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Nurse Practitioner - Genetics job in Detroit Michigan | NEWS-Line for Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner - Genetics

Detroit, Michigan

University Pediatricians

[email protected]

Position Title: Nurse Practitioner - Genetics
Type: Exempt
Employment Status: Part Time
Date Requested: January 5, 2021
Available: IMMEDIATE

Position Purpose:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse, who utilizes advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in providing primary and/or specialized health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities for patients with inborn errors of metabolism (metabolic diseases). These are patients diagnosed through the State of Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program and managed in the Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative model. Coordination of care; interservice and inter-team collaboration is critical for this group of patients. The nurse practitioner works closely with physician and resident staff, patient care staff, patients and families to manage plan of care. The nurse practitioner works in collaboration with a physician and metabolic team, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. The nurse practitioner writes medical orders (medications and tests). The nurse practitioner also functions as a consultant, educator, researcher, resource and role model for patient, families, community, nursing personnel and other health care providers. The nurse practitioner evaluates the quality of care rendered; analyzes and promotes system changes to enhance quality of care and organizational effectiveness/efficiency; conducts/utilizes research to promote health and improve health care delivery. Appropriate privileges are required to prescribe pharmacological and medical interventions..

Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

1. Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited College or University.

2. Two to five years working as an RN; previous experience with patients with inborn errors of metabolism is preferred.

3. Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan

4. State of Michigan Nurse Specialty Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Under the limited direction of the attending physician or designee, obtains and records patient medical history

2. Performs physical examinations; orders, evaluates and monitors medical and laboratory diagnostic tests and treatment plans for patients diagnosed with an inborn error of metabolism.

3. Prepares, develops and initiates treatment plan in consultation with attending physician; Educates and counsels’ patient and family members on condition, desired results of treatment plans, expectations during illness and recovery, and other related areas.

4. Participates in the management of patient's care, determining need for consultation to ensure the continuity and quality of care and works closely with the metabolic staff for implementing successful treatment plans.

Working Conditions:

1. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.

2. Able to complete duties under stress, deadlines, and while attending to multiple duties simultaneously.

3. Prolonged computer related exposure, as well as sitting and standing at workstations for long periods of time.

4. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

5. Bending, sitting, and standing frequently throughout the day.

6. Occasionally travel off-site for meetings, conferences, seminars, and training.

EXEMPT STATUS: This position is exempt from overtime pay provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All employment decisions are made based on an individual’s qualification for a particular job. Consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity and are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, marital status, genetic information covered veteran status, sexual orientation or any category protected by applicable law.

I understand the responsibilities, duties, and working conditions of this job description and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties, and can change at the employer’s discretion without notice.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Jennifer Kakoczki
Human Resources Generalist
[email protected]
University Pediatricians
3901 Beaubien Suite H
Detroit, MI 48201
Desk: 313.745.0372
Fax: 313.966.6121


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