Job - Nurse Practitioner - Surgical NICU Front Line Ordering Clinician

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Nurse Practitioner - Surgical NICU Front Line Ordering Clinician

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia - PA Careers Responsibilities

This position is for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  In collaboration with an attending physician, the Front Line Ordering Clinician (FLOC) Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her scope of practice and skill set.  This care is delivered in defined inpatient and hospital-outpatient areas. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research. The NPs in these roles may be required to have acute/critical care education and certification.  The appropriate education/certification will be determined by the scope of the role in a particular practice area. The clinical portion of this role will require increased level of accountability including managing a cohort of high acuity patients. In addition to managing patient care, the FLOC NP may be required to utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability. The role will also include off-shift responsibility.  The off shift rotation schedule includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays and will be determined by the clinical needs of the practice environment.

The Surgical NICU FLOC Nurse Practitioners to join our neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and fellows in providing seamless care to infants with birth defects such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, lung lesions, omphalocele and gastroschisis. Our team also cares for fetal surgery patients as part of CHOP’s renowned Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

Job Responsibilities

Assesses the complex acute, critical and chronically ill patient for urgent and emergent conditions. Uses relevant data to evaluate for physiologic instability. Utilizes the data to formulate a plan of care.
Performs therapeutic interventions to stabilize acute and critical health problems. Specific interventions are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing/privileging process.
Analyzes the indications, contraindications, risk of complications and cost-benefits of therapeutic interventions.
Manages the plan of care through evaluation, modification and documentation according to the patient’s response to therapy. Manages changes in condition with a focus on optimizing the patient outcomes.
Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of the complex acute, critical and chronic illness.
Facilitates the patient’s transitions between and within health care settings.
Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participates in the professional development of others. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practitioners, students, and other health care providers.
Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.


Job Responsibilities (Continued)



Job Responsibilities (Continued)



Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

RN - Registered Nurse

Certificate of Prescriptive Authority

National Certification - Nurse Practitioner

CRNP - Cert Regist Nurse Prac License


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Masters or doctorate degree from an NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited graduate school of nursing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. National board certification to match area of education. Previous Level III-IV NICU Experience required.


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Previous surgical NICU experience preferred

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