Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care - PT/Days

SUMMARY: The Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Practitioner who is accountable for a "defined" patient population. Functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. Possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. Provision of patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and in accordance with VCH policies. Some positions will be responsible for being on call according to a predetermined schedule or as needed, pursuant to hospital needs. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit Scope of Practice and all information for credentialing, to the Medical Staff office, Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.

REQUIREMENTS: Active CA RN license. Graduation of a Nurse Practitioner program and a Master's degree. Nurse Practitioner National Certification is required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position. A minimum of three (3) years related experience is required. Prefer a minimum of five (5) years increasingly responsible experience which demonstrated professional working knowledge of nursing theory and practice, with competence in physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic pediatric problems. Experience in pediatrics and/or palliative care is highly preferred.

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 Committee on Interdisciplinary Practices (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 disciplines.

POSITION DETAILS: Part Time, 40 hours per pay period

LOCATION: Madera, CA

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