Physician Assistant / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (RN) - Pediatric Public Health - Brazoria County

 
Position: Physician Assistant / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (RN) - Pediatric Public Health - Brazoria County

Job ID: 143697

Location: US-TX-HOUSTON

Department: Children's Assessment Center

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced clinic setting, to work in our Pediatric Public Health Clinic. The nurse practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant works under a delineation of clinical privileges and works collaboratively with other members of the health care team. Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the NP assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served. As an advanced practice nurse or Physician Assistant, the NP or PA is responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

 

The Advanced Practice Provider working in this role will be working in an outpatient setting seeing patients for sexual abuse and physical abuse.

 

This position will be located at multiple locations. Monday and Wednesday at a clinic in Brazoria County and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Main Campus or West Campus.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Daily utilization of advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing and clinical practice
  • Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrates NP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually


Qualifications:

Nurse Practitioner:

  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is required for new hires effective 03/01/17 or after
  • For employees hired before 03/01/17, an MSN is required for NPs licensed 01/01/03 or after
  • For employees hired before 03/01/17, either an MSN or a certificate program is required for NPs licensed prior to 01/01/03
  • Broad knowledge of nursing functions and medical terminology
  • Broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily advanced nursing care of children
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Specific skills are those referred to in the Delineation of Special Procedures

Physician Assistant:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current license from Texas Medical Board to practice in the State of Texas
  • Current certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Current BLS and PALS certification
  • DEA and DPS certifications
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements

 



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