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Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Nurse Practitioner

Company: Tower Health
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

With more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children combines top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Only Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet-- designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.

What We Offer

* Competitive compensation package
* Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
* Generous paid time-off allowance
* Relocation Assistance
* Malpractice Insurance
* 403b (matching) Retirement Plan
* CME time and money
* Spousal/Domestic Partner Job Search Support
* Supportive health system to advance goals

Job Summary

The Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy CRNP is professionally responsible to provide the patients with excellence of practice as demonstrated by competent, safe care mandated by standards set forth by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children policies/procedures, Nursing policies/procedures, JCAHO standards & the CRNP scope of practice and standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Assist in the program development for CPAP follow up and additionally the creation and implementation of policies and procedures that govern outpatient sleep clinics
* Must have ability to interact with sleep lab staff, personnel and technicians
* Clinical session to provide assessment and management to all simple asthmatic patients
* Assist Sleep Medical Director in outpatient clinic and in management of pediatric sleep patients
* Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members
* Orders all sleep tests per American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines and other diagnostic tests accurately and in a timely manner
* Provide medication refills and coordinate follow up appointments
* Effectively community with physicians, medical assistant, LPNs, Practice Manager, Division Chief, ancillary staff within our practice to provide coordinated medical care to patients with sleep disorders.

Qualifications

* Master of Science in Nursing
* License to practice as a registered nurse and as a certified registered nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania required


* National certification by ANCC or NAPNAP preferred


* Preferably a minimum of one year's experience in advanced practice nursing role. Prior work experience suitable for the position is preferred

Keywords: Tower Health, Philadelphia , Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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