Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
4 Year Degree
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, offering children and their families the highest level of care for virtually every pediatric health condition. It has the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department, and the 129-bed hospital includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. It is also home to the first level I children's surgery center on the West Coast and fourth in the nation, as verified by the American College of Surgeons.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) is a 24 bed state-of-the-art unit dedicated and committed to improving the health care of children. With a priority for patient safety and patient- and family-centered care, the healthcare team works collaboratively and gives compassionate patient care in a setting that supports their medical and emotional needs.
REQUIRED -At least 1 year experience as an acute care PNP -Possession of valid California RN and Nurse Practitioner license. -Furnishing license -DEA within 3 months of hire. -Master's degree from an accredited School of Nursing. -Graduation from a Pediatric NP Program. -National NP Certification. -Current PALS. -CITI certification within 3 months of hire if conducting clinical research involving human subjects.
PREFERRED -Previous critical care experience as RN or NP. -At least 3 years' experience working in a PICU as a RN or PNP.
A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) provides comprehensive management of critically ill and injured patients in a group collaborative practice with physician intensivists, under the supervision of the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
The PNP role in the PICU will include initial patient evaluation, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic test, initiation of appropriate treatments and medications using established protocols and practices, with appropriate oversight in accordance with state and hospital policy. In addition, the role will include: interaction with multidisciplinary team on ICU rounds; consultation with other providers; communication with patients and families; coordination of multidisciplinary care; admission/transfer/discharge planning; documentation of care. With appropriate credentials and privileges, the PNP may also perform invasive procedures (e.g., placement of central venous and arterial catheters, endotracheal intubation) within their defined scope of practice. PNPs may also serve as first responders for institutional rapid response teams, and provide education to patients, family members, ICU members, and medical providers including medical students, residents, and fellow physicians. PNPs may participate in the design and implementation of research and/or quality improvement studies within the PICU/PCICU.
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.