
• Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
• Shares expertise, particularly for complex patients, through the consultative process with all members of the health care team and provide recommendations for treatment options.
• Acts as a member of the Ethics Consulting Committee. Has completed the requirements to be an ethics consultant.
• Assures that healthcare team efficiency and preferences are consistently addressed in implementing a multidisciplinary plan of care that involves the patient and family in decision-making.
• Improves clinical skills and abilities and application of scientific knowledge for various levels of health care providers in the area of palliative care.
• Develop and implement palliative care educational programs for the Bronson Health System.
• Assist in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care.
• Coordinates the Compassionate Companion Program.
• Mentors and precepts other healthcare colleagues i.e. Nursing, Pharmacy etc.in the care of the palliative care patient.
• Coordinates and evaluates the content of the EMR template for palliative care with input from the healthcare team and regulatory agencies.
• Consistently guides staff in professional development by acting as a mentor and supports the use of clinical guidelines linked to positive patient outcomes for the palliative care patient.
• Coordinates system and community resources that enhance delivery of care across the continuum for the palliative care patient.
• Mentors other registered nurses and colleagues as appropriate in the delivery of palliative care.
• Participates with interdisciplinary teams that contribute to role development and advanced nursing practice and health care and that address ethical risks, benefits, and outcomes.
• Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations, the Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to insure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
• Collaborates with the Palliative Care PI committee on Joint Commission certification and recertification.
• Participates in data collection for the palliative care team.
• Uses and disseminates current and relevant nursing research to identify and investigate clinical nursing problems and to improve nursing practice and patient care.
• Participates in planning, implementing and/or evaluating palliative care nursing research studies.
• Assists in researching and developing standards of practice, policies and procedures, and quality assurance procedures.
• Contributes to nursing knowledge by conducting or synthesizing research that discovers, examines, and evaluates knowledge, theories, criteria, and creative approaches to improve healthcare practice for the palliative care patient.
• Formally disseminates research finding through activities, such as, presentations, publications, consultation, and journal clubs.
• Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statues, rules and regulations.
• Engages in a formal process seeking feedback regarding own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others.
• Obtains and maintains professional certification in area of palliative care .Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments by reading, attending conferences and seminars.
• Develops and provides a positive work climate and team participation.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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