Nurse Practitioner (RN), Physician Assistant - PICU - The Woodlands (Multiple Shifts)

 
Position: Nurse Practitioner (RN), Physician Assistant - PICU - The Woodlands (Multiple Shifts)

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Shift: Shift (FT/PT/ PRN): Full Time (6:30p-6:30a, 6:30a-6:30p & Weekends)

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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 an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/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.

 

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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


Qualifications:

  

Advanced Practice Acute Care 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 (ACPNP)
  • 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
  • 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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