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Nurse Practitioner - Urology - TMC

Job Ref: 17959

Talent Area: Nurse Practitioner

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Urology - Pa

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

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.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision. Works under the supervision of the Physician and collaborates with clinical providers to provide evaluation, medication management and therapeutic interventions to  patients. 2. Will perform assessments and management of patients.  Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Rounds with physicians/surgeons and attends unit interdisciplinary rounds. 3. Provides interventions in individual, group, and family settings. 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. Provides education to the patient and family as well as participate in instruction to nursing and other health professionals about psychiatric illness and its management. 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. Serves as a liaison with other services . 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 efforts. 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 by the supervising Transplant Psychiatrist or the Transplant program.  EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Masters degree in Nursing.  EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Required minimum 3  years of clinical nursing experience. Preferred minimum of 2  years in Advanced Practice role.  CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  Registered Nurse with current Texas license Credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing as Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas  CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  Registered Nurse with current Texas licensure  WORKING :  Normal office conditions

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