Job Description

Advanced Practitioner - Pediatric Surgery Clinic

JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for the patient population of pediatric surgery and
trauma. The Pediatric Surgery/Trauma Advanced Practitioner (PA or NP) functions in the role of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, and care coordinator within the specialized area of pediatric surgery and trauma services in collaboration with the Pediatric Surgery/Trauma surgeons. The advanced practitioner acts as a clinical resource to all departments responsible for the care of the surgical/trauma patient. The individual possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill, and competence in the provision of pediatric surgery and trauma care directly to the patient, family and community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. Provision of pediatric surgery/trauma patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, and regulations, and, in accordance with EMS
agency policies and VCH policies.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program or a Physician Assistant program, Master's Degree in Nursing or related field, and valid CA RN License required. Minimum three years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant in pediatric surgery with experience in the area of pediatric trauma. Minimum five years increasingly responsible experience, which demonstrates proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to perform the job. NCCPA, TNCC, ATCN, and BLS certifications required, ATLS certification preferred. 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.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time exempt level position


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