PCS Nurse Practitioners – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Job Summary Final Filing Date October 17, 2021 Salary Range $96.74 Salary Frequency Per Diem Appointment Type Career Number of Positions 1 Percentage of Time Per Diem Shift Hour 12 hour nights (1700-0530) Location Main Hospital City Sacramento Union Representation Yes Benefits Eligible Yes THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY Responsibilities To provide independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical expertise to patients and their families on an on-going basis. This includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and specialty protocols (e.g. chemotherapy) as defined by standardized procedures for your specific department. This may include non-invasive or invasive procedures, surgical procedures, including operative first assist per approved standardized procedures as identified by the list available on the Medical Staff Office. Patient management decisions will be independent where appropriate after assessment of the patient and interdependent with consultation with an attending or other member of the team. NP's are expected to act as an expert resource person for health care providers including nurses, residents and other ancillary staff. The night PNP role in the PICU/PCICU will include caring for all PICU/PCICU patients overnight in collaboration with the PICU attending, PICU fellow and rotating PICU resident. The PNP will provide initial patient evaluation, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests, initiation of appropriate treatments and medications using established protocols and practices. In addition, the role will include: interaction with medical/surgical and cardiac patients; consultation with other providers; communication with patients and families; admission/transfer/discharge planning; documentation of care. With appropriate credentials and privileges, the PNP may also perform invasive procedures (e.g., placement of central venous and arterial catheters, endotracheal intubation) within their defined scope of practice. The PNP will also provide education to patients, family members, ICU members, and medical providers including medical students, residents, and fellow physicians. PNPs may participate in the design and implementation of research and/or quality improvement studies within the PICU/PCICU. Required Qualifications
- Two or more years of Nurse Practitioner experience in a pediatric acute care setting such as ICU or ED
- Two or more years of PICU RN experience.
- Current BLS and PALS certifications.
- National NP board certification in an aligned specialty with the practice area (PNP acute care board certification).
- Graduation with a Master's degree, DNP or PhD in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
- Possession of valid California RN and Nurse Practitioner license without restrictions.
- Furnishing license.
- DEA within 3 months of hire.
- Judgement skills to effectively meet the needs of patients.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role.
- Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers.
- Ability to perform patient procedures.
- Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- References reflect an overall meet or exceeds.
- Ability to work overtime and work weekends and holidays.
- This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
- The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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