Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Valley Children's Plastic Surgery is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join its Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery team.
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant’s overall responsibility is to assist the assigned staff attending in all aspects of patient care. This position involves practice in the clinical setting, including clinic, inpatient, ambulatory/outpatient, and pre-operative and post-operative care. The practice will involve care and management of patients requiring consultation for a plastic surgery or hand and upper extremity related diagnoses. Care will include performing clinic assessments, admission History and Physicals, daily plan of care, reductions/casting, hand call, and minor hand clinic procedures and performs within the scope of licensure and in accordance with hospital policies. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit Scope of Practice to the Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.
Position Details and Responsibilities:
Training period for both PA and NP will be over a period of 6 months (or until candidate is able to work independently or semi-independently)
Effectively and independently assess a high volume of patients in a clinical setting
Coordinate referrals, review outside medical records, medication reconciliation and coordinate with OT regarding teaching and therapy plans
Place x-ray orders, perform reductions and castings as well as minor hand clinic procedures
Assist with preoperative intake including history and physical updates for the day of surgery consents
Complete pre-admission worksheets, complete medication orders and assist with writing triplicates
Field calls for medications, nursing unit and consults while the attending surgeon is in the OR
Complete discharge packets/teaching and school notes, discharge summaries and discharge post-operative discharge orders
Provide post-operative pillows for extremity evaluation and slings and microsurgery and brachial plexus care
Manage daily plan of care and provide emergency room and hospital consultations (both in collaboration with attending)
Complete pot-operative and daily rounds, including possible weekend rounding
There is potential to participate in research and publications
No after-hours call is required, however may be instituted at a future date
Physician Assistant - requires either completion of a Physician Assistant program and an Associate's degree with a Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum one (1) year pediatric experience is required. NCCPA is required
Nurse Practitioner - requires graduation of a Nurse Practitioner program and a Master's degree. Minimum three (3) years related experience AANPCP or CPNP is required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position
Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position
Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office via CIDP for the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges
Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and assume responsibility for inpatient/outpatient care
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills for effective interactions with patients and their family members, and colleagues in multiple medical and surgery disciplines
One to two years of surgical experience is preferred - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery specific training will be provided
About Valley Children’s Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in four pediatric specialties, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years, growing from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.
Valley Children’s is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you’ll feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many of its employees have been with the organization for 10+ years and continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.
Location Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you’ll have ample opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.
At Valley Children’s it’s a career, not a job. Are you up for the challenge?
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time, exempt level position that offers a robust benefit plan and a competitive salary based on experience. Relocation bonus available.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.
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