The High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego provides evaluation of the growth and development of infants and young children who are at risk for neurologic problems or developmental delays because of premature birth, low birth weight or other serious health problems at birth. We see children who received care in the NICU at Rady Children's Hospital and other participating hospitals.
The Outpatient Nurse Practitioner provides care to patients in the outpatient setting including but not limited to, complex and chronically ill patient population within their specialty. The Outpatient Nurse Practitioner may provide consultation within their specialty to patients in the Inpatient setting if medical staff privileges allow. The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive: physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for patients and their families. The Nurse Practitioner also functions as a clinical leader, consultant and educator in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and all healthcare team members. The Nurse Practitioner supports the philosophies of the department of nursing, as well as the medical staff. The Nurse Practitioner also performs procedures under Standardized Procedures per Medical Staff Privileges - The "Outpatient" NP is defined as:
a. Care is limited to patients in Outpatient setting.
b. NP may be used to consult in the inpatient setting, but this would be limited to clinic hours.
Master of Science Degree in Nursing
Current California RN License
Current California Nurse Practitioner License
Current California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing license (for positions that require medication furnishing/ordering/prescribing) - Upon hire but no later than 12 months of employment, or sooner based on department needs
Current CPR/BLS certification (Issued by American Heart Association)
Current PALS certification (Issued by American Heart Association) - not needed for OHS & Dev Services
National NP certification or eligible, obtained within 6 months of employment.
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of CA, Controlled Substance II Privileges (for positions that require the writing of scheduled II medications) - Upon hire but no later than 1 month after obtaining NPF
Medicare Billing number (NPI- National Provider Identifier); Upon hire but no later than 3 months of employment
DEA license (Controlled Substance II – V) for positions that require the writing of scheduled medications - Upon hire but no later than 1 month after obtaining NPF and CS II privileges and no later than 12 months of employment, whichever comes first
Three years of experience
National Certification in specialty area as a Nurse Practitioner
Two years of experience in clinical nursing with emphasis in specialty area
Experience in specialty area as a Nurse Practitioner
Formal education and/or lecturing skills