Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Nocturnist Program
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Location:
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070

Category: Nurse Practitioner

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: Feb. 21, 2019

Work Shift: 7pm-7am

Work Week: Varies between M - F, rotating weekends. Assigned to nights and/or weekend shifts as part of the regular schedule.


Job Summary

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital seeking an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for the Nocturnist Program.

  • The Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (NP-AC) position functions as a licensed registered nurse and care provider to provide all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatment and consultation while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient.
  • This position may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations and performs according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and as part of a treatment team. Role models compassionate communication with patients, physicians and the interprofessional health care team. 
  • The NP-AC position provides education to patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments.
  • This position may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's healthcare provider, prescribing medications as appropriate.
  • The NP position effects direct patient care according to the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Two years of registered nurse, advanced practice or nurse practitioner clinical experience

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Master degree in Nursing

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent license within 90 days
  • Recognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the State of Texas
  • Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, based on applicable patient population, i.e. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG)
  • American Heart Association BLS and ACLS 
  • Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
  • 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.
  • Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional team to collaborate on the plan of care
  • Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
  • Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families
  • Demonstrates proficient time management skills
  • Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston.  The 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 employees.  Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in 2016.  Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.

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