Work Shift: NIGHT
Sunday - Saturday coverage, hours 6pm - 7am
Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and 1344 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services.
Functions as a primary care provider 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 Hospital System Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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. (EF)
Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. “Rounds” with physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds. (EF)
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).(EF)
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. Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care. (EF)
Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s). (EF)
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. (EF)
Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate. (EF)
Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities. (EF)
Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.
Maintains current licensure, registrations, and credentials.
Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in Nursing
Required minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience
3 years in Advanced Practice role
Must be able to communicate effectively in English
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
- 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
Direct patient contact
Universal precautions required
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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