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APP-High Acuity-PICU

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 95600
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Days, nights, occasional WE, holidays. Not on-call
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005040544-Administration - LCH


If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health—the leading community-focused academic healthcare system serving North Carolina and South Carolina. We invite Advanced Practice Providers to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Pediatric Critical Care team at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at Levine Children’s Hospital is actively seeking an Advanced Practice Practitioner to join their team of providers in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  The current PICU is 10 beds but will be expanding to a 24 bed PICU in 2024.  Levine Children's Hospital is a 234-bed pediatric hospital located on the campus of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 15 years in a row, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report with 8 specialties ranked among the best in the United States.

Job Summary

The PICU NP or PA responsibilities include providing comprehensive care to all patients in the PICU in collaboration with the attending physicians and resident team; rounding daily and providing minute by minute acute management of pediatric critically ill patients with a goal of 24/7 APP coverage. Weekends, nights and holiday rotation required. Schedule is very conducive to providing work-life balance.

The APP functions independently in the inpatient critical care clinical settings. Patients are typically intubated on ventilators and/or have hemodynamic instability. The focus is on pediatric critical illness management and invasive procedures. The APP manages invasive and non-invasive ventilation, ECMO, vasopressors and manages complex clinical cases.

Essential Functions

  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments.
  • Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care.
  • Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations.
  • Determines treatment plan for patient.
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
  • Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.
  • Acts as a patient advocate for the population served.
  • Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must be able to react and perform in stressful situations.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works. Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required. BLS for Healthcare Provider and PALS required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.

Nurse Practitioner
Master’s Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice required. Acute care board certification required. License to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required. ACNP, AGACNP or PNP-AC board certification required per population served.

Physician Assistant
Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Master’s Degree preferred. Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred. Experience in pediatric critical care preferred.

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.