The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a Board Certified independent practitioner who is responsible for the care, coordination, and management of the pediatric orthopedic patients. The NP in pediatrics will work in collaboration with the pediatric medical and orthopedic services to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients. The NP will collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop an individualized plans of care. The NP will have prescriptive privileges for both medicinal and therapeutic age related modalities. The NP specializing in pediatrics will serve as a resource, mentor and educator for the pediatric patient, their family and other healthcare members. The NP will participate in research activities conducted in collaboration with other pediatric health care team members.