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Nurse Practitioner (NP) - GI job in Detroit Michigan | NEWS-Line for Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner (NP) - GI

Detroit, Michigan

University Pediatricians

[email protected]

Detroit, MI

Date: 12/3/2021
Reports To: Division Head
Department: Varies
Type: Professional-Exempt
Supervisory Responsibilities: None

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 across the health-illness continuum. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative model. Duties include participation in coordination of care and inter-service and inter-team collaboration for specialty areas. The nurse practitioner works closely with physicians and resident staff, patient care staff, patients and families to manage plan of care. The nurse practitioner works as an autonomous practitioner or in collaboration with a physician, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments to patient(s) using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. The nurse practitioner writes medical orders (medications and tests) and procedures subject to internal and external rules and regulations of credentialing. 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. The nurse practitioner assumes responsibility for own professional development. Appropriate privileges, licensure and certification are required to prescribe pharmacological and medical interventions.


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

2. Two to 5 years working as an RN; previous experience as an NP preferred but not required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan.

State of Michigan Nurse Specialty Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.

Expectations and Responsibilities:

Work is a mix of inpatient and outpatient duties:

1. Performs daily rounds when covering inpatient service (including one weekend rounds with attending every 4 weeks)

2. Works collaboratively with the attending physician, GI fellows and pediatric residents to maintain timely rounds and appropriate communication with consulting physicians, house staff, patients family members and other disciplines/ancillary services

3. Running outpatient clinics: sharing clinics with attending, as well as running independent NP clinics

4. Obtains and records patient medical history and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings. Documentations in Electronic Medical record.

5. Orders, evaluates and monitors medical and laboratory diagnostic tests and treatment and consultation plans.

6. Orders PT, OT, and enteral supplies as appropriate.

7. Performs and documents minor gastroenterology procedures (change of gastrostomy button, cauterization of granulation tissue at gastrostomy site, placement of NG tube).

8. Returns and triages outpatient calls from parents and community providers Maintains active Neonatal Resuscitation Provider and/or PALS card as per institutional requirements.

9. Prepares, develops and initiates treatment plan in consultation with attending physician.

10. Collaborates with GI nursing staff, dieticians, and other division team members to ensure quality patient care.

11. Educates and counsels patient and family members on condition, desired results of treatment plans, expectations during illness and recovery, and other related areas.

12. Participates in divisional teaching and educational conferences.

13. Engage in quality improvement measures for safety and compliance.

14. Acts as a patient/family advocate to ensure health care services are delivered in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.

15. Other duties as assigned by the Division Chief.

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.

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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