New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Part-Time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to work in its Healthy@Home Program.
The Healthy@Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted service that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children with complex conditions. Clinical social workers provide support and case management services to families that are experiencing significant family and psycho-social stressors that are impacting their ability to care for their child or children with special needs. The role of the part-time pediatric nurse practitioner in the Healthy@ Home Program is to collaborate with program staff in case management and care coordination for children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional/behavioral disturbances and their families who are followed in the program.
Position Type: Part-Time, 17.5 hours/week. Work schedule must be flexible to accommodate needs of program activities. No weekend work. No on call.
Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: 1775 Grand Concourse, 7th Floor Bronx, NY 10453
Department/ Program: Healthy@Home Program
Description of Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Together with program staff and independently, meet children and families who have been referred for enrollment in their communities, at medical appointments both at NAC’s Article 28 Clinic and in hospital.
Conduct home visits to children and families enrolled in the program, both in the company of program staff and independently, as the need arises
Participate in all care coordination activities in which the team is involved, both directly with children and youth and their families, and in work with NAC staff, both those who are a part of the Healthy at Home Program and others who work in various departments at NAC.
Review outside medical records thoroughly that are received for children and youth enrolled in the program
Initiate contact and follow up with community- and hospital-based pediatric, medical and surgical providers, home care agencies, other case management agencies, schools, after-school programs, camps, recreation services and other community-based agencies
Conduct outpatient visits, both office visits and preventive care visits, in NAC’s Article 28 Clinic, both at 26th Street and on the mobile medical unit
Participate in all program meetings, scheduled and ad hoc
Participate in all meetings held with staff from other programs at NAC
Contribute to program activities involving reports and applications to grantors and other sources of program funding
Participate in meetings and activities of other programs at NAC to the extent these inform the work done in Healthy at Home
Required Education and Experience:
Certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Licensure in NY State as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
At least 3 years of full time experience, or the equivalent, working extensively with children with medical complexity and developmental disabilities in outpatient, inpatient or pediatric subspecialty-care based in or affiliated with a tertiary care medical center
Advanced competency communicating nuances of children’s complex needs in interactions with families and program staff who are not health professionals
Advanced skills accessing and interpreting the health care literature, including questions and learning that arises from critical reading of original research studies and reviews
Comfort with and interest in working with families living in poverty and in substandard housing conditions
Collaborative approach to inter-disciplinary, team-based care
Flexibility with scheduling
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
How to Apply:
Please indicate “Part-Time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner “in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letterand resumeto:
For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
Internal Number: 10002
About New Alternatives for Children
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning and innovative health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a new satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families.