Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Pulmonary Hypertension

 
Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Pulmonary Hypertension

Job ID: 157749

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NPP ACUTE CARE SERVICE

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: M-F 8a-5p. Call one weekend every month.

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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join our pulmonary hypertension team, someone who works well in a face-paced setting caring for children with complex needs. In this position you’ll work under the supervision of the practice physician(s) and work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team to render developmentally appropriate and age appropriate care for chronically ill children diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. You will be required to practice under established protocols and will assume independent responsibility in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. You will see patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As an advanced practice provider you will be responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.  

 

This position is a full time, Monday-Friday position with one weekend of call every other month.



Responsibilities :

  • Daily utilizes 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
  • Communicates research findings to other health care professionals as observed by evaluation of written reports
  • Maintains knowledge base by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education programs annually
  • Develops and updates a delegation protocol in collaboration with a physician specific to the pediatric specialty
  • Participates in at least one QI aspect of care, which shows improvement, related to patient outcome


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
  • FNP, NNP, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CPNP-AC, or AG-ACNP from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • PNP-AC preferred


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