Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego is looking for an experienced Critical Care Nurse Practitioner to join our highly engaged team of healthcare professionals in our Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.
Our 30-bed CTICU is a part of Rady Children’s Heart Institute and provides cardiac inpatient care for newborns to adults with congenital or acquired heart disease. RCHSD, a nationally recognized, Magnet® designated organization, performs over 300 open heart surgeries a year for a total of 500 cases. The CTICU delivers excellent critical care management and utilizes state of the art technology, including mechanical circulatory support with ECMO and VADs. The NP team is a highly valued asset in the CTICU, providing coverage and working in collaboration with surgery, cardiology, PICU, and consultative service lines.
PER DIEM POSITION DETAILS:
Schedule: Rotating, 12-hour shifts
The ICU Nurse Practitioner delivers primary care to acute, critical, complex and chronically ill patient population, working collaboratively with the Divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Intensivist's teams.
The NP provides comprehensive physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for patients and their families. This position also provides acute resuscitation, on-going multi-disciplinary medical management, transitional care to sub-acute areas, critical care consultations & evaluations, psychosocial support, & health education to patients & their families in the critical care arena.
Additionally, the NP also functions as a clinical leader, consultant and educator in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and all healthcare team members. The NP supports the philosophies of the department of nursing and the medical staff. Responsibilities for coverage can include but is not limited to: 7 days/week coverage, Holidays, weekends, night shifts. Generally, they are working in a unit that is a 24/7 operation. The Critical Care NP also performs procedures under Standardized Procedures within the Critical Care Specialties per Medical Staff Privileges.
- Master's Degree in Nursing
- California RN License
- Nurse Practitioner, State of CA
- 5 years of experience (required for per-diem)
- BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHA
- PALS Certification (Issued by American Heart Association)
- Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California- Upon hire but obtained no later than 12 months of employment or sooner based on department needs
- Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of California, Controlled Substance II Privileges (Upon hire but no later than 1 month after obtaining NPF)
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number: CS II thru V (Upon hire but no later than within 1 month of obtaining NPF & CSII privileges)
- National NP certification or eligible, obtained within 6 months of employment
- Medicare Billing number (NPI- National Provider Identifier); Upon hire but no later than 3 months of employment
- Completion of a mandatory RCHSD critical care NP orientation
- Successfully complete the credentialing process through Medical Staff Services
- Seven years of experience in clinical nursing with emphasis in pediatric critical care
- Experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Critical Care
- Formal education and/or lecturing skills