Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department - Full Time

 
Position: Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department - Full Time

Job ID: 158509

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NPP ACUTE CARE SERVICE

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3p-3a and 7p-7a

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 a Physician Assistant, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Certified, or Family Nurse Practitioner with ENP to work full time night shifts -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will work under the supervision of the site physician(s) and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to render age-appropriate care. Practicing under established protocols, the PA or NP assumes independent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of treatment and procedures.

 

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Responsibilities :

Nurse Practitioner:

  • 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 sills 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 to 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

Physician Assistant:

  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Prescribes or administers medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Orders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Implements or modifies treatment plan based upon results of diagnostic studies as evidenced in medical record
  • Identifies and documents patient/family learning needs, readiness to learn, and level of understanding, incorporating family culture and belief systems on all patients
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the initiation, development, and implementation of research studies
  • Enhances clinical knowledge by reading professional literature, attending staff development, and continuing education programs regularly
  • Evaluates departmental quality and safety initiative data related to an implementation of a change in clinical practice and make further recommendations as indicated


Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • FNP certification from the Texas Board of Nursing, OR, NNP license from the Texas Board of Nursing, OR, PNP-BC certification from the Texas Board of Nursing, OR, WHNP-BC certification from the Texas Board of Nursing, OR CPNP-AC certification from the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Broad knowledge of nursing functions and medical terminology, and a 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, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Specific skills are those referred to in the Delineation of Special Procedures
  • PNP-AC or FNP with ENP Preferred

Physician Assistant: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • PA certification from the Texas Medical Board required

 

 



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