Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care / Physician Assistant - PICU

Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care / Physician Assistant - PICU

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Shift: 7a-7p and 7p-7a. Days, Nights and Weekend Rotations

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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.

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We are searching for an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - someone who works well in a fast-paced critical care setting. In this position you’ll work under the supervision of the practice physician(s) and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to render age appropriate care for critically ill children with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses. You will be required to practice under established protocols and will assume independent responsibility in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of treatment and procedures.


The schedule for this position includes days, nights and weekend rotations. 

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Responsibilities :

• Provide age and developmentally appropriate care for the neonate through young adult on the Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Service or consult
• Perform comprehensive history and physical assessment
• Assess, diagnose, and develop a plan of care, prescribes treatment and evaluate the care of patients
• Order and interpret primary diagnosis based on history, physical assessment and diagnostic findings
• Communicate the plan of care for each patient to appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team
• Perform appropriate procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the PICU
• Assure family and patient participation in care and care decisions
• Ensure that appropriate documentation for each patient is complete and up-to-date
• Respond to Rapid Response events and provide critical interventions.
• Serve as a clinical resource for other members of the multidisciplinary team
• Attend and participate in departmental education opportunities
• Membership on hospital-wide and departmental committees
• Advance patient care delivery and multidisciplinary approach to care through the application of researched, evidenced-based practice standard
• Actively pursue education opportunities for ongoing professional growth
• Actively participate in Advanced Practice Providers administrative meetings and decisions pertaining to the practice and development in the division of critical care
• Serve as clinical trial investigator and/or participant in multiple phases of critical care section-sponsored research


Acute Care Certified - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:
• A Master’s Degree in Nursing
• Current, valid, unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN) from the Texas Board of Nursing
• Current certification – initial certification and maintenance of certification by national certifying bodies recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner (NP),
• Advance practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing (PNP-AC)
• Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
• Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for health care providers
• Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)

Physician Assistant
• Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies 
• Licensed and certified as a physician assistant
• Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
• Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for health care providers
• Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)

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