Feb 28, 2024

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Pediatric ENT Hendersonville Clinic

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA
Pediatric

Job Description

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, VUMC is a community of diverse individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning, and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Organization:

In-Patient Nrs Practnrs 20

Job Summary:

JOB SUMMARY
The pediatric otolaryngology advanced practice provider (APP) within the outpatient pediatric otolaryngology—head and neck surgery network of clinics works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The APP functions primarily in the outpatient setting working as an independent provider in the new Pediatric Otolaryngology facility located in Hendersonville, TN.

In addition, the APP will support the larger Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Service. The APP has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assessment of Health Status

• Performs and documents in the medical record a complete history and physical examination for acute and chronically ill children presenting for outpatient assessment.

• Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.

• Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.

• 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 the child’s 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, such as flexible endoscopy, 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 of care.

• Documents/dictates key components of the child’s progress via clinic notes, phone calls and communications within the electronic medical record

• 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 organization.

Position Details:

  • Hendersonville, TN Clinic

  • Monday through Friday

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

As a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee, you make a difference to our patients and their families by bringing compassion and care to those in need of hope and healing. Please see our current employee benefits offered:

Affordable High Quality Health Plan Options

Dental and /or vision plan

403 (b) retirement plan

Paid Time off (flex PTO)

Tuition Reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)

Short-Long term disability

Subsidized backup childcare

Minimum Requirements:


This position requires a Masters Degree in Nursing, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program completion and certification, minimum of 1 year of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner strongly preferred.

Or

The position requires a graduate of a physician assistant training program accredited by C.A.H.E.A., C.A.A.H.E.P. or A.R.C.-P.A.; and has successfully completed the examination of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

New graduate candidates with at least 1 year of pediatric surgical care or pediatric intensive care nursing will be considered.

License and Certifications Required:

If APRN Candidate:


1. Current Tennessee Registered Nurse License

2. Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License with certification of fitness to prescribe controlled substances

3. Current Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (PNP-PC)

If PA Candidate:

1. Current Tennessee Physician Assistant License with certification of fitness to prescribe controlled substances

2. Current Physician Assistant Board Certification (PA-C)

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

As a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee, you make a difference to our patients and their families by bringing compassion and care to those in need of hope and healing. Please see our current employee benefits offered:

  • Affordable High Quality Health Plan Options
  • Dental and /or vision plan
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Paid Time off (flex PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)
  • Short-Long term disability
  • Subsidized backup childcare
  • And many more... Ask us about our current inpatient nursing supplemental Pay Program!

Achieve the Remarkable:

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

  • Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html
  • Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html
  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html
  • Education& Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

Core Accountabilities:

Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

Core Capabilities :

Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

Position Qualifications:

Responsibilities:

Certifications:

LIC-Licensed Nurse Practitioner - Tennessee

Work Experience:

Relevant Work Experience


Experience Level:

Less than 1 year

Education:

Master's

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled