Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Elicits, records, and interprets medical history to plan the medical management of an infant/child/adolescent. Elicits and retrieves data to construct the patient history; records this data as appropriate; interprets historical information to determine its clinical relevance, and based on this information, contributes to the plan of care.
Performs a complete physical examination, and is able to differentiate normal from abnormal and elements of concern from those that are benign. Develops and implements the plan of care using available history as well as the physical assessment. Performs physical examinations: differentiates normal vs. abnormal to completes the plan of care for infants/child/adolescents. Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated for diagnosis and management of problems: Venipuncture, Peripheral Venous Access, Arterial Puncture, Peripheral Indwelling Arterial Catheterization, Intraosseous Needle Placement, Central Venous Placement, PICC Placement Catheterization, Central Arterial Catheterization, Bag/Mask Ventilation, Nasopharyngeal Intubation, Endotracheal Intubation, Lumbar Puncture, Intrapleural Catheter Placement and of the infant/child/adolescent. Sedation. Orders/ Interprets lab studies and radiographic data. Provides ventilation management. Provides additional sedation service in order to increase volume/capacity/throughput. Develops and implements a plan of care with the team leader (Pediatric intensivist or surgical attending physician) and is able to foster the care plan with mature clinical judgment skills. Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated for diagnosis and management.
Provides family assessment/counseling/education/support. Provides effective written/oral communication in ongoing care. Provides consultation when appropriate.
Provides daily reassessments and documentation in progress notes to enhance continuity of care and better patient outcomes.Provide updated reassessments of the critically ill throughout the day and documents progress in the patient's chart as indicated by clinical need.
Teaches/supervises/precepts students and staff. Acts as a role model demonstrating appropriate leadership skills.
Supports and participates in teamwork. Participates as a key team member to promote continuity of patient care and to advocate for patient safety throughout all units.
Participates in research. Actively participates in Quality and Service Excellence programs to enhance patient outcomes and improve patient/family/staff satisfaction.
Four year degree in nursing and be must be master's prepared with specialization in Pediatric Critical Care or Family Nurse Practitioner required. More than 5 years of pediatric critical care nursing or family nurse practitioner required.
1 full - time vacancy.
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.
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