The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is a skilled health care provider who has successfully completed an organized program of nursing education in the area of pediatrics, and has attained national certification as a Pediatric nurse practitioner. The APRN practices autonomously in a collaborative practice setting with a physician(s) with practice comparable in scope, specialty, or expertise. The APRN manifests a high level of experience in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of actual and potential health problems of pediatric patients and their families. The APRN is responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the UAMS Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine, and the mission of Arkansas Children's Hospital.
The Hospitalist APRN will be responsible for directing the overall care of inpatient pediatric patients and their families in the acute care setting on general pediatric and chronic care teams. This role requires prescriptive authority. The role will also include working closely with specialists, participating in interdisciplinary teaching rounds, assisting with consults, and functioning as a clinical resource to patients and coworkers.
Master’s degree in Nursing (completed at time of hire); Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner -acute care (completed at time of hire), 3 years as RN plus minimum of 1,000 hours in APRN role, APRN License by State of Arkansas (obtained at time of hire)