Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse, who utilizes advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in providing primary and/or specialized health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities across the health-illness continuum. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative model. Duties include participation in coordination of care and inter-service and inter-team collaboration for specialty areas. The nurse practitioner works closely with physicians and resident staff, patient care staff, patients and families to manage plan of care. The nurse practitioner works across Neonatal Intensive Care units at both Children’s Hospital and Hutzel Women’s Hospital and on day and night shifts and weekends. The nurse practitioner works as an autonomous practitioner or in collaboration with a physician, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments to patient(s) using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. The nurse practitioner writes medical orders (medications and tests) and procedures subject to internal and external rules and regulations of credentialing. The nurse practitioner also functions as a consultant, educator, researcher, resource and role model for patient, families, community, nursing personnel and other health care providers. The nurse practitioner evaluates the quality of care rendered; analyzes and promotes system changes to enhance quality of care and organizational effectiveness/efficiency; conducts/utilizes research to promote health and improve health care delivery. The nurse practitioner assumes responsibility for own professional development. Appropriate privileges, licensure and certification are required to prescribe pharmacological and medical interventions.
Expectations and Responsibilities: Under the limited direction of the attending physician or designee, 1. Obtains and records patient medical history 2. Performs physical examinations 3. Develops, prioritized, comprehensive problem list 4. Orders, evaluates and monitors medical and laboratory diagnostic tests and treatment and consultation plans. 5. Accompany patient(s) to diagnostic procedure. 6. Performs, documents, procedures (specifically delivery room attendance, reservoir taps, lumbar punctures, endotracheal intubation, peripheral inserted central line placement, umbilical line insertion, Intraossess line placement, thoracentesis, chest tubes and exchange transfusions, abdominal paracentesis, moderate sedation) 7. Maintains active Neonatal Resuscitation Provider and/or PALS card as per institutional requirements. 8. Prepares, develops and initiates treatment plan in consultation with attending physician. 9. Documentations in Electronic Medical record. 10. Educates and counsels patient and family members on condition, desired results of treatment plans, expectations during illness and recovery, and other related areas. 11. Participates in teaching and patient management conferences. 12. Engage in quality improvement measures for safety and compliance 13. Coordinates and facilitates continuity of care that crosses institutional and organizational boundaries. 14. Acts as a patient/family advocate to ensure health care services are delivered in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.
1. Master’s degree in nursing, specializing Neonatology from an accredited College or University. 2. Must have board certification in Neonatology and two to 5 years working as an RN; previous experience as an NP preferred but not required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan. State of Michigan Nurse Specialty Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
Internal Number: 001
About University Pediatricians
University Pediatricians is the practice plan for the Department of Pediatrics at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. We are affiliated with Children's Hospital of Michigan, the only free standing children's hospital in the state. University Pediatricians is a not-for-profit corporation and serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide essential access to care for a significant population of children with chronic illnesses within Michigan and the surrounding region. Ensuring that University Pediatricians can continue to serve our patient population is a key element to our contracting strategy.
Working in coordination with Children's Hospital of Michigan we strive to improve the health and well-being of all children and their communities by advancing science and the practice of pediatric health care and through advocacy programs.
Our group provides medical services in all of the pediatric sub-specialties listed below:
Critical Care Medicine
Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
Hematology/Oncology/Bone Ma...rrow Transplantation
Hemophilia Treatment Center
Neonatal and Prenatal Medicine
Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Prevention Center
In addition to providing services on our main campus, we provide services at various locations throughout Michigan. We provide medical education for pediatric residents and pediatric sub-specialty fellowships each year.
Our core values include compassion, integrity, innovation, respect and accountability. We instill these values in order to promote a family-centered system of care and prevention that will benefit children, families and communities. We educate physicians and other health care professionals in order to provide outstanding care. As an employee of University Pediatricians, we encourage employees to take great pride in being a member of a Company that has an excellent reputation for helping children and their families. We strongly believe that each employee directly contributes to our overall success.