Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Valley Children's Akers Specialty Clinic in Visalia is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner to join its team. Akers Specialty Care Center sees patients for a variety of specialties including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic Surgery. The clinic is looking for a Nurse Practitioner with experience in general pediatrics; however knowledge or experience in one or more of these specialties is preferred.
The Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Practitioner who is accountable for a "defined" patient population. This position functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit Scope of Practice and all information for credentialing, to the Medical Staff office, Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.
Position Details and Responsibilities:
Serve as an expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within the specialized area of practice
Possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel
Provision of patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and in accordance with CHCC policies
May be responsible for being on call according to a predetermined schedule or as needed, pursuant to hospital needs
Active California Registered Nurse Licensure
Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner Program, Master’s Degree in Nursing and California State Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner National Certification required within 6 months of employment
Basic Life Support (BLS) is required
Minimum three years related experience
Prefer five years of increasingly responsible experience which demonstrates professional working knowledge of nursing theory and practice, with competence in physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic pediatric problems
Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office via CIDP for the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges
Bilingual skills desirable
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time, exempt position working 80 hours per 2-week pay period. Hours are generally Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm with occasional on-call shifts. Position offers a robust benefits plan and a competitive salary that is based on experience.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.