The Pediatric APRN or PA-C, under the supervision of the Physician, who acts as the collaborative practitioner, is responsible for:
Performs admissions, consultations and follow up care of pediatric patients in the Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU setting, including intubation, ventilator management and other procedures that may be required
Managing medical and post-operative ICU patients
Conditions treated: Congenital Heart Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Epilepsy, Complex Medical, Liver Transplant
Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests, such as routine laboratory, X-ray, etc.
Educates patient and family on treatment plans, surgical procedures, pre- and post-operative care, etc.
Monitors the patient’s course of treatment and makes appropriate referral to either a physician or specialist, as needed
Collaborates with physician and staff as necessary to provide consistent care to patients and support to staff
Always displays a caring and professional attitude
Passion for pediatric patients and families
Candidate must be able to successfully pass a third-party background check and pre-employment drug screen
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Enthusiastic team player, team currently consists of 5 PCICU physicians, and 4 other APP’s
Group sees over 200 heart cases annually
Ability to work a flexible schedule, 14 12-hour shifts, days, evenings, weekends and holidays
Ability to perform procedures: lines, intubations, etc.
Education and Experience Required:
Master’s degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant studies
Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – preferred
1-3 years in experience as a Pediatric APRN or PA-C in an ICU, acute care or ER setting
Cardiac ICU experience as an APRN or PA-C (Highly Preferred)
Experience with ECMO (Highly Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, and Registration:
Current, valid Florida APRN license (or eligibility to obtain FL licensure)
Certification by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) (Highly preferred)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Acute Care Certification (Highly preferred)
BLS, PALS, and NRP certification
Our Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children is a full service, tertiary children’s hospital with over 200 dedicated pediatric beds, more than 30 peds ICU beds with a dedicated peds CICU, a 102 bed NICU, 17 bed pediatric emergency department and statewide pediatric network and transport system. We started our comprehensive pediatric open heart program in 2012 and have a strong track record of positive outcomes. We also have several key destination programs including our level IV Epilepsy program, the region’s only BMT and solid organ transplants including kidney and liver, and we increased Orlando area NICU beds to 150 total in 2017. Our unparalleled network consists of 30 hospitals across the state with one children’s hospital at the center totals over 23,000 births and several extremely successful pediatric subspecialty programs including outreach clinics. These 30 hospitals refer patients for tertiary and quaternary services to our main location near downtown Orlando. Our newest program has brought pediatric liver transplant services to Central Florida. In 2019 through 2022-2023, AdventHealth for Children is recognized by US News and World Report as the best Children’s Hospital for newborn care in Florida. We are also recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a top Children’s Hospital for quality and safety, and we are a magnet designated hospital for nursing care.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
Pay Range: -
Location: Orlando, FL
Job ID: JID_3744568_11718
Job Family: Physician Services