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AP - Child Abuse Program - per diem

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN) is accountable for delivering comprehensive quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions according to standards of practice to children from birth through adolescence. The APRN works is a part of a multidisciplinary team, which consists of staff from Connecticut Children's, SCAN Program, DCF, and other community agencies, who offers expertise to staff. The collaboration of all members of the team helps to facilitate communication and increase coordination both internally and with members of the community ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical responsibilities:* Performs medical evaluations and recommends management on children and adolescents who are affected by suspected child abuse or neglect. This may include suspected physical abuse, emotional abuse, medical child abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect.* Provides inpatient and outpatient consultation for patients at CT Children's Medical Center with suspected abuse or neglect.* Perform comprehensive genital evaluations with colposcopy or similar documentation including testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.* Answers and returns telephone calls to patient families, physicians, and other providers or agencies. May provide phone guidance on management and triage of patients with suspected maltreatment.* Performs case reviews/record reviews on cases referred to the SCAN Program. * Provides testimony regarding child abuse cases as requested by courts and other official entities.Community Resource Development and Collaboration:* Participates in training and education of students, residents, and other health care providers involved in evaluating children and adolescents affected by suspected child abuse.* Participates in multidisciplinary evaluations, management and team discussions of child abuse cases.* Consults with attending and/or referring physicians to decide patient triage to child abuse team* May participate in on-call coverage* Incorporates preventive health care through patient and family education and child health advocacy.* Provides professional support to regional health care providers who are involved with the evaluation and treatment of child abuse and neglect cases.* Provides clinical training about child abuse and neglect both in house and within the community. * Works to establish best practices regarding child abuse medical evaluations and treatment in the region.Program Development:* Participates in special programs and services as assigned.* Participates in research activities. * Participates in regular case review and quality assurance activities regarding medical evaluations in the program.* Participates in peer review.* Works on compliance of parent organizations regarding child abuse standards and regulations.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May supervise nursing graduate students during clinical field experiences with the child abuse program. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED * Master's Degree in a related field required* Registered and Certified Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 3 years' experience in pediatrics required.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , AP - Child Abuse Program - per diem, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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