Posting Note: The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will function both as an independent healthcare provider and part of care team while working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary pain service. As a member of the care team, they are responsible for providing pain management care (acute and chronic pain) for pediatric patients in an inpatient and ambulatory clinical setting. He/she demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with pain, including acute postoperative/traumatic pain, chronic non-cancer and cancer related pain conditions. He/she provides evaluation and management to patients referred to the Pediatric Inpatient Pain Services and Pediatric Pain Clinic. The Pediatric Inpatient Pain Service provides consultation and the development of a comprehensive pain management plans for patients with complex pain and is actively involved in perioperative analgesia for pediatric patients. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant develops criteria for and participates in the evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of care. Based on current evidence, this practitioner is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating standards of care and/or protocols that result in changes to improve patient care, practice and/or systems. He/she plans and participates in learning opportunities for nursing, medical assistant, and medical students.
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.