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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

ST JOHN'S WELL CHILD and Family Center, INC
Compton, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Under the supervision of a Physician, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex within scope of training. Services include: Preventative care, immunizations, primary care and treatment, health education, prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting lab testing, physical examinations, STD screenings, vision/hearing, family planning, and nutrition. Incumbents work some evenings and Saturdays as scheduled.


QUALIFICATIONS


  • Nurse Practitioner degree;
  • Clinical experience within scope of training;
  • PNP certification;
  • Demonstrated competence in reacting to and handling emergencies;
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline;
  • Strong charting/documentation skills;
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions; and
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • CA Registered Nurse License (Current RN License);
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification (California)
  • DEA Certificate;
  • BLS and PALS certified;
  • Board certified or Board eligible within one year of residency training;
  • CPR certification; and
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and car for required travel to different clinic sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Communicate with pediatric patients, parents, and guardians regarding the health of infant/child patient;
  • Obtain pediatric patients’ medical histories and performs physical examinations; documents all findings/information;
  • Order or execute various tests, analyses and diagnostic images/procedures to provide information on patient’s condition;
  • Perform therapeutic procedures as allowed within scope of practice including but not limited to immunizations, ear lavage, wound care, and injections;
  • Meet established productivity goals;
  • Chart all patient transactions in accordance with policies and procedures. Write orders and record progress notes which will be reviewed and countersigned by supervising physician;
  • Communicate and work with medical staff to ensure coordinated efforts for the provision of high quality medical treatment and patient service;
  • Assist management in identifying, analyzing, and resolving work problems;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing clinical methods and procedures and suggest improvements;
  • Perform daily rounds/huddles as required and document patient care orders;
  • Prepare timely, legible, and complete documentation of all patient care as provided by law, regulation, and established policy;
  • Participate in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices;
  • Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives determined to be required by Company;
  • Apply safety principles as identified by established policy;
  • Make oneself available to travel to other sites within Organization to cover another pediatric provider’s absence, often with very little advance notice;
  • Ensure compliance with legal issues including but not limited to patient confidentiality and risk management; ensure compliance with JCAHO, federal, state, and local regulations;
  • Exhibit a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals;
  • Adjust to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality;
  • Collect, interpret, and/or analyze diagnostic data;
  • Refer patients to pediatric specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient’s well-being;
  • Document the patient’s visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses and plan of action;
  • Follow up with parent/guardian or patient as appropriate regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases;
  • Conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage;
  • Administer Family Planning services in compliance with Title X Rules and Regulations/Protocols to adolescents in keeping with scope of practice;
  • Review and audit health charts of pediatric patients who receive Family Planning services;
  • Attends annual Family Planning seminars, if instructed by the CMO;
  • Commitment to mission of St. John’s with clinic involvement and engaging in healthcare community events;
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events as needed;
  • As an exempt position, evening and/or weekend hours may be required to ensure the fulfillment of all duties and responsibilities; and
  • Other duties may be assigned or may be modified as business needs dictate.

ST JOHN'S WELL CHILD and Family Center, INC

Address

Compton, CA
90222 USA

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Healthcare

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