Children’s of Minnesota is one of the largest freestanding pediatric health care systems in the U.S., with 381 staffed beds (half of those on Intensive Care Units) and more than 4,200 employees at our hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul (3.2 million inhabitants in the metro area). An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,500 inpatient admissions, 19,000 surgical cases, 8,000 home visits, and more than 90,000 emergency room and 250,000 other outpatient visits every year.
With currently 35 employed staff members, the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in
We seek a full time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with experience in integrative medicine and/or general or subspecialty pediatrics with an interest in integrative medicine to join the expanding multi-disciplinary Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine Team.
This exciting and ambitious program aims to control acute, chronic and recurrent pain and other symptoms in in- and outpatients at Children’s. We offer children, adolescents, and families a variety of assessment, treatment, and consultative services including expert medical and nursing care, pharmacological therapy, holistic assessment, psychosocial assessment and intervention, psychotherapy, self-regulation skills training, biofeedback, relaxation training, guided imagery/hypnosis, massage therapy, healing touch, and aromatherapy. The APRN will work with a team that covers both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide integrative medicine management of children with pain and other conditions in the inpatient and clinic settings. The primary population will include children with chronic pain (e.g. chronic headaches and abdominal pain), and children with conditions such as sleep disorders, stress, vocal cord dysfunction and anxiety. Good communication skills, flexibility and a desire to learn together with the interdisciplinary team are a must. Experience in pediatrics as well as knowledge of pediatric integrative medicine is preferred. However, the successful applicant will undergo a designated training period.
In 2013 the Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine program was the recipient of the “Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award” by the American Pain Society. In 2008 it received the distinguished Circle of Life award (sponsored by American Hospital Association) as well as being designated as one of two pediatric palliative care leadership centers with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Our Children’s Institute for Pain & Palliative Care (CIPPC) provides comprehensive teaching, including the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class.
This is a newly created position and the successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team, including 5 physicians, 6 clinical nurse specialists/advanced nurse practitioners (2 of which are providing integrative medicine exclusively), 4 nurses, 3 social workers, 2 psychologists, chaplain, child life specialist, 3 research staff, music therapist, 4 integrative medicine therapists plus support/administrative staff to assure timely assessment and intervention for all children referred to the program
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in nursing; Master’s or higher degree in nursing. Current Minnesota RN license (or eligibility); Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist or Pediatric or Family Nurse Practitioner certification required.
For further questions please contact our program’s manager Liz Leighton Liz.Leighton@childrensmn.orgWe offer competitive compensation and benefits package. For consideration, please visit our web site at www.childrensmn.org to learn more. EOE/Smoke-Free Environment.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been ranked among the top Children’s Hospitals in the USA (U.S. News & World Report) and among the top ten pediatric hospitals in quality and safety (Leapfrog Group).
The twin cities of Minneapolis / St. Paul provide an extraordinary high level of quality of life: