Nurse Practitioner - Sedation
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
Registered nurse license in Pennsylvania

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license in Pennsylvania.

Certificate of Prescriptive Authority in Pennsylvania (upon hire).

National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in area of education/subspecialty - Pediatric Acute Care.

Master’s degree from an accredited graduate school of nursing, in a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner program.

Minimum of 2 years pediatric RN experience.

Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities.

Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.

Advanced physical and psychosocial assessment skills for patients and families across all developmental levels
Critical analysis
and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to interpret laboratory and radiographic data
Ability to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Ability to work collaboratively through consultation with other health care team providers
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English

Refer to Scope of Practice Document and Clinical Responsibilities Checklist for specific requirements of role.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
In collaboration with an attending physician, the Sedation/Radiology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her scope of practice and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.

The Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) practices under the guidelines of the Division of Sedation/Radiology. Health care services provided by Nurse practitioners in the Division of Sedation/Radiology include but are not limited to the following:

Assessment and Diagnosis
• Obtain comprehensive health histories
• Perform physical examinations
• Order and interpret screening and laboratory tests
• Order and interpret common diagnostic procedures
• Assess patients presenting for procedures requiring sedation and/or anesthesia
• Formulate a family centered health care plan
Intervention
• Treat patients according to the guidelines of the Division of Radiology/Sedation
• Prescribe medications related to acute and chronic disorders according to the guidelines of the formulary of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
• Prescribe sedation medications for painful and motionless procedures, including but not limited to: Midazolam, Fentanyl, Pentobarbital, Ketamine, under the collaborative supervision of the Sedation Attending Physician.
• Perform pre-sedation history and physical examinations
• Provide patient/family education regarding purpose, regimens and side effects and possible interactions of medications and/or treatments.
• Provide any other appropriate interventions within the parameters, expertise and knowledge of the NP
• Provide appropriate post-sedation care
• Consult with physicians and other health care providers when necessary
• Coordinate patient care and make appropriate referrals
• Identify community resources and coordinate referrals for problems beyond the scope of practice
• Advocate for patients and their families
Evaluation
• Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of prescribed treatment plans
• Monitor child and family response to treatments
• Modify interventions based on effectiveness, evidence-based practice and individual child and family needs
• Monitor effectiveness of practice
Patient Populations
• NPs will see all selected inpatients and outpatients requiring sedation for procedures in the Department of Sedation/Radiology

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