Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Certified / Physician Assistant - Interventional Radiology

 
Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Certified / Physician Assistant - Interventional Radiology

Job ID: 160107

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOODLANDS SURGERY APP

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will practice in an advanced role to provide developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate health maintenance for well children, episodic care for ill children, and comprehensive care for children with chronic conditions. As an advanced practice provider, the NP or PA is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

 

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Responsibilities :

Nurse Practitioner:

 

  • Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
  • Communicates research findings to other health care professionals as observed by evaluation of written reports
  • Maintains knowledge base by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education programs annually
  • Develops and updates a delegation protocol in collaboration with a physician specific to the pediatric specialty
  • Participates in at least one QI aspect of care, which shows improvement, related to patient outcome

Physician Assistant:

 

  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Prescribes or administers medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Orders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Implements or modifies treatment plan based upon results of diagnostic studies as evidenced in medical record
  • Identifies and documents patient/family learning needs, readiness to learn, and level of understanding, incorporating family culture and belief systems on all patients
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the initiation, development, and implementation of research studies
  • Enhances clinical knowledge by reading professional literature, attending staff development, and continuing education programs regularly
  • Evaluates departmental quality and safety initiative data related to an implementation of a change in clinical practice and make further recommendations as indicated


Qualifications:

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master’s degree in nursing required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
  • FNP, NNP, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CPNP-AC, or AG-ACNP from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • PNP-AC preferred

Physician Assistant:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • PA certification from the Texas Medical Board required


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