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NURSE PRACTITIONER (PEDIATRICS)
20450
(Competitive)


Nurse Practitioners (Pediatrics) are registered professional nurses with preparation in a specialized educational program who provide health care to children in an outpatient setting. A licensed physician is designated as the physician of record. The Nurse Practitioner works under the supervision of the physician and in accordance with written protocol.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for providing health care, which consists of promotion and maintenance of health; prevention of illness and disability; basic care during acute and chronic phases of illness; guidance and counseling of individuals and families; and referral to other health care providers when appropriate. The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with a licensed physician or physicians. The Nurse Practitioner assesses the physical and psychological status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examinations and diagnostic tests. Contingent upon the medical protocol established between the Nurse Practitioner performing the services and the physician of record, the Nurse Practitioner may evaluate test findings, make assessments, and initiate appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of preventive and/or therapeutic plans consistent with the continuing health care needs of the patients. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a license and current registration from the New York State Education Department as a Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Pediatrics.

 

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