As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through: •Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families. •Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally. •Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
All advanced nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The Occupational Health Nurse will act in a collaborative and integrated practice with physician over-site and is responsible for the management of care for Hospital employees. All activities are performed within the guidelines of protocols agreed upon by the authority of licensure, the medical and nursing divisions, and the medical staff bylaws. Provides leadership and consultation within as a Family Practice Nurse. Participates in Divisional/Departmental and organizational wide initiatives for the well being of the employees and their respective departments.
Masters degree in Nursing with National Board certification in Family Practice. Clinical experience as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner in outpatient and inpatient environment required. Occupational Health experience strongly desired. Occupational Health Certification preferred at time of hire or must be completed within one year of hire.
Must be able to obtain credentialing by the medical staff and licensed to function in an expanded nursing role as an Family Practice Nurse Practitioner in the Occupational Health Office. Licensure & Certification: APRN (FNP) licensure in District of Columbia, and the ability to obtain Maryland, and Virginia licensure within 3 months of hire. Appropriate CPR certified for adult setting. Pharmaceutical licensure as applicable.
Minimum 3 years of related experience, Occupational Health environment strongly desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Basic computer knowledge.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Department: Occupational Health
Shift: Hours To Be Determined
Hours: M-F 7:00am-4:00pm
About Children's National Health System
Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.
Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.
Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."
As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.
At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.
The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.
The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.