Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Background: The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Palliative Care Team was established in 2007 as one of the first of its kind in the nation. We define the goal of our team as the prevention and treatment of physical, social, emotional and spiritual suffering in both patients and their caregivers. The team offers a broad range of services to families affected by serious childhood illness that includes prenatal consultation and counseling, inpatient consultation, outpatient consultation in both clinic and home settings, primary care services for medically complex individuals, and support for bereaved families. Since its inception, the team has provided services to approximately 1200 families. The team completes approximately 100 new patient consultations per year. At any given time the team follows approximately 250 patients at a variety of levels of care, including a daily inpatient census of 15-20 and comprehensive primary care services for approximately 100 patients. The Pediatric Palliative Care Team proudly offers families 24/7/365 on-call availability. The team’s strengths are the provision of continuity to medically complex patients, excellent communication with families and between providers, and advocacy for family and patient values and priorities. Purpose: The Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP) is an advanced practice nurse, who utilizes advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in providing both acute and primary health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities across the spectrum of complex, chronic, life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. The PPCNP is expected to be passionate about improving care for this patient population and driven to expand knowledge and expertise in the field of Pediatric Palliative Care. The PPCNP will be expected to have excellent skills in inter-team, multidisciplinary collaboration. The purpose of the PPCNP will be to work as a valued and equal member of the Palliative Care Team towards goals of expanding and improving care for patients, education and awareness of palliative care services for medical professionals and the community at large, and quality improvement and research initiatives.
? Demonstration of interest in hospice and palliative care. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Under the limited direction of the attending physician or designee, 1. Participate in initial and follow-up consultation for children from the perinatal period through young adulthood to elicit sources of discomfort, parental and patient values, and determine plan of care that supports the assessment. 2. Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on new and active patients. 3. Maintain accurate and timely documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, treatment, and plan of care. 4. Coordinate care of chronically ill, medically complex infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with complex and life limiting conditions. 5. Order tests and prescribe medications based on assessments. 6. Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignment. 7. Establish relationships with professionals in other healthcare and community organizations to develop strong partnerships that support improved patient outcomes and the health of the community served. 8. Participate in education and outreach to promote staff and community development regarding palliative care. 9. Contributes to and assists with the sustainability and expansion of the Palliative Care Program. 10. Takes a leadership role in continuing established palliative care events and programs and creating new events and programs, including writing and submitting grants for funding. Working Conditions: 1. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds with or without assistance. 2. Able to complete duties under stress, deadlines, and while attending to multiple duties simultaneously. 3. Prolonged computer related exposure, as well as sitting and standing at workstations for long periods of time. 4. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 5. Bending, sitting, and standing frequently throughout the day. 6. Occasionally travel off-site for home visits, meetings, conferences, seminars, and training. Work Schedule: ? 8 hrs/day M-F with broad flexibility ? Limited overnight and weekend call coverage EXEMPT STATUS: This position is exempt from overtime pay provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Qualifications: ? Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan. ? State of Michigan Nurse Specialty Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. ? Two to 5 years working as an RN. ? Previous experience as an NP preferred but not required ? Experience caring for medically complex children with advanced illnesses and their families
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About University Pediatricians/Children's Hospital of Michigan
We are the practice plan for Children's Hospital of Michigan.University Pediatricians is the practice plan for the Department of Pediatrics at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. We are affiliated with Children's Hospital of Michigan, the only free standing children's hospital in the state. University Pediatricians is a not-for-profit corporation and serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide essential access to care for a significant population of children with chronic illnesses within Michigan and the surrounding region. Ensuring that University Pediatricians can continue to serve our patient population is a key element to our contracting strategy.
Working in coordination with Children's Hospital of Michigan we strive to improve the health and well-being of all children and their communities by advancing science and the practice of pediatric health care and through advocacy programs.
Our group provides medical services in all of the pediatric sub-specialties listed below:
Critical Care Medicine
...Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation
Hemophilia Treatment Center
Neonatal and Prenatal Medicine
Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Prevention Center
In addition to providing services on our main campus, we provide services at various locations throughout Michigan. We provide medical education for pediatric residents and pediatric sub-specialty fellowships each year.
Our core values include compassion, integrity, innovation, respect and accountability. We instill these values in order to promote a family-centered system of care and prevention that will benefit children, families and communities. We educate physicians and other health care professionals in order to provide outstanding care. As an employee of University Pediatricians, we encourage employees to take great pride in being a member of a Company that has an excellent reputation for helping children and their families. We strongly believe that each employee directly contributes to our overall success.