Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Within the Division of Critical Care Medicine, the Front Line Ordering Clinician Nurse Practitioners practice within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Progressive Care Unit.
The FLOC NP role in our 60+ bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit involves the medical management of highly acute patients with multiple disease processes and diagnoses requiring strong critical thinking skills, and utilizes invasive interventions and procedures in their clinical management. We collaborate with numerous pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists to co-manage patients - from the most "routine" critical care conditions to the most sophisticated technological, cutting-edge and life-saving interventions. The FLOC NP role in our 24-bed Progressive Care Unit, under the umbrella of Critical Care Medicine, manages care of acute and chronic medically fragile children who may need technology as they transition along the continuum of care. Many of these patients transitioned out of the PICU, CICU and NICU for contiuned medical management and discharge planning.
In collaboration with an attending physician, the Front Line Ordering Clinician (FLOC) Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her delineation of privileges and skill set. This care is delivered in defined inpatient and hospital-outpatient areas. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research. The NPs in these roles may be required to have acute/critical care education and certification. The appropriate education/certification will be determined by the scope of the role in a particular practice area. The clinical portion of this role will require increased level of accountability including managing a cohort of high acuity patients. In addition to managing patient care, the FLOC NP may be required to utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability. The role will also include off-shift responsibility. The off shift rotation schedule includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays and will be determined by the clinical needs of the practice environment.
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Masters or Doctorate degree in Nursing as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
National Board Certification as a Pediatric Acute Care or Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
License to practice: Pennsylvania Registered Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and prescriptive authority (to be obtained within 90 days of hire)
Internal Number: 22147
About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
CHOP’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is a leader in pediatric anesthesiology and the care of children with life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our team members provide the following services to patients throughout the CHOP Care Network: General Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine and Pain Management.