Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Medical Clinic
Much has changed since that time. Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region.
One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community. Sycuan is more than just a business. Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal. Whether you work in our state-of-the-art Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) delivers direct patient care in collaboration with licensed physicians. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, order diagnostic exams [laboratory, radiology], recommend referral to specialist, supporting wellness including immunization schedules, and prescribing medication. He/she obtains appropriate medical histories, performs physical exams, assesses and treats patients with health care needs which are generally not life threatening.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan Management at any time)
Patient age 1 month [infancy] through 17 [teenager] years of age:
- Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing/presenting illness, risk factors, family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination.
- Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness.
- Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
- Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Handles minor lacerations.
- Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention. Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs.
- Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies.
- Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
- Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty. Complies with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy.
- Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
- Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
- Willing to work on quality initiatives to improve patient care, related to pediatric patient population
- Comply with all Infection Control and Environment of Safety practices
- Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Graduated from accredited Advance Practice Nurse Education program. Family practice or Pediatrics. Formal pediatric training preferred.
- Current family or pediatric nurse practitioner/advance practice nurse licensure in the State of California.
- Minimum one year of nurse practitioner experience. Pediatric experience preferred.
- Current Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care (AC-PNP) or Primary Care (PNP) certification.
- Current Advance Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP).
- Maintains active DEA.
- Current CPR certification.
- Possess minimum of Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Doctorate level preparation [DNP] preferred.
- Familiarity with the Indian Health Service, HRSA, AAAHC and NCQA requirements and standards of practice.
- Familiarity with Patient Centered Medical Home.
- Familiarity with Quality Management and Improvement Committee initiatives including quality improvement programs, studies and reporting.
- Tribal Clinic experience
Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent English oral and written communication skills
- Excellent knowledge of medical clinic protocols
- Ability to complete forms and documents
- Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to appear for work at scheduled time
- Ability to maintain professionalism and composure
- Ability to accept constructive criticism
- Excellent knowledge of laws and regulations governing medical records and medical office management
- Ability to provide excellent internal and external customer service
- Pay Type Salary
- Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America