Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Pediatric Stroke, Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
May 29, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Advocacy / Non-Profit
As a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, we know you have the power to make a difference, and the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. is the perfect place to engage patients and their families to influence meaningful improvements in their lives.
The IHTC Pediatric Stroke, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will work alongside talented and dedicated providers. IHTC’s multidisciplinary care team walks together with our patients through life’s milestones—offering long-term patient/provider relationships in a small family-friendly environment.
The IHTC offers an extremely attractive compensation and benefits package. Employees can anticipate an annual cash incentive opportunity—in addition to base pay—as well as a generous retirement benefit.
Prior experience with the rare and complex hematological conditions we treat is not expected; in depth, initial and ongoing hands-on training is provided.
The Pediatric Stroke, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will function collaboratively with the IHTC Pediatric Hematologists and St. Vincent physicians including Pediatric Neurologists, Hospitalists, Intensivists, Emergency Medicine physicians, Neuroradiologists and Neurointerventionalists to ensure that pediatric and neonatal patients with stroke, thrombosis and bleeding disorders are evaluated and managed according to best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
Provide care for pediatric patients with stroke, thrombotic and bleeding disorders in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will perform patient assessments, diagnosis and implement an appropriate plan of care as guided by approved protocols
Facilitate excellent communication between the pediatric and neonatal stroke and thrombosis multidisciplinary team members. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will deliver care with a team orientation, an emphasis on professionalism, good communication skills, sound clinical judgment and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidenced based practice.
Serve as a consistent care provider for patients to increase continuity of care especially as patients transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, ultimately improving quality of care and education, and facilitating development of a therapeutic relationship with patients and families with thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
Assist as requested with anticoagulation management and facilitate multidisciplinary care of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and those with congenital heart disease and artificial heart valves.
Coordinate perioperative anticoagulation management and surgical planning for the defined patient population as they undergo surgeries and procedures. Develop communications for patients for travel and to primary care provider.
Assist with periodic nursing and staff education pertaining to pediatric stroke, thrombosis and bleeding disorder evaluation, diagnostic algorithms, anticoagulation and hemostatic factor guidelines.
Participate in the review, revision and development of care protocols and standards of patient care including venous thromboembolism screening tool, anticoagulation and hemostatic factor therapy protocols/order sets, stroke protocols, algorithms and order sets.
Participate in the review of patient educational handouts and IHTC website content pertaining to pediatric thrombosis, stroke and bleeding disorders.
Participate and be aware of on-going research projects and clinical trials in specialty area through the IHTC and guide others in the research process.
Models consultation skills as a member of the interdisciplinary team
Collaborates with nursing and other health care professionals in the planning and implementation of system change.
Provides a point of contact for patients and families pre, post and throughout hospitalization.
In collaboration with the patient care team, assesses learning needs of patients and parents and provides education as required.
Participates in, and organizes multidisciplinary patient care and planning conferences.
Master’s degree in clinical discipline
Minimum 2 years of experience in a clinical setting
Internal Number: 11275
About Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
The Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (IHTC) is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive services and holistic care to patients with bleeding, clotting, and other hematologic disorders, and to their families.
The IHTC was established in 1998 by Amy D. Shapiro, M.D., the center's co-medical director and pediatric hematologist, and Anne Greist, M.D., the center's co-medical director and adult hematologist. The center is located at the St. Vincent Hospital campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. Patient care, research and education are the focus of the center. Yet at the heart of all we do is patient care, as our mission statement indicates.
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