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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Child Protection Team
Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/30/2021
Expire Date: 03/26/2022
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Child Protection Team

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Job Profile Name: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

FLSA Status: Exempt


The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) delivers medical care to a wide variety of patients. The APRN also examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. May prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests. Advises patients about continuing care.


  • Performs and documents complete physical examinations and comprehensive health histories.

  • Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for patients.

  • Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient's age-specific needs.

  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities

  • Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability.

  • Assists with the provision of care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.

  • Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.

  • Facilitates the patient's transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.

  • Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Master's degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Valid State of Florida APRN License


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Department Specific Functions 50%

General Description (Purpose and Function): Child Protection Team

This ARNP position will report directly to and work under the supervision of the Medical Director, Walter F. Lambert, M.D. This ARNP position will be responsible for the evaluation and documentation of alleged child maltreatment, clinical pediatric nursing, healthcare management, coordination of services, public speaking, trainings and utilization of community resources. This includes providing support both at the main office as well as satellite offices in south Dade and Monroe County.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide medical evaluations of children referred with allegations of child maltreatment:

  • Triage and provide initial assessments of children suspected of having been abused or neglected.

  • Review medical histories.

  • Provide follow up on hospitalized cases and review indicated imaging and laboratory results.

  • Arrange for out-patient studies or consults as indicated.

  • Assist in the development of treatment plans and coordinate the provision of services with public and private agencies.

  • Rotate on-call including weekends and holidays.

2. Obtain comprehensive health history, including pertinent medical and psychosocial aspects appropriate to the age, life situations, and developmental stage of the patient:

  • Perform complete physical exam, including sexual abuse examinations when required.

  • Determine need for appropriate diagnostic studies, including imaging studies.

  • Assist social work staff in identifying behavioral problems and diagnoses and make treatment recommendations.

  • Provide a comprehensive report including the interview summary, detailed examination, completion of diagrams, and photo documentation within the contract standards time limits.

  • Must be available for 24 hour on-call rotation (including weekends and holidays).

3. Assist in the coordination of the multiplicity of services required in the evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic referrals for abused or neglected children.

  • Document pertinent data and maintain up-to-date appropriate medical records on clients in accordance with agency policy and funding mandates/contractual standards. (CPT/VOCA)

  • Advocate and participate in the development of appropriate treatment plans.

  • Coordinate the provision of services with other agencies.

  • Document their activity in case progress notes in CPTIS.

4. Remain current on child maltreatment literature, as well as policies and procedures related to abused children, including but not limited to, the Florida Statutes, VOCA guidelines and regulations and the DOH CPT Handbook:

  • Participate in staff development

  • Provide in-service and community training

  • Attend outside training as available.

5. Provide expert testimony via depositions and court testimony as required.

6. Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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