NX Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant MG-Urology (0.4 FTE, Days)
Company: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Posted on: January 21, 2023
Nursing Advance Practice
0.4 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins
with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced
technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered
care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education
and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring,
committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to
heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This position is located at our Sunnyvale Clinic and may possibly
include some travel to other sites. It is an outpatient clinic
role. This satellite practice provides an excellent opportunity to
practice with a close knit group of APPs and physicians at Stanford
Children's Health in a collaborative and supportive team practice.
The Urology APP role includes the following responsibilities and
duties: shared and autonomous clinics with initial and follow-up
evaluation and management of pediatric urologic conditions,
preoperative visits with preadmission & surgical orders, patient
and family education, assisting RN team with patient and family
phone calls, following up with community primary care providers and
assisting with peer to peers as needed.
Learning opportunities include monthly educations conferences,
monthly APP Grand Rounds, and various CME classes offered at
Stanford Children's Health. Additional opportunities include
involvement in the local and broader APP community at both Stanford
Children's Health and with national organizations.
The ideal candidate is a motivated and self-directed practitioner
with excellent communication skills, clear judgment, and extensive
attention to detail. Previous pediatric urology experience is
preferred but not required.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of
Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the
general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved
by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse
Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient
with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the
supervising physician and through implementation of standardized
procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or
Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the
supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical
and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and
Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors.
Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under
the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the
Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions
pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by
the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s),
and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators,
the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board
and Board of Directors.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work
performed by positions in this job classification. They are not
designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory
of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including
but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care,
patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of
physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for
others, participation in ongoing education and training,
communication and adherence to safety and quality programs,
sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and
licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the
Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
A. An NP/PA may provide only those medical services which he/she is
competent to perform, which are consistent with the NP/PA's
education, training and experience, and which are performed in
collaboration with a physician.
B. An NP/PA shall consult with a physician regarding any task,
procedure or diagnostic problem which the NP/PA determines exceeds
his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a
C. Scope of Practice of the NP/PA:
Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and
health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to
written standardized procedures.
Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams
with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return
Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated
upon evaluation of the patient.
Administers, orders, furnishes and prescribes medications.
Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests,
screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood
and blood products.
Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy,
radiology examinations and nursing services.
Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency,
according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
Obtains informed consent, as indicated.
Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and
completes appropriate paperwork.
As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in
investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review
Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications.
After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in
the operating room. The RN First Assistant directly assists the
surgeon and practices under the supervision of the surgeon during
the intraoperative phase. The RN First Assistant must adhere to
standardized procedures and not concurrently function as a scrub
Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.
Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families,
staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a
physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
Facilitates the coordination of iNP/PAatient and outpatient care
and services as needed.
Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of
Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and
Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervision is provided by the supervising/sponsoring physician
with clinical privileges at LPCH, or designated attending
physicians in the Clinic, Service or Department. Standardized
procedures, approved by the supervising physician(s) and the IDPC,
are a mandatory mechanism of supervision. Other mechanisms of
supervision used may be:
Direct on-site, electronic or phone supervision by a supervising
physician. A physician cannot supervise more than four (4) NP/PAs
at one time.
Chart screens on random charts by the supervising physician or
Chart audits on random charts as an integral part of selected
quality improvement programs.
Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) through tracking of
The NP/PA will receive a formal annual performance evaluation by
the Lead Advanced Practice Provider (Lead APP), Director of
Advanced Practice or supervising manager/director with iNP/PAut
from the Lead APP, supervising physician(s) and/or physician
delegates, APP peers and the supervising manager/director. Ongoing
Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) also occurs through
tracking of performance indicators.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as
possession of any required licenses or certifications is
Physician Assistant (PA):
Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or
Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
Nurse Practitioner (NP):
Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college
Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of
Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Physician Assistant (PA):
Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of
Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart
An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the
United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required
only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients
Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain
Nurse Practitioner (NP):
Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of
National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an
agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties
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