Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Pediatric nurse practitioner provides the delivery of culturally sensitive, age-specific nursing care for adult medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN patient populations in a Family Medicine setting.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Respond to patient calls
Performs laboratory tests appropriate for specific patient population
Monitor quality assurance by conducting periodic patient surveys
Coordinates patient care and make referrals to physicians, RN’s, psychologists, nutritionists, , as needed
Provide physical examinations
Perform or order diagnostic tests
Establish diagnosed
Complete physical examinations
Perform/order diagnostic tests
Establish diagnoses

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NRP, BLS, PALS, ACLS, CPR, DEA, PNP, ANCC, FNP, NYS

Education for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the pediatric nurse practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Physician Assistant Studies, School of Nursing, Education Program, Health Care, Science, Medical, Graduate Education

Skills for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for pediatric nurse practitioner include:

Age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate
Specific gestation populations and applies them to practice
Experience in foster care
Similar pediatric populations
Actively participate in shared governance
Fiscal analysis
Others
Patient
Patient family
Word processing

Desired experience for pediatric nurse practitioner includes:

Screening interview on day of entry into the facility
Scheduling follow-ups for continuing care or evaluation
Management of acute illnesses, injuries and emergencies
Obtaining blood or urine specimens for lab studies
Initiating the immunization of youth population
Documentation, progress notes, consult requests, logs

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pediatric nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Scheduling outside medical specialty appointments or diagnostic studies
  • Conduct and document a complete medical examination, including medical history, physical exam and interpretation of laboratory studies on children
  • Conduct and document periodic preventive medical evaluations in accordance with the schedule set forth by the AAP and the NYC ACS
  • Evaluate children on an acute care basis
  • Provide and document medical management of chronic health conditions in assigned foster care population
  • Make appropriate referrals to emergency rooms, sub-specialty clinics, private sub-specialists and other health care professionals
  • Follow-up on children who require hospitalization
  • Complete medical forms
  • Incorporate health education and illness prevention strategies in all encounters with patients, their parents or foster parents
  • Review all health documents submitted to the agency regarding assigned foster care population
Qualifications for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Evaluate / treat patients
  • Instruct / counsel patients
  • Assist / perform diagnostic procedures
  • Minimum 1 year prior EHR experience
  • Providing care for patients in Pediatric Newborn Medicine
  • The PNP shall maintain appropriate licensure and maintenance of certification
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a pediatric nurse practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Provide health maintenance exams with appropriate patient education for all pediatric age groups, including well child exams, adolescent exams and sports physicals
  • Provide timely documentation of all patient care encounters
  • Specifically, role requires the NP to perform at home patient assessments at intervals of every two (2) weeks to two (2) months, to gather information obtained from specialty visits, primary care visits, and hospital encounters and to create and update documents that summarize case summaries, problem lists, and medication lists
  • Ensures understanding and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the developmental level of the patient
  • Participates in other necessary activities associated with patient care (writing daily progress notes, coordinating clinical care, discharge planning)
  • Analyze and assess patient health by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations, obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories to determine nursing diagnoses
  • Identify expected outcomes and anticipates unexpected or adverse outcomes as individualized to the patient and implement interventions identified in the plan of care, as needed
  • Participate in quality improvement programs and activities that promote patient, family, physician and staff satisfaction
  • Work with RN’s, MD’s, PT’s and RD’s to ensure clinical flow is efficient
  • Be proactive in identifying programs that will help children and families stay fit, and assist family participation in such programs
Qualifications for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Current Colorado Prescriptive Authority & DEA licensures
  • Willingness to work with underserved populations private pay patients
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan
  • Provide comprehensive care to Pediatric Day Hospital patients
  • 3+ years of related clinical experience including pediatric critical care experience
  • PALS, BCLS
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a pediatric nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Provides staff education about new clinical protocols, patient management, research protocols
  • Providing primary care
  • Ordering medicine, labs, and specialty consults
  • Participate in daily rounds with MCCP inpatient team, residents, students, nursing, and pharmacist
  • Serve as a consistent pedi-onc resource for residents, students, and nursing
  • Collaborate and/or consult with physicians and other providers across the care continuum as appropriate
  • Perform procedures as trained and credentialed (LPs with I.T
  • Monitor effectiveness of care plan
  • Order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Provide continuity, consistency and daily education to inpatients and their families
Qualifications for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in acute care or critical care as an RN and/or NP
  • BCLS & PALS certification
  • This position requires PNP-AC certification
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of current medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical treatment modalities of the acute and chronically ill pediatric patients
  • Minimum 1 year experience caring for acutely ill patients with diseases common in a PICU setting
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to a team through strong teamwork skills and work ethic, absence of a track record of behaviors disruptive to teamwork and morale – as evidenced by previous/current employment experience and demonstrated in annual evaluations
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a pediatric nurse practitioner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Care for the congenital patient or other cardiology patients undergoing inpatient or outpatient interventional cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Performs health assessments, including patient history, physical examinations, diagnostic tests and appropriate interventions or referrals
  • Ability and willingness to provide appropriate patient education and consultation with other members of the clinic team
  • Lead patient care as a primary care provider in the UHC neighborhood clinic
  • Provides coverage to desktop support as needed
  • Staff the daily outpatient clinic and assist the staff surgeon and clinic nurses with preoperative consultations
  • Conduct independent clinics in collaboration with staff surgeons
  • Perform physical examinations and explain procedures to patients and families
  • Perform various procedures as assigned by the supervising physician
  • Conduct direct outpatient care via phone calls
Qualifications for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Successful completion of an approved Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program
  • Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred but not required
  • Must be eligible for and maintain advanced practice, national certification, meet state licensing requirements for advanced practice as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and have/be eligible to gain prescriptive authority in Colorado
  • Completion of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or a Family Nurse Practitioner degree program
  • 2 years pediatric clinical experience (educational experience can be included)
  • 1 year of Pediatric Oncology Experience
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pediatric nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Participate in program research and quality improvement initiatives
  • Comply with Federal, State, and Local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation
  • Conducts thorough psychiatric-mental health histories, and develops and implements treatment plans for children and adolescents with epilepsy
  • May need to take call and work some off hours shifts as needed
  • Special procedure privileging may be required as needed
  • Coordinates services provided to patients on the Transplant Surgical Service by accepting referrals independently and in coordination with staff physicians
  • Makes rounds with Transplant Surgery-Nephrology-Hepatology, Small Bowell
  • Organizes and coordinates outpatient transplant clinic with nephrology-hepatology
  • Conducts thorough psychiatric-mental health histories, and develops and implements treatment plans for children and adolescents
  • Provide palliative care to pediatric surgical patients in independent and shared practice models
Qualifications for pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Current RN and APN licensures (Must have CO licensures by date of hire
  • Board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master’s and/or DNP degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care required
  • Minimum of 2 years in Pediatric oncology or critical care as an RN and/or NP
  • BCLS & PALS
  • Family Nurse Practitioner or Palliative Nurse Practitioner preferred

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