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No one has more expertise treating children than Children's Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children's hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of "Best" children's hospitals, and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.
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The Nurse Practitioner II (NP II) in the NICU is a registered nurse with advanced academic preparation and clinical training. The NP II provides nursing and medical services to patients, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The NPII functions under established standardized protocols and works autonomously as well as in collaboration with other health care professionals to diagnose and manage clients' health care needs. Responsibilities include ordering, conducting and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescription of pharmacologic agents and treatments and nonpharmacologic therapies in a cost efficient manner. The NPII is a health care resource, interdisciplinary consultant, patient advocate and mentor for NP colleagure development. The NPII demonstrates commitment to a patient and family focused model of care and assists in the analysis of the CHLA health care delivery system to provide optimal patient care.
Minimum Education/Training Required:
Masters of Science degree in Nursing from an N.L.N. accredited graduate school of nursing required.
License, Registration or Certification Required:
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for "hold out as a Nurse Practitioner" as defined in Section 1482, Nurse Practice Act, Business and Professional Code.
Current California Registered Nurse License and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
National Certification as an NP in Pediatrics
Minimum Experience Required:
Three years pediatric experience preferred in the NICU setting
2 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner required