Job DescriptionJob Summary
The nurse practitioner (NP) will work with the pediatric dialysis patient population in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.
The NP will rotate between two service settings:
1) Inpatient: The NP will partner with the inpatient attendings to prescribe, monitor, and manage inpatient dialysis. The NP will facilitate the transition from outpatient to inpatient settings for the chronic patient population, as well as inpatient to outpatient transition.
Other responsibilities will include but may not be limited to: communicating with clinical care coordinators to coordinate inpatient care and discharge planning. Collaborating with nursing leadership for dialysis nursing education and quality improvement. Collaborating with the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) program manager for quality improvement and nursing education.
2) Outpatient: The NP will see new and return hemodialysis patients in the pediatric unit, along with faculty, fellows, and residents. The NP will perform the initial clinical intake (H&P) and education and is responsible for the weekly face-to-face visits and documentation for hemodialysis patients. The NP will be available to address acute clinical issues that occur during in-center dialysis sessions. The NP will be available to see home dialysis patients in the dialysis clinic as needed based on their clinical needs. The NP will participate in both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis rounds to provide information relevant to the patient’s clinical care and participate in the establishment of management plans.
Other responsibilities will include: working with the clinical care coordinators (CCC’s) to identify outstanding appointments medication needs and provide guidance on prioritization of those needs. The NP will participate in the SCOPE collaborative as a provider in the dialysis unit, and monthly Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) meetings. NP will act as a resource for dialysis nurses to assist in decision making and providing quality care.
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Serve as a provider in the dialysis unit
Provide timely documentation of all patient care encounters.
Participate in educational meetings within the program, department, and institution.
Participate in program research and quality improvement initiatives.
Establish and maintain a collaborative team approach with all members of the team.
Provide leadership for the accomplishment of efficient, cost effective, high quality patient care.
Demonstrate flexibility to meet demands of patients and families was well as division and department.
Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
Nursing Specific Info
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Nursing Specific Info
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan (or other state licensure equivalent)
Current specialty certification as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
At least 2 years of clinical nursing experience with the pediatric nephrology patient population (within the last 4 years)
Current DEA registration
Current ACLS certification
- Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
** Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
2 years practicing as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
More than 2 years of clinical nursing experience with pediatric nephrology patients
Experience with pediatric dialysis modalities including: acute and chronic hemodialysis, acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapies.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization and problem solving.
Experience with pediatric dialysis quality improvement
Hours: 40 hours per week
Shift/Hours/Days: Daytime hours; variable schedule, including weekends
Location: Work locations include C.S. Mott inpatient and ambulatory clinic
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail [email protected] . For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan please visit www.UMnursing.org .
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