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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Rheumatology. The position is located at St Louis Children's Hospital. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position will involve the outpatient care and management of pediatric patients with known or suspected primary immune deficiencies in a multi-disciplinary Pediatric Immunology program. The focus of this position is primarily in the outpatient setting. This nurse practitioner will work under physician oversight as required by state regulation, and function within the scope of practice defined by the NP’s specialty certification, hospital medical by-laws, and, where it exists, the collaborative practice agreement. This position will serve as a coordinator and primary contact for patients and referring physicians, including coordination of patient referrals and outpatient clinics.� Responsibilities will include assessing and treating patients in outpatient clinic under the supervision of physician specialists, management of infusion therapies, coordination of clinical care including regular follow-up with all patients seen in Immunology clinic and referring physicians, participation in educational conferences, and education of patients and families.� Occasionally this position will include working with physicians for inpatient consultations.� Additional duties may include recruitment of patients for research studies.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct patient care to include obtaining patient history, performing patient assessment via observation, interview and examination; orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic studies; performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care; provides direct treatment and management of acute and chronic disease conditions; develops and implements patient-centered plan of care in collaboration with physicians, patients, consultants, nurses, ancillary care providers, and others as appropriate to the patient’s condition.
Manages health conditions via prescriptive authority or referral to other healthcare providers or community resources; may perform diagnostic or therapeutic interventions consistent with certification and state regulations.
May bill for services covered by collaborative practice agreement.
Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options, and community resources.
Monitors/ensures accuracy of patient medical records, maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with established clinic/hospital standards.
Provides management services for clinical research study projects; monitors participating subjects, including medication administration and family/patient education.
Works in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Regularly participates in constant quality improvement and process improvement activities centered on the goal of providing exceptional, evidence-based patient care.
Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.���������������
Current MSN with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner program.
APN licensure or ability to successfully obtain licensure within 3 months of date of hire.
Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Pediatric inpatient or outpatient experience.
Experience with immunology is preferred but not required.
Experience managing patients with complex medical conditions preferred.
Holds current certification in patient care field and required specialty.
The hiring range for this position is $78,146 - $109,408 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S30.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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