Monroe Carell Jr. Children¹s Hospital at Vanderbilt seeks a pediatric nurse practitioner for otolaryngology outpatient clinic. Expectations are that the candidate will be able to examine and diagnose ear, nose and throat conditions in children.
Key Functions and Expected Performances
Assessment of Health Status:
-Performs and documents in the medical record a complete history and physical examination for acute and complex chronically ill patients.
-Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
-The nurse practitioner may serve as the first responder for both nursing and house staff in the event of patient status changes, orders, and in situations requiring procedural and resuscitative interventions.
-Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team in making diagnoses of acute and complex chronic conditions.
-Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
-Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions
Formulates Plan of Care:
-Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic health care needs.
-Utilizes evidenced based practice guidelines or protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.
Implements and modifies plan of care:
-Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes.
-Manages further diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.
-May perform advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation
Communication and Collaboration:
- Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
- Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum.
- Documents/dictates key components of clinic note, H&P.
- Documentation is timely, meets acute care compliance standards and captures patient acuity.
- Demonstrates Professional Practice behaviors including:
preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of students, nursing staff, nurses, graduate and novice nurse practitioners.
- Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidenced based practice.
- Actively participates in Grand Rounds, APN council meetings, faculty and unit meetings, M&M presentations.
- Maintains CEUs, and membership in a professional organizations
-The location is the main Nashville campus and possibly also satellite access sites connected with the hospital.
The successful candidate will have an appointment as a faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation
Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all buildings on Vanderbilt property and on the grounds of the campus with the exception of designated outdoor smoking areas.
Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
This position requires a Masters Degree in Nursing, Pediatric primary or pediatric acute care nurse practitioner program completion and board certification. New graduate candidates with at least 2 years of pediatric surgical care or pediatric or neonatal intensive care nursing will be considered.
Current Tennessee Registered Nurse License and APRN Licenses with certification to fitness to prescribe controlled substances
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children¹s Hospital at Vanderbilt
The Pediatric Otolaryngology Service currently has 8 physicians and 3 nurse practitioners. The Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is undergoing an expansion and will have over 400 beds when completed. The division is a leader in multidisciplinary care and manages multiple teams including: Complex Aerodigestive, Cleft Lip and Palate, Vascular Anomalies, Cystic Fibrosis, Microtia, Refractory Sleep Apnea and Cochlear implant. The practice trains one fellow annually.