St. Tammany Parish Hospital Nurse Practitioner in Covington, Louisiana

Summary of the Job:
The Nurse Practitioner exercises independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of certain delegated medical processes, procedures and protocols depending on level of expertise. Nurse Practitioners work within the framework of the State Nurse Practice Act and follow hospital policies and procedures. The nurse practitioner also complies with hospital and nursing standards in the performance of job duties and responsibilities. The nurse practitioner will support the goals and objectives of the department and of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience required.

1 year experience in pediatrics required, 2 years’ experience preferred.

Acute care pediatric experience preferred

Current La. APRN license

Current PALS and BLS certifications upon hire.

PALS Instructor Certification and NRP obtained within 12 months of hire.

Able to proficiently perform initial and subsequent assessments on pediatric patients

Able to effectively lead pediatric resuscitation teams.

Able to perform:

Lumbar puncture

IV therapy

Superficial Abscess Drainage

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 20 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required: Constant (67%-100%) - seeing

Frequently (34%-66%) - lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching handling/feeling, talking, hearing

Occasionally (1%-33%) - climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), stooping, crouching