Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 9915876
Nursing Advance Practice
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift - 6 Month Fixed Term
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Nurse Practitioner Apprentice functions under personal supervision of a physician or advanced practice provider with clinical privileges at LPCH, or designated attending physicians in the Clinic, Service or Department. The specific mechanisms of supervision used may be:
Personal supervision by a credentialed physician or advanced practice provider.
All charts, orders and prescriptions will be reviewed and co-signed by a credentialed collaborating physician.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital's policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures.
Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients.
Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient.
Administers, orders, and prescribes medications.
Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products.
Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.
As directed by the researcher, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications.
Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.
Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed.
Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.
Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.
Other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
License/Certification: Current licensure Registered Nurse in the State of California required. Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of California required or National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) - OR - CPNP-AC issued by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Current American Heart Association Certification for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.