Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-RN-MSN

Location: Kirtland AFB, NM
Date Posted: 11-05-2012
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in Medical and Allied Health Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of clinical professionals for both premier private sector and military clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs.  At Fidelity Partners considers our employees to be our most valuable asset and offer a rewarding place to work which fosters both individual and professional growth.
We are currently accepting applications for a qualified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  to support one of our military clients at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
·         Possess current certification by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
·         Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
·         Must have knowledge of professional nursing theories, principles, practices, and procedures of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; a variety of pharmacological agents to prescribe for patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications for their use; comprehensive knowledge of pediatric dosages and precautions; administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient’s health and medical conditions including explanation of procedures to patients and their patients, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care; and, computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and electronic medical records and patient information systems.
 The duties include but are not limited to the following:
·         Provide a full range of primary care pediatric nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF
·         Perform routine developmental screenings.
·         Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses.
·         Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns.
·         Provide childhood immunizations.
·         Perform school and sports physicals.
·         Performs procedures and prescribes pediatric treatment and medications based on assessment results and standards of care within the scope of practice of a pediatric nurse practitioner as defined by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).
·         Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of newborns, infants, children and adolescents through age 17 years. Identifies and manages specific pediatric illnesses.
·         Prepares and reviews case histories and clinical records of newborns, infants, children and adolescents through age 17 years. Secures a health and developmental history from the patient or parent; records findings and makes critical evaluation.
·         Examines patients, determines need for radiological examinations and clinical laboratory tests, and interprets examinations findings and test results. Also, performs or requests special screening and developmental tests and interprets the results.
·         Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops plan to meet these needs. Teaches patients and family members different ways to maintain or improve their health status.
·         Provides healthcare and preventative services to pediatric patients and their family members, including age specific anticipatory guidance in growth and development, nutrition, common illnesses, safety, and discipline.
·         Evaluates clinical practice and collaborates with health care team members as the Primary Care Manager to improve patient delivery for an empanelment of pediatric patients.
·         Makes appropriate referrals to general pediatrician, family practice physician, and/or specialty physician as warranted.
EOE. Government clearance/background check required, reference check and drug screen are required.
Interested candidates may apply at or fax resumes to 210-568-4518
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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