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Nurse Practitioner - Critical Care

Job Ref: 26275

Talent Area: Nurse Practitioner

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Anesthesia - Critical Care

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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 Transplant Psychiatrist and collaborates with clinical providers to provide evaluation, medication management and psychotherapeutic interventions to Transplant patients. 2. Will perform psychiatric and psychosocial assessment and management of patients and families in the transplant program. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Rounds with physicians/surgeons and attends unit interdisciplinary rounds. 3. Provides psychotherapy and behavioral 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 between Psychiatry and other services such as nursing or social work. 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 in Transplant Psychiatry to further the field of Organ Transplantation. 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

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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