Banner Health * Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner - Exciting Opportunity to Join Banner Pediatric Leaders in Tucson, Arizona

  • Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner - Exciting Opportunity to Join Banner Pediatric LeadersBanner Health

Tucson, AZ 85719

Accepts J1s:No

Accepts H1Bs:No Response

Loan Assistance:No

Practice Type:Employee

Verified Date:04/06/2018

Job ID:629163

Employer Job ID:26259

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The Department of General Surgery at the University of Arizona and Banner University Medical Group are actively seeking a Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practioner to provide afull range of servicesat its Tucson and South campus locations.The Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, is a dynamic environment offering comprehensive and multi-disciplinary surgical and medical care for our patients. Our Surgeons provide the best in patient care, resident and medical student education and training, and extensive community and academic endeavors. This NP role will work with a comprehensive team to provide the best patient care.

The Pediatric Surgical Nurse Practitioner has in-depth knowledge and clinic expertise in the care of pediatric surgical patients, particularly children with surgically managed birth defects or long term chronic health problems. The Nurse Practitioner will complement and assist faculty in the care of patients of the Pediatric General Surgery Service. The Nurse Practitioner will act as a full member of the Pediatric General Surgery Team, taking responsibility for the safe delivery of care to both inpatients and outpatients which include the following:

  • The Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with the Attending assesses, plans, implements, evaluates an appropriate plan of care including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, in accordance with APN practice guidelines and in conjunction with the collaborating physician for patients within their specialty practice

  • Provides family-centered care to meet other family needs such as psycho-social support, education, and discharge planning in conjunction with the discharge planner, RN's, Care Coordinators and other related disciplines.

  • Collaborates with nurses, physicians, dieticians, therapists, and social worker to implement surgical care of the pediatric patient

  • Act as a liaison between the Pediatric General Surgery team and all clinical staff caring for the patient

  • Investigates, recommends and educates team members about new approaches in the nursing care of pediatric surgery patients

  • Provides clinical education to both families and staff

  • Initiates and participates in education, research with evidence base practice, professional, and organizational activities that contribute to improving patient care, the scientific knowledge base of nursing, program operation, or their own professional development. Also mentors others in the areas of clinical competence and professional development.

  • Participates in patient care rounds including Fetal Treatment and Tumor board as needed

  • Attends weekly division meetings, monthly staff meetings and hospital committees as directed

  • Participates in AHP committee meetings as invited or AHP standing meetings as scheduled

  • Collaborates with and provides clinical coverage for division colleagues

  • Provides outpatient care for own panel of patients to include patients with gastrostomy tubes, wound care needs, and ostomy care.

Essential Functions:

  • Minimum 3 years recent NP experience in pediatrics is ideal.

  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification

  • Active Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

  • Active NP Furnishing license

  • Active and transferable DEA license to Arizona as required by your clinical specialty

  • Current national certification in a pediatric specialty by first day of work

  • Completed a NP recognized graduate Master's degree program as a Nurse Practitioner

  • Able to be or already paneled with Medicare and Medicaid with CMS and in turn eligible for CCS paneling as appropriate for Pediatric environments

  • Reappointment process occurs every two years following initial approval of hospital privilege

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of pediatric surgical patients

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Banner – University Medicine, with locations in Phoenix and Tucson, makes the highest level of care accessible to Arizona residents. Academic medicine provides patients the best health care has to offer in the areas of research, teaching and patient care.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, formerly University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report and has the Magnet® designation for outstanding nursing care.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, is a nationally recognized academic medical center, highly regarded for its expertise to treat some of the most complex medical cases. It is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

We offer a generous salary and benefits. Please submit your CV for immediate consideration

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. BUMG is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.