May 08, 2020
Pediatrics Urgent Care
Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Fellowship
The Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant fellowship is an exciting opportunity for post-graduate NPs and PAs who wish to enter the emerging field of Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine. This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that will be completed over the course of six months. Graduates from the program will obtain the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to practice in a high acuity, fast-paced environment. The fellowship will allow both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to provide patient care for acute illnesses and injuries in an outpatient pediatric urgent care setting. The NP/PA will be an active member of the pediatric urgent care team, working closely with our staff NPs, PAs and physicians.During the training process, the NP/PA will identify and treat a variety of acute illnesses and injuries, including, but not limited to, pharyngitis, asthma, croup, pneumonia, UTI, cellulitis, gastroenteritis and dehydration, orthopedic trauma, and head injury. The NP/PA will master procedural skills such as suturing techniques and wound repair, wound care, abscess incision and drainage, simple fracture reduction and dislocation, splinting, and foreign body removal.