Nurse Practitioner (NP) Pediatric Neurology

United Kingdom
02 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work with the pediatric epilepsy patient population in the Division of Pediatric Neurology. The NP will see new patients in the complex epilepsy clinic along with faculty, fellows, and residents. The NP will become the primary provider for selected patients with epilepsy. The NP will provide initial clinical intake and education, as well as, continuity and coordination of care for complex epilepsy patients, including those treated with ketogenic diet, epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulator and advanced anticonvulsant medications. Other responsibilities will include: covering return visit clinics for epilepsy faculty, coordination of epilepsy surgery evaluations, vagus nerve stimulator implantations and programming, ketogenic diet initiation and maintenance, development of standardized treatment protocols, coordination of the epilepsy mentor program and attendance at the Refractory Epilepsy Conference and monthly ketogenic team diet team meetings.


Provide timely documentation of all patient care encounters.

Participate in educational meetings within the program, department, and institution.

Participate in program research and quality improvement initiatives.

Establish and maintain a collaborative team approach with all members of the team.

Provide leadership for the accomplishment of efficient, cost effective, high quality patient care.

Demonstrate flexibility to meet demands of patients and families was well as division and department.

Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined. If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan

Current specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan

Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program as a Pediatric Primary Care or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Demonstrated ability to complete history and physical examination; order appropriate diagnostic studies; synthesize information and make informed clinical decisions; develop appropriate care plans; respond to patient and family preferences and needs.

Demonstrated high level of critical thinking and medical knowledge by using current medical information and scientific evidence for patient care. Ability to to prioritize assignments and mange a busy work environment.

Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills organization and problem solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to utilize the medical record for accessing information, recording evaluations and progress notes and for ordering appropriate medication and tests.

Demonstrated experience with the pediatric neurology patient population within the last four years

Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team

NOTE:* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.* Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):

Desired Qualifications*

NP experience with pediatric neurology/epilepsy patient population.

Outpatient/ambulatory experience

Work Schedule

Hours: hours per week 40Shift/Hours/Days: DaysLocation: Division of Pediatric Neurology

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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