Nurse Practitioner - Infectious Disease

Washington, DC
Aug 11, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time

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Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC is seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner for our Infections Disease department. All 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 Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National has the expectation that RNs will develop relationships within the community that support the health and well being of the community at large. The Nurse Practitioner will be credentialed by the medical staff and licensed to function in an expanded nursing role as a clinical practitioner to a group of patients. Will act under the collaborative supervision of a physician and is responsible for the management of care to patients assigned including: diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and the implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. All activities will be performed within the guidelines of protocols agreed upon by the medical and nursing divisions. Will provide leadership and consultation within a specialty area through participation in unit/departmental initiatives and mentorship of others.

Minimum Education
MSN Masters degree in Nursing with certification in specialty from a recognized certifying body. (Required)
BSN (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
5 years Related experience (Required) And
3 years In the care of children (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Eligible for certification.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, and the GroupWise e-mailing system.
Continuing education credits necessary to maintain certification in specialty.
Demonstrates effective conflict management skills.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the District of Columbia, and Credentialed to practice by the Medical Staff Office at CNMC. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Clinical Practice

  • Assess clinical status of each patient, utilize medical and nursing knowledge.
  • Accurately , present patient findings to attending physician and care team for consultation and review; develop and implement an appropriate plan of care to address patient problems; write patient care orders/prescribe therapy and or interventions.
  • Identify significant changes in patient status using physical exam, lab values, and other diagnostic tests and adjust plan of care accordingly; differentiate between normal and abnormal clinical findings; perform procedures as indicated (see position specific competency details).
  • Prescribe legend drugs according to CNMC guidelines.

Professional Practice/Research

  • Participate in Shared Leadership.
  • Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  • Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).


  • Participate in the evaluation of care provided to patients within specialty area and communicate findings to appropriate personnel; share expertise and knowledge in area of specialty with other health care professionals.
  • Participate in the review, revision and development of care protocols and standards of patient care.

About Children's National

Children's National Hospital, based in Washington, DC, celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation's top 10 children's hospitals. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the fourth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children's National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2020, construction will be complete on the Children's National Research & Innovation Campus, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children's National has been designated twice as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Children's National is home to the Children's National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation's seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care, and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

Children’s National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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