Westport - AP - Orthopaedics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Westport, Connecticut

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Title
Westport - AP - Orthopaedics

Full Time

Education and Experience
Registered and Certified Physician Assistant or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 2 years' experience in pediatrics required.
Bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish preferred.

Licenses and Certifications
Registered and Certified Physician Assistant -or- Current State of Connecticut Physician Assistant licensure -or- (Pediatric) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure required at time of hire and maintenance at time of appointment or privilege approval (allow one-year grace period for renewal if gap.) based on CT Children's bylaws.

For PAs hires, requires to obtain and maintain NCCPA certification at time of appointment or privilege approval; allow one-year grace period for renewal if gap.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association accredited

Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by department

Westport, CT

Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Requisition Number

Orthopaedics - Shelton-SOR002000

Job Description

The AP-Ambulatory is accountable for delivering comprehensive quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions according to standards of practice to children from birth through adolescence.


Treat and evaluate patients with childhood illnesses and promote the health of the child and family.

Analyze medical histories, diagnostic lab test and x-ray results and perform physical examinations.

Consult with attending physicians to decide patient referrals and monitor outcomes.

Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments and community agencies and providers as necessary.

Practice preventive health care through patient and family education and child health advocacy.

Participate in peer review, development and consultation.

Participate in special programs and services as assigned.

Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.

Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CT Children's standards.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software required

Excellent communication
Customer service skills
Proven commitment to providing pediatric healthcare in an urban community-based setting.

Work independently. Ability to manage complex family issues and provide patient/family teaching and discharge planning.
Willing to work flexible hours/days to meet the needs of patients and programs and services.
Maintain confidentiality
Manage complex family issues and provide patient/family teaching and discharge planning.