Posting Note: Phoenix Children's Hospital’s Gender Support Program is seeking Family Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our Gender Support Program – one of the only comprehensive gender support clinics in Arizona. The program provides outpatient services geared towards supporting the physical, emotional, and social health of children and youth and their families as they progress through their gender identity development. Our specialists in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, nursing, psychology and pediatric mental health practice a gender affirmative model and determine the best treatment plan for each youth in collaboration with families, physicians, mental health therapists, and other specialists that may be involved in their care. Our Nurse Practitioner will provide gender affirming care to youth consistent with WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) guidelines. Our Nurse Practitioner will also serve as a program coordinator and will provide leadership in developing and implementing systems and processes for new patient intake, referrals, care coordination, and transition to adult care. The position offers the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other health care professionals and community service organizations, including family groups and youth development programs. Prior experience in working with adolescents and LGBTQ+ youth is preferred, but not required.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
- Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
- Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
- Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
- 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.
- Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
- 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.
- 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.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.