Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, NP -Ambulatory/Inpatient, Wage/PRN, pediatric cardiology

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Posted: Jul 15, 2019

Job Description

Masters-prepared nationally certified clinician who manages the care of a defined patient population as a dominant aspect of the role. Recognized as an interdisciplinary leader within the service area. Consistently demonstrates core competencies of advanced practice in a defined specialty: Expert direct clinical practice Consultation Research skills Clinical and professional leadership Collaboration Ethical decision-making Expert coaching and guidance

Relationship Based Care: reflects the influence of the nurses relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Relationship with Patients and Families
Patient/Family: Includes the patient/family in the goal setting/planning/implementation and delivery of care. Holistically deals with complex situations and family dynamics in order to promote the patient's health and wellness. Seeks out and engages support resources. Recognizes situations in which personal bias may influence action. Provides education based on unique learning needs assessment including patient/family values, beliefs, health practices, developmental level, learning needs, readiness and ability to learn. Uses teach-back techniques to determine effectiveness of patient/family education strategies. Modifies strategies based on evaluation of teach-back. May participate in the development of new standardized teaching materials adhering to medical center policy. Utilizes patient experience data (as available) to evaluate inclusion in care and patient education.
Relationship Based Care reflects the influence of the nurses relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Relationship with Self and Colleagues
Self: Demonstrates care of self through practices that support personal well-being, personal safety and injury prevention. Colleague: Supports healthy work environment by demonstrating respectful verbal and non-verbal communication with all team members (Do not gossip or engage in gossip. Share criticism constructively and privately. Resolve differences 1:1.). Seeks assistance for help with challenging communication. Colleagues: Participates in interprofessional collaboration, including but not limited to education, consultation, management, technological development, or research to enhance outcomes. Provides rationales for plan-of-care changes, and collaborative discussions to improve care and outcomes.
Expert Caring encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of care.
Plans, coordinates and prioritizes patient care activities considering patients' unique needs and modifies as needed. Manages (CNS)/prescribes (NP) traditional, integrative and pharmacological EBP treatments, therapies and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of EBP clinical resources and coaches others to find and employ resources.
Integrates ethical decision-making and initiates appropriate resources for the patient population/setting. Exemplifies appropriate engagement and moral agency when advocating and influencing patients, families, peers, and leaders.
Maintains safety and continuity during hand off of care between caregivers within the organization and externally. Collaborates in planning for transitions across the continuum of care. Facilitates effective communication to support intra-agency and inter-agency provision of care.
Empowered Leaders demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
Actively participates (attends meetings, reviews minutes and provides constructive feedback, helps with pre-work or follow up work) in Shared Governance at the local, regional or central PNSO level. Articulates knowledge of PNSO structure.
Practices autonomously within APN scope of practice/ skills.
Lifelong Learners encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal and external learning opportunities and recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
Seeks internal and external experiences and/or mentorship to expand knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment; to enhance role performance; and to increase knowledge of professional issues.
Articulates the value of, and actively promotes specialty certification and serves as role model for formal education. May participate in certification preparation exercises (ex: group study activities, or review courses).
Maintains membership in an external professional nursing organization and shares information with colleagues and/or community. Is active (attends meetings, reads publications, participates in learning offerings, holds office, publishes, edits, etc.) in local or national professional organization and shares information with colleagues to improve nursing practice. Influences colleague participation as appropriate.
Precepts (as applicable) nurses and team members. Promotes welcoming environment and supports assimilation. Identifies learning needs in collaboration with orientee. Develops, implements, and evaluates teaching plan. Communicates with manager and documents validated skills and developmental goals.
Quality Achievement includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities and commitment to standard work.
Adheres to documentation guidelines and serves as resource for others in use of EMR practice setting.
Identifies, addresses and serves as resource for patient safety concerns. Partners with leaders to implement solutions within the practice setting. Support adoption of organization-level solutions.
Can identify unit/area and organization quality metrics/outcomes and improvement activities and coaches others in understanding of unit/area data. Uses available benchmarks as a means to evaluate practice at the individual level.
Demonstrates appropriate Problem-Solving behaviors for the APN1 role, as negotiated with administrator. IMPORTANT: As part of the JDPA, attach a progress report on the outcomes achieved for your role, using the PNSO APN Outcomes Template. Discuss progress achieved, and negotiate specific goals and outcomes expectations for the upcoming year.
Innovation is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.
Integrates relevant nursing research to improve quality in nursing practice within the practice setting. Promotes a climate of clinical inquiry. Demonstrates ethical principles when conducting research/ quality improvement.
Identifies need for change/innovative ideas/technology. Participates in the development and implementation of change/innovative ideas/ technology in the practice setting.
Demonstrates openness to change by actively seeking knowledge and promoting understanding of change to colleagues.
Identifies opportunities for documentation system improvements and communicates them via appropriate channels. (i.e. specific service notes/formats)
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Position Compensation Range: $38.98 - $62.37 Hourly


Education: Master of Science in Nursing from accredited nursing program.

Experience: None

Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. Licensed to prescribe medication in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 - 100lbs. May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

  • Part time

University of Virginia Health System

1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, Vi 22908

Phone: (434) 243-3344

Fax: (434) 243-3344



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