Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 10301206
Nursing Advance Practice
.5FTE, Days, 10 hour shift
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.
The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LCPH) Medical Board and Board of Directors.
* Evaluates and treats patients with acute and chronic complaints 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 patients according to written standardized procedures.
* Obtains interval histories and performs pertinent examinations on return patients.
* Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient according to written standardized procedures.
* Orders and furnishes medications according to written standardized procedures and acquires counter-signature on prescriptions from the supervising physician for medications not included in the approved formulary.
* Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency and according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
* Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.
* As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. Medications that are not FDA-approved or are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off-label use) require a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising physician.
* After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in the operating room when there is not a resident available. The Nurse Practitioner role is limited to serving in the role of scrub assistant.
* 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. Refer to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocol (Code Blue) in the online LPCH Administrative Manual.
Minimum Qualifications: 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. -AND- Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Licensure/Certification: Current California RN License -AND- Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California. -AND- National Board Certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) by the NCC (National Certification Corporation) -AND- Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA). -AND- Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) -AND- Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing required in order to furnish medications (NPF). If prescribing controlled substances to outpatients, an individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Demonstrated ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals.
* Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
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.