General Summary:

The Pediatric APRN or PA-C, under the supervision of the Physician, who acts as the collaborative practitioner, is responsible for:

  • Performs admissions, consultations and follow up care of pediatric patients in the Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU setting, including intubation, ventilator management and other procedures that may be required.
  • Managing medical and post-operative ICU patients.
  • Conditions treated: Congenital Heart Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Epilepsy, Complex Medical, Liver Transplant.
  • Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests, such as routine laboratory, X-ray, etc.
  • Educates patient and family on treatment plans, surgical procedures, pre- and post-operative care, etc.
  • Monitors the patient’s course of treatment and makes appropriate referral to either a physician or specialist, as needed.
  • Collaborates with physician and staff as necessary to provide consistent care to patients and support to staff.
  • Candidate must be able to successfully pass a third-party background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Enthusiastic team player, team currently consists of 5 PCICU physicians, and 4 other APP’s.
  • Group sees over 200 heart cases annually.
  • Ability to work as needed for days, nights and weekend shifts.
  • Ability to perform procedures: lines, intubations, etc (highly preferred).

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant studies
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – preferred
  • 1-3 years in experience as a Pediatric APRN or PA-C in an ICU, acute care or ER setting
  • Cardiac ICU experience as an APRN or PA-C (Highly Preferred)
  • Experience with ECMO (Highly Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, and Registration:

  • Current, valid Florida APRN license (or eligibility to obtain FL licensure)
  • Certification by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) (Highly preferred)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Acute Care Certification (Highly preferred)
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP certification