Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Denver Health is looking for an experienced APP comfortable with the full spectrum of Level 3 care including HFOV and therapeutic hypothermia. This person must have extensive delivery room experience and be comfortable teaching house staff and students. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2-3 years of recent experience in a busy Level 3 or 4 NICU. Under general supervision, coordinates care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Communicates with and educates patients and families. Provides inpatient care in the Newborn Nursery. Works closely with midlevel providers, and nursing staff in education, care coordination and process and performance improvement.
Education and Experience 1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved pediatric nurse practitioner program (Master’s preferred) or graduation from an accredited education program for Physician Assistants and successful completion of certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant. 2. One year related clinical experience preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Knowledge of medical principles and procedures. 2. Knowledge of care of pediatric and neonatal patients. 3. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other internal and external team members to ensure project completion. 4. Ability to act as a resource to staff for clinical and care coordination issues. 5. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to contribute to the development of staff by identifying learning needs and assisting with those needs. 6. Ability to teach staff and providers. 7. Knowledge of performance improvement processes. 8. Knowledge and accountability for department’s productivity, efficiency and financial viability. Computers and Technology 1. Computer skills required. Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR). Certification by a national certifying body approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, with current registration with the Colorado Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Registry. Provisional or Full Prescriptive Authority, if eligible. Advance Practice nurses without Provisional Prescriptive Authority must be actively working towards Full Prescriptive Authority within five years after provision authority is granted. Or 2. Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant; must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners. Depending on the needs of the assigned are incumbents in this job title may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.(examples: NRP, PALS, ACLS). All certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept in current as a condition of continued employment.
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