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|NURSE PRACTITIONER - ACUTE (GENERAL PEDS)|
|Facility:||1. Dayton Children's|
|Department:||3rd Floor West|
|Schedule:||Pool (non-routine, as needed)|
Ohio Nurse Practitioner Certificaton
5 years experience required
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for general Pediatrics practices under the general supervision of the hospital attending physicians. The PNP serves as an expert clinical nurse who utilizes specialized knowledge and skill obtained from advanced formal education and clinical expertise to promote optimum care of patients and families with acute pediatric issues. The PNP in General Pediatrics assesses the health status of the pediatric client (0-21 years of age) through interview, health history, physical examinations, and diagnostic tests. In collaboration with the physician, the PNP evaluates test findings, makes initial medical diagnosis, provides patient/family education, and initiates appropriate action to facilitate the implementation of the therapeutic plan consistent with the continuing health care needs of the patient. The PNP will participate in the provision of health care services for general pediatric patients. Services include, but are not limited to, patient admission, patient rounds, generation of progress notes and patient orders, and patient discharge. PNP activities will include staff development, research, and consultation. The PNP acts as a consultant to the patient/family, nursing staff, institution, and community in the area of pediatric chronic and acute care needs. The PNP interrelates with all departments in the hospital as a voice for nursing where clinical expertise is required. The PNP collaborates with the hospital attending physicians using a Standard of Care Arrangement. The APN serves as an expert clinical nurse practitioner who utilizes the Synergy Professional Practice Model, specialized knowledge, skill, research and competency acquired through advanced professional training to promote optimum care of patients and families within the neonatal/pediatric population. The APN acts as a consultant to the patient/family, nursing staff, other employees and physicians and the community in the area of pediatric health. The PNP collaborates with nursing leaders in developing annual goals as they relate to the hospital mission statement. A Master’s, certified nurse practitioner license, and 5 years of pediatric nursing experience required.