Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary
|Salary||$66,798 - $105,700|
|Bonus||$1,007 - $15,205|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$69,750 - $115,735|
|Hourly Rate||$36.31 - $61.45|
|Overtime||$15.46 - $100.17|
|Bonus||$1,007 - $15,205|
|Total Pay (||$69,750 - $115,735|
Job Description for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)
A pediatrics nurse practitioner (pediatrics NP) is a medical professional who works with patients in a pediatrics ward of a hospital or other medical facility. In many ways, a nurse practitioner may serve as a primary point of contact or primary care provider, usually in close consultation with physicians.Read More...
They frequently young, chronically ill patients in the hospital or specialized clinic environment, helping administer and prescribe treatments in consultation with specialists with specialists based upon observations and outcomes of various therapies. The nurse practitioner has some limited ability to prescribe medications as needed and may be called upon for minor day-to-day diagnosis responsibilities of a non-critical variety.
Because the pediatrics nurse practitioner works with young patients, they must possess a patience and facility for working with children. This requires specialized communications skills, an ability to listen and interpret information from the patient, and an ability to subsequently act upon information in a compassionate manner. Additionally, the nurse practitioner must work closely with families, demonstrating competence and compassion.
To be a nurse practitioner in pediatrics, an individual must have a specialized nursing degree from an accredited program. Certifications and licensing to work in this field must also be maintained and updated as required by state law and other relevant regulations. Larger hospitals may require some previous nursing experience in other disciplines before hiring someone to fill this position.
Clinical nurses with non-residential patients may work fairly standard daytime hours; in hospital situations, pediatric nurse practitioners often must be available for shift work during daytime, evening, or overnight hours.
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks
- Administer therapeutic procedures.
- Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
- Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
- Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
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Pay by Experience for a Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 461 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 149 salaries. A Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 56 salaries.
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