Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care - Surgical Hospitalist

 
Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care - Surgical Hospitalist

Job ID: 148980

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SURGICAL HOSPITALISTS

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 10 and 12 hour shifts. Rotating schedule. Days, nights and weekends.

About Texas Children's Hospital

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 looking for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Certified for our Surgical Hospitalist specialty, someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. This position is located at our Main Campus in Houston. You will provide medical services within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant, through delegation of the supervising physician in the department of Pediatric Surgery. 

 

The Surgical Hospitalist handles a wide variety of patients collaborating regularly with other specialty groups supporting a 24/7, 365-day a year department. This position includes inpatient/surgical emergency center consultations, operating room First-Assist, and perioperative coverage.

  

Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas and among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our Department of Surgery, a significant contributor to this reputation, is driven by a professional staff that thrives on providing the highest quality surgical care in a collaborative environment supported by a multi-disciplined team approach. Passionate about surgical education and research, the staff is committed to advancing the field through focus on each specialty.

 
We are one of the largest surgical teams in the TCH organization with the patient load to match! We are looking for the next addition to our team who can thrive in a busy academic hospital environment that provides continuous professional experience through inpatient management and independent performance of multiple surgical procedures. This job provides the opportunity to use World Class standards/practices and participate in leading edge work pioneering new protocols and methods. You will consistently update your skills and knowledge relevant to pediatric practice as you incorporate evidence-based practice into your day-to-day role.

 
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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:

  • 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
  • Registered Nurse (RN) License from the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Advanced practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing (PNP-AC)
  • 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


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