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Position Details

Department: Liver Transplant
Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 534666
Date Posted: 11/3/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Position. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking an Advanced Practice Practitioner (APP) to join our growing abdominal transplant team. This position will be one of four APPs providing inpatient coverage to the pediatric kidney and liver transplant programs, and outpatient coverage for the liver transplant program. The Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital began operations in 2002, and is the only active pediatric kidney transplant program in the state of Arizona. The program has performed over 200 transplants since inception and typically transplants 15-20 patients per year with outcomes meeting or exceeding expected projections. The Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program was launched at Phoenix Children’s in 2012 and is currently performing on average 8-10 transplants per year with outcomes meeting or exceeding expected projections. This position will collaborate directly with the hepatologists, nephrologists and surgeons providing transplant services, as well as dedicated nutritionist, social worker, and pharmacist. The pediatric liver and kidney transplant programs are a part of the Phoenix Children's Hospital Transplant Center which also includes programs in bone marrow and heart transplantation. Required Qualifications: • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant licensure in Arizona • At least one year of NP/PA experience in pediatrics or transplant is preferred • Previous inpatient clinical experience is required, preferably in an environment providing care to transplant patients General responsibilities include: • The team of four APPs provide inpatient coverage to the liver and kidney transplant programs seven days per week in rotation, and when not providing inpatient coverage provide outpatient coverage to the liver transplant program • Inpatient work: 1. Includes H & Ps, consults, and rounding on patients (primarily in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and on the transplant unit), for pre transplant, transplant and post-transplant patients 2. Discharge education and coordination of care is extensive in this role 3. Requires management of medically complex pediatric patients with end stage liver and kidney disease, as well as post-transplant care including immunosuppressant management 4. You will be working alongside residents and attending’s as well as many other discipline within transplant so good communication and interpersonal skills are required 5. Schedule: 10 hour days during the week with weekend coverage consisting of 5 hour shifts 6. This position partners with three other (APPs) to provide 24/7/365 call coverage to the liver transplant program for organ offers and transplant • Outpatient work: 1. Clinic is located on the Phoenix Children's Hospital campus at 1919 E. Thomas 2. Must be able to work autonomously and in partnership with multiple disciplines constantly 3. Management of the transplant population including evaluations and consenting for transplant, as well as follow up and coordination of ongoing care 4. Patient and family education is extensive in this positon 5. Supervising and working directly with dedicated transplant Medical Assistants and Registered Nurses 6. Active coordination and participation in committee meetings related to transplant patient management

This position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients. Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team. Professional who may practice in hospital’s inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.
  2. Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
  3. Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
  4. Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
  5. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
  6. Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
  7. Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
  8. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students. Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.
  9. Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary. Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Master’s or Doctorate degree from an Accreditation Commission for Nursing (ACEN) and/or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited graduate school of nursing in Pediatric Acute care, Pediatric primary care or Family Medicine. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or obtained by start date. Required
2. Current State of Arizona certification as a Nurse Practitioner or obtained by start date. Required
3. National board certification to match area of education. Required
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Special Skills
1. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication, and basic computer skills. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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