Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Outpatient)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

3440 MKT - 3440 Market St Specialty Care Req ID: 82254

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

In collaboration with an attending physician, the Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her delineation of privileges and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research. This is posting is for an outpatient nurse practitioner role within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Sciences (DCAPBS) located at 3440 Market Street. 


This location provides emotional and behavioral health services for infants, children, and teens, and conducts thorough evaluations with all patients using a biopsychosocial model.  The interdisciplinary team consists of Advanced Practice Providers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical Nurses, and Social Workers that work in conjunction with other pediatric specialists at CHOP for complex cases.  The team is commited to easing the stress associated with illness by providing support to children with chronic medical conditions and their families.


Come join a team of more than 600 APPs providing specialized and expert care.  APP team members are active in harm prevention, quality improvement, evidence based practice, and research.  A structured orientation curriculum with ongoing professional development is available to all APP team members.  To learn more about our Center for Advanced Practice and innovative programs for our APPs please visit: https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/center-advanced-practice


Job Responsibilities
  • Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients. Performs and documents daily assessments. Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care.
  • Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  • Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. Using the most current evidence, modifies the plan of care based on the effectiveness of the treatment and the patient/family response to the plan.
  • Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
  • Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participates in the professional development of others. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practitioners, students, and other health care providers.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
RN - Registered Nurse
Certificate of Prescriptive Authority
Licensure for Advanced Practice Role
CRNP - Cert Regist Nurse Prac License
National Certification - Nurse Practitioner
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s/Doctorate in Nursing as applicable to correlating program of study.

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Ability to work in an inter-professional team setting with multiple responsibilities.

  • Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.


Refer to Scope of Practice Document and Clinical Responsibilities Checklist for specific requirements of role.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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