At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Aerodigestive Disease Center (ADC) and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for:
Assess and treat new and return patients, under the supervision of a physician.
Act as primary communicator for patient questions and phone calls. Assists with prior authorizations and refills.
Provide comprehensive patient education for patients with new diagnoses as well as those starting new treatments
Triage of new referral cases and second opinions to ADC Center. Review of outside medical records. Communication with referring physicians and new patient families as needed to facilitate referral.
Approximately 40% (3 clinical sessions per week as well as inpatient consultation) will be spent in direct patient care of children with aerodigestive and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Round each morning on the current inpatients and discuss the clinical progress and concerns with the aerodigestive team
Perform inpatient consults for select patients with aerodigestive concerns
Provide medical continuity for current inpatients patients
Assist with admissions of aerodigestive patients on operating room days
Approximately 60% of this position will be spent in the inpatient setting.
Identify patient educational needs and lead/coordinate the development of educational materials.
Plan, organize and oversee policies and procedures designed to improve the patient/family experience.
To qualify, you must have:
MSN with a valid Massachusetts NP license.
A minimum of 2-5 years of pediatric nursing experience required
Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills required.
Prior experience with pediatric gastroenterology patients and clinical research is preferred.
Experience working with chronic illness and knowledge of long term medications and drug interactions are a plus.
The mission of the multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Disease Center (ADC) is to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with problems impacting both the respiratory and digestive systems. This program brings together pediatric specialists in gastroenterology, pulmonology, feeding therapy, nutrition and other subspecialties in a team which delivers coordinated care to patients and families who come to us from all over the world.
In addition to providing exemplary patient care, the NP will work closely with the ADC Center Director and members of the interdisciplinary team. The Nurse Practitioner is expected to function with a high level of independence. S/he is expected to show innovation and leadership in developing and recommending policies and procedures to improve the quality, family-centeredness and cost-effectiveness of patient care within the ADC program.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.