Instructor/Assistant Professor / Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Program Director of Epilepsy Patient Services, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Nursing, Memphis - 190000025W
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, is accepting applications for an Instructor/Assistant Professor / Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Program Director of Epilepsy Patient Services position.
This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.
Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, which includes: Planning and directing the delivery of healthcare to the pediatric patient population with various neurological conditions in the inpatient setting. The incumbent will provide care and health education for patients and their families. In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with the Department Chair.
Variable based on the needs of the division.
The Program Director of Epilepsy Services patient services has the primary responsibility for direct supervision of the inpatient Advanced Practice Providers (APP) and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) Nurse Coordinator under the supervision of the Chief of Pediatric Neurology. The Program Director serves as an APP resource and clinical expert and facilitates the day-to-day operation of the APP's on the inpatient General Neurology and EMU services. Additionally, the Program Director manages the operations of the EMU, is clinically active inpatient care and works directly with the EMU Nurse Coordinator to ensure patient coordination in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients in the neurology division according to approved protocols and acceptable standards.
Performing necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Medical Director/collaborating Physician.
Participating in the design and revision of protocols.
Collaborating with Medical Physician and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients.
Making referrals as appropriate.
Recognizing and reacting appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
Developing strong partnerships with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff. Focuses on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.
This inpatient position involves managing the care of children with new and ongoing neurological disorders, developing education plans for families, and ordering appropriate consultation and referrals when indicated.
Current DEA certification, and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required.
Current certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary and/or Acute Care required. A special exception may be made for an internal candidate certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner currently working at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as an APRN.
Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.
Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level.
Experience in the role of an APRN preferred.
Applicants should attach curriculum vitae and photocopies of transcripts to the application.
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Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
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Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Nursing-Academic Programs
Job Posting Nov 15, 2019, 4:19:26 PM
Internal Number: 190000025W
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