Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
SUMMARY: This position is open to a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. The Advanced Practice Practitioner is accountable for a "defined" patient population. Functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within a 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 VCH policies. 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: This is a full-time (1.0) position. On average, NP/PA will work 80 hours per pay period. Rotational Holidays. The NP/PA will work Monday through Friday, and overnight call on average 1:5 and weekend call coverage 1:5. “Call” responsibilities include performing consults in the ED and inpatient setting, performing trauma evaluations, and the overall management of inpatient neurosurgical patients. During the week, the NP/PA will rotate between first assisting in the OR, clinic, and call. OR experience is helpful but not required. Great opportunity for NP/PA looking for diversity in their work week. Neurosurgery experience preferred but not necessary. Will be trained and supported by Neurosurgery team. Will be trained on bedside neurosurgical interventions including EVD and ICP bolt placement.
REQUIREMENTS: Physician Assistant - Either completion of a Physician Assistant program and an Associate's degree, Bachelor's or Master’s degree preferred. Neurosurgery experience preferred but not required. Open to new grad PAs.. NCCPA is required.
Nurse Practitioner - Active CA RN license. Graduation of a Nurse Practitioner program and a Master's degree. Open to both Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) or Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). Nurse Practitioner National Certification is required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position. Experience in acute care, pediatrics or neurosurgery is preferred but not required. A minimum of three (3) years related experience experience is required motivated NP new graduates are welcomed to apply.
Both positions require - Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office via Committee on Interdisciplinary Practices (CIDP) for the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges. Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and assume responsibility for inpatient/outpatient care. Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills for effective interactions with patients and their family members, and colleagues in multiple medical and surgery disciplines.
ABOUT VALLEY CHILDREN”S HOSPITAL: Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in five pediatric specialties and recently named one of the Nation’s top children’s Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years. It has grown from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.
Valley Children’s is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you will feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many Valley Children’s employees have been with the organization for over 10 years while others more than 30 years and they continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.
Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you will have many opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.
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.