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PICU ARNP Supervisor

The University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

Classification Title: PA/ARNP/NNP Supervisor Department: UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Pay Grade: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/plansThe University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm. Percent of Time: 100% Staff Type: Professional & Scientific Type of Position: Regular Drivers License required: No

About University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital

University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and families since 1919. As Iowas only comprehensive childrens hospital, we provide care for children from birth to young adulthood. Services range from promoting wellness to the care of general childhood illness, surgery, traumatic injuries, life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmental disabilities. As part of an academic medical center, University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital also performs groundbreaking research to help solve the mysteries of childhood diseases, in addition to training the next generation of health care professionals. UI Stead Family Children s Hospital is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility that is part of the comprehensive resources of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Our physical facilities grew considerably in 2017. Consistent with our philosophy of patient- and family-centered health care, the new hospital was designed by, with, and for pediatric patients and families.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital provides inpatient care for critically ill or injured infants, children, and teenagers who need advanced treatments, special monitoring, and around-the-clock observation by specially trained intensive care doctors, nurses, and other members of the medical team.

Ours is the only comprehensive health care center in Iowa that offers the full range of pediatric critical care therapies. We also are home to an accredited pediatric critical care medicine fellowship program that provides training opportunities in the latest treatments and research for the next generation of pediatric critical care specialists.


Position Summary: Within UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital, serve as the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Supervisor in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), with primary focus in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The position demonstrates leadership skills and clinical excellence as a Nurse Practitioner, and serves as the supervisor, mentor, and primary resource for NPs in the PICU. This individual performs patient care and is responsible for supervisory and administrative functions, human resource functions, clinical evaluation, role optimization, advocacy and education related to NP practice and professional development within the NP team.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Works collaboratively with PICU Division Director, PICU Medical Director and UIHC Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Director to assist in advocacy and implementation of advanced practice models of care within the PICU.
  • Supervises, directs and facilitates the care delivered by the Nurse Practitioner (NP) team within the PICU.
  • Provides patient care services in the PICU. Performs/orders medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribes, dispenses or delivers medications under a collaborative practice agreement.
  • Consults/collaborates with other care team members. Uses judgment to apply/adopt information within total clinical picture to address health issues.
  • Accurately and appropriately completes documentation of patient care in electronic medical record and other records for compliance, billing and other regulatory standards.
  • Participates collaboratively as part of the PICU leadership team in addressing significant issues and barriers that affect clinical practice and safety, quality, and professionalism for the PICU.
  • Responsible for coordination and implementation of unit-specific orientation, competency assessment and mentoring for new NP staff. This will occur in partnership with the PICU Division Director and PICU Medical Director.
  • Facilitates staff meetings on a regular basis (e.g. monthly) and fosters team collaboration and engagement.
  • Ensures adherence of APP-specific guidelines to regulatory processes and practice evaluation including, but not limited to: credentialing and privileging, internal standards, clinical protocols, compliance training, and external professional standards.
  • Collaborates with PICU Division Director and PICU Medical Director to identify metrics and monitor performance of NPs including: productivity, patient satisfaction, quality, and APP-specific outcomes.
  • Promotes growth of NP staff in areas of leadership, clinical excellence, patient-centered care, education, research, and organizational involvement to meet the identified goals and needs of the employee and organization.
  • Supervises staff performance and compliance in accordance with policies, procedures and standards of care. Hires, develops and manages the performance of staff. Assures NP team provides effective collaboration/ communications. Provides feedback and coaching to other team members to assure quality of care.
  • Ensures accuracy and completes timely approval of time and attendance records for NP team.
  • Manages human resource issues in a responsible, respectful, confidential, and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Collaborates with UIHC APP Director to develop and assure adherence of APP-specific guidelines for practice, as necessary.
  • Collaborates with hospital leadership, physicians, clinic/unit nurse managers and staff to educate, promote, utilize, and optimize APPs at the highest level of practice, in a team model of care. Participate in clinically relevant activities and attend UIHC APP council meetings and other conferences to enhance clinical and professional expertise.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
    Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on July 5, 2019 For questions or additional information, please contact [email protected]
    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal & credential background check.

Position Qualifications:
Education Required
  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Nursing, which includes graduation from an accredited nursing educational program and certification by an accepted accrediting agency
  • Licensure as Registered Nurse and ARNP license in State of Iowa by date of hire
  • Current Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Acute Care (AC) certification
    Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of three years experience as a Nurse Practitioner within a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Cardiac Step Down Unit (CSDU) or comparable intensive care unit
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Ability to successfully work within a multi-disciplinary team setting/environment
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and positive interpersonal skills while modeling service excellence behaviors
    Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a Nurse Practitioner within a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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