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Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Med/Surg (Days)

Job Ref: 27076

Talent Area: Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands
The Woodlands, TX 77385

Area/Department: Nurse Practioners

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift

DAY

7a-7p


Work Week

3, 12 hour shifts



Company Profile

Houston Methodist The Woodlands will be the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will feature a new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot facility. 

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45, is scheduled to open in July 2017. Construction includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building, which opened March 2016. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices.


Job Summary

Functions as a clinical provider in various areas including but not limited to intensive care units, intermediate care units and emergency response teams while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring acute care. Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and The Houston Methodist Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  1. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

 

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

  1. Focuses on patient/customer safety
  2. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  3. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  4. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  5. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

PEOPLE 20%

1.Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate. 

2.Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s).

 

SERVICE 20%

1.    Manages schedule and staffing for assigned service lines.

2.Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care from unit admission to unit discharge, under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient.

3.Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. “Rounds” with physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds.

4.Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge), identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s).

5.Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders. 

6.Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care.

7.Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s).

8.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.

 

QUALITY/SAFETY 35%

1.    Initiates outcome and quality improvement activities including benchmarking for NP practice.  

2.   Maintains current licensure and credentials.  Remains current in practice

3.    Follows all safety rules and policies and attends all required training in a timely manner.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with staff and management regarding any hazards in the workplace. 

 

FINANCE 5%

  1. Measures and analyzes resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills; contributes to unit plans for resource utilization and capital needs.
  2. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.

 

GROWTH/INNOVATION 20%

  1. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
  2. Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.

 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Three (3) years of clinical nursing experience
  • Three (3) years in Advanced Practice role preferred

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Registered Nurse with current Texas license
  • Recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Certified by ANCC or AANP as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or (AG-ACNP)
  • American Heart Association BLS
  • Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas
  • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS must be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) training through the Society of Critical Care Medicine must be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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