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ACNP NURSE PRACTITIONER - PULMONARY OPS (IN-PATIENT) - SUGAR LAND

Job Ref: 12244

Talent Area: Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Area/Department: SL Pulmonary Ops 2

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Company Profile

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group - As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients.  As part of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG), these specialists not only provide excellent clinical care, but are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow.  This combination of clinical service, research and academics ensures patients have access to the latest in treatments and technologies while providing the best in comprehensive patient care.  Established as a non-profit corporation and certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, HMSPG enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to their clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.


Job Summary

 JOB SUMMARY

Functions as a primary care provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient.  Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and The Methodist Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.

 PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Serves all age groups

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision.
  2. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers.  Rounds with physicians/surgeons and attends unit interdisciplinary rounds.
  3. Conducts comprehensive health assessments, identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations.
  4. Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/r standing orders.  Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care.
  5. Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient populations.
  6. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care.
  7. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate.  Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s).
  8. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
  9. Maintains current licensure and credentials.  Remains current in practice.
  10. Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
  11. Demonstrates the components of ICARE.
  12. Demonstrates ServicePride Standards.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Masters degree in Nursing.(NP)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Required minimum three (3) years of clinical nursing experience.

Preferred minimum of 2 years in Advanced Practice role. (NP)

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Registered Nurse with current Texas license

Credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing as Advanced Practice Nurse (NP)

Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas

American Heart Association BLS and ACLS required

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must be able to communicate effectively in English

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Prolonged standing and walking

Must be able to lift, mobilize, and assist patients as needed in order to complete examinations/procedures.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Direct patient contact

Universal precautions required

 


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