At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our NICU Growth and Developmental Support Program (NICU GraDS) and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
Children who spend significant time in the NICU after birth, due to preterm birth or complex medical problems, may benefit from special monitoring & interventions after hospital discharge. NICU GraDS provides ongoing medical & developmental evaluation and support for these children & their families. We provide consultation to families, pediatricians, & other medical subspecialists, regarding developmental & medical issues that are specific to infants at risk for ongoing medical & developmental problems.
The Nurse Practitioner will responsible for:
Providing outpatient medical and developmental support services to infants & young children ages 0-3 years who are considered high-risk due to preterm birth & associated health problems.
Assessing, planning, implementing, & evaluating the care plan for a panel of patients. This includes evaluating individual health care status of patients by eliciting a patient history, performing a physical examination & age-appropriate developmental screening, assessing risk, and interpreting this information to establish a diagnosis.
Developing & implementing a plan of care within defined guidelines for practice in consultation with attending physician and other members of the team.
Additionally, this role will dedicate 20% effort to interdisciplinary care integration and management for NICU GraDS patients & participate in the measurement of the impact of this role with support from the Department of Accountable Care and Clinical Integration. The individual will work with a multidisciplinary care team & a project team, to coordinate & track the care of patients with complex medical and developmental needs across different BCH subspecialties, primary care, & community agencies to promote value-based care initiatives and quality improvement.
To qualify, you must have:
MSN & current Nurse Practitioner license in MA.
3-5 years of pediatric Nurse Practitioner experience & critical care nursing experience is strongly preferred, but exceptional recent NP graduates will be considered with 3-5 years of transplant and/or critical care RN experience.
The ability to work independently, must possess excellent time management skills with fine attention to detail.
Excellent communication & collaborative skills, analytic skills to resolve issues of complex patient population.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.