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Advanced Practice Nurse

Company: Children's Specialized Hospital
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges - from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians, therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our help reaches their fullest potential.At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.We have an immediate opening for an experienced, pediatric APN for our Inpatient Unit. This position will have night and weekend requirements however, training will be on days.Job SummaryThe APN is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for children in accordance with professional standards and hospital guidelines. The APN works collaboratively with other members of the medical staff to provide care to patients, either inpatient (acute rehabilitation or long term care) or outpatient (Pediatric Primary Care, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, or Psychiatry). The APN possesses a comprehensive knowledge base established within a sound theoretical framework and utilizes advanced assessment skills, specialty expertise, and age appropriate interventions. The APN provides staff and patient education and is an integral member of the health care team.Essential Job Functions* Meets expectations of department staff positions as required to meet customer expectations.* Demonstrates understanding of diagnosis: pertinent medical findings. rationale and goals of treatment. and medical interventions for patients through practice and written documentation.* Initiates, directs and leads team(s) to meet comprehensive medical patient care needs, utilizing quality and cost effective methods. Assists in identifying and resolving ethical problems or dilemmas of individuals or systems* Serves as care coordinator as dictated by the site of practice (e.g. pediatric primary care, long term care).* Recognizes the need for continuity and completeness of care, above and beyond basic needs.* Communicates and incorporates relevant research findings into practice, education and consultation.* Motivates staff to improve their performance, continuously, leading to improved department performance. Maximizes potential of self and colleagues by supporting professional growth and attending and conducting training and orientation sessions.* Maintains credentials and continuing education according to professional practice standards and relevant statues and regulations.* Coordinates the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services to meet customer expectations.* Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with colleagues as well as external contacts* Develops and implements a Joint Protocol specific to their clinical practice area and consults with collaborating physicians as established in the joint protocol.* Collaborates with the full interdisciplinary team (including patients and families) and all other areas of the organization to ensure the development and implementation of Patient and Family Centered Care practices.* Participates in team meetings and conferences when available to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to health care delivery.* Participates in the education of students by serving as a lecturer and precepting students in the clinical area.* Maintains accurate billing.* Identifies knowledge and skill needs through self-assessment and annual performance evaluation.* In addition, the APN for Primary Care Pediatrics (outpatient) will also be responsible for: --- Providing primary care and care coordination services to Children and Youth with Special Needs and Medical Complexity --- Medical care coordination for complex patients and will serve as the central hub of communication for patients and families in partnership with the .primary care physician. --- Balancing typical and atypical care visits with care coordination responsibilities such as maintaining an active care plan, interfacing with insurance companies and community resources, triaging complex sick calls, interacting with home health agencies and subspecialists.

Keywords: Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick , Advanced Practice Nurse, Healthcare , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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