Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Practitioner who is accountable for a "defined"patient population. Functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patientadvocate, care coordinator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. Possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. Provision of patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and in accordance with Valley Children's policies. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit scope of practice and all information related to credentialing to the medical staff office, and/or Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.
Current California Registered Nurse Licensure and a graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program. Master's degree in Nursing or a Master's degree in a clinical field related to nursing. California State Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. National Certification by an applicable nurse practitioner certifying body or demonstrated eligibility and progress towards certification. Minimum three years related experience. Prefer five years of increasingly responsible experience which demonstrates professional working knowledge of nursing theory and practice, with competence in physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic neonatal problems. Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staffing office via CIDP for the appropriate scope and practice, written standardize protocols, and furnishing privileges. Bilingual skills desirable. BLS and NRP required.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits and relocation assistance offered
We are a nonprofit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital with a medical staff of more than 550 physicians. In California, we treat more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego. With 358 licensed beds, Valley Children's Healthcare is one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation.
Valley Children’s offers the most comprehensive array of services for critica...lly ill newborns to ensure the best possible quality of life.
Critically ill infants face serious and/or potentially lifelong or deadly challenges due to extreme prematurity, congenital defects, injury, chronic illness and more. From open-heart surgery on a heart the size of a walnut, to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) – a life-sustaining intervention for failing heart and lung function – we can provide all the expert neonatal care right here in the Central Valley.
Valley Children’s main campus provides Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) support - the highest level of care available for neonates and infants. Valley Children’s supports a network of NICUs throughout Central California.
We are the first children's hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. We are also accredited by the Joint Commission.
We perform more than 12,000 pediatric surgeries a year and our pediatric and neonatal intensive care units have some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.