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Omaha Children's Hospital Nurse Practitioner CC - Transport in Omaha, Nebraska

Sign on bonus and relocation to those who qualify!

Children's is searching for an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to add to our Critical Care Transport Team!

The Critical Care Transport team at Children's Hospital in Omaha is the only team in Nebraska specializing in the stabilization and care of neonatal and pediatric patients. Transport services are available 24/7, and we have approximately 3000 transports per year.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Omaha operates and maintains the fleet of four ground ambulances. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the fleet, which includes 2 - EC130 helicopters and 1 - Pilatus PC 12 fixed wing. Children’s Hospital is the sole users of these aircrafts.

Our transport team consists of highly skilled RNs, Paramedics, and Nurse Practitioners. The team provides the most advanced, cutting-edge care for both newborn and pediatric patients. Designed to bridge the gap between Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and other medical facilities throughout the region. The team transports patients to our new state of the art Hubbard Center for Children, which is a level 2 trauma center, consisting of a 20-room emergency department, 32-room cardiac care unit, 32-room pediatric intensive care unit, and 52-room neonatal intensive care unit.

We have received The Gold Standard of Nursing Excellence, Magnet Recognition 4 times, which is an honor achieved by only 2% of hospitals nationwide. Furthermore, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is proud to announce that Children’s Hospital Pediatric & Neonatal Transport was awarded accreditation on April 9, 2019.

Job Summary:

The advanced practice provider (APP) at CHMC provides patient centered, specialized, evidence based care across the continuum through an interprofessional approach to treatment, research, education and advocacy. APP’s are board-certified providers that assume responsibility and accountability for health stabilization, promotion, and maintenance of acute and chronic illness or injury. This role contributes to the mission and vision of the organization by being accountable for the delivery of compassionate and safe care within the scope of practice as defined by the Nebraska state statues, administrative code and CHMC bylaws. The APP is committed to a culture of clinical excellence, respect, innovation, and academic inquiry through collaborative practice with all members of the care delivery team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for providing safe, comprehensive and compassionate clinical care.

  • Assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes.

  • Seeks and integrates the perspectives of interprofessional team members in developing and implementing the plan of care.

  • Preforms diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; prescribes medications and complex medical regimes while monitoring for desired and adverse outcomes, specific to the infant/child with high risk, complex acute, critical, or chronic conditions.

  • Applies evidence based medicine pertinent to neonatal/pediatric populations.

  • Continuously evaluates the relationships among access, cost, quality, safety and their influence on healthcare outcomes and sustainability.

  • Assumes leadership role to establish and monitor standards of practice and to improve patient care through sharing knowledge, leading teams and developing programs.

  • Constant consideration of child’s development, family’s readiness and resources when translating health information, education and support.

  • Demonstrate understanding of internal and external rules, regulations and legislation as it relates to APP practice, licensure, certification and billing compliance.

  • Maintains accurate log of credentialed procedures performed. Demonstrates competency and expertise when performing credentialed procedures/specialty skills.

  • Serves as an advocate for the needs of the children and their families across the health care continuum ensuring the best patient/family experience possible.

  • Demonstrates responsiveness to the organizational functions of the transport process.

  • Response Times are within targeted benchmarks set by the program.

  • Complies with ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing operational safety in accordance with current guidelines.

  • Checks, cleans, and stocks transport bags and equipment. Ensures equipment is in good working order.

  • Maintains all transport equipment in a state of mission readiness by checking all equipment at the beginning of each shift, noting any discrepancies and ensuring steps toward resolution.

  • Cleans equipment and restocks bags after a transport.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of transport equipment location, function and restocking procedures. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot all equipment and ensures that all malfunctions are promptly reported.

  • Completes daily, weekly, monthly and ongoing equipment checklists.

  • Completes quarterly competencies, monthly education, aircrew training, and other educational and professional development requirements when assigned.

  • Completes Emergency Vehicle Operations training and maintains awareness of role in Emergency Vehicle Operations.

  • Utilizes lights and sirens as per Children’s Policy adhering to standard safety practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Satisfy all relevant criteria and qualifications outlined in the Medical Staff Policy on Allied Health Professional, required to be credentialed.

  • Maintains practice agreement with service of specialty, and practices within framework of respective scope of practice.

  • Must be knowledgeable in billing regulation practices to include documentation requirements/CPT coding regulations.

  • Knowledge of physical, mental, developmental, emotional and social needs of the neonate, infant, toddler, pre-school, school age and adolescent patients

  • Maintains current knowledge and skill level in field through reading appropriate journals, networking, and attendance at conferences or seminars.

  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritizing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple disciplines.

  • Ability to be self-directed, with minimum supervision, and detail oriented.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education as required by Department of Health and Human Services-Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division as represented by APRN licensure in the State of Nebraska

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience Critical Care required. Experience can be satisfied as a Critical Care RN, Critical Care APRN, or combination of both.

  • Previous Advanced Practice Provider experience in pediatrics/neonatal preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current and valid unrestricted Nebraska APRN state licensure required

  • Current and valid nationally recognized pediatric nurse practitioner acute care certification is required

  • Maintain active Federal DEA license required within 30 days of hire.

  • Current and valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS) required with in 6 mos of hire.

  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.

  • Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS) required.

  • Current and valid Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Satisfy all relevant criteria and qualifications outlined in the Medical Staff Policy on Allied Health Professional, required to be credentialed.

  • Must have valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle driving record required

  • Must be able to work in an environment which includes the use of ambulance, helicopter, and airplane patient transport vehicles that results in exposure to non-conventional motions, noise, vibration, fumes and extreme heat/cold.

  • Due to the aircraft the Organization utilizes for both rotary and fixed wing, all Transport applicants must be 225 lbs or under at time of hire.

EOE/Vets/Disabled

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Make a meaningful difference improving the lives of children!

At Children’s, the region’s only full-service pediatric healthcare center, our people make us the very best for kids. Come cultivate your passion, purpose and professional development in an environment of excellence and inclusion, where team members are supported and deeply valued. Opportunities for career growth abound as we grow our services and spaces, including the cutting-edge Hubbard Center for Children. Join our highly engaged, caring team—and join us in providing brighter, healthier tomorrows for the children we serve.

Requisition ID : 18354