Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine - The Woodlands

 
Position: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine - The Woodlands

Job ID: 164346

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO APP PHM / EC

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 12 hour shifts, rotating shifts, days, nights and weekends

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.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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:

Physician Assistant:

We are searching for a 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 population focused specialty. You’ll work under a delineation of clinical privileges and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team, including the attending physicians, resident physicians and fellow physicians to provide comprehensive patient care in accordance with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. You’ll practice under established guidelines and clinical protocols, assume independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is appropriate for the ages of patients served. You'll also be responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

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Nurse Practitioner:

We are searching for a Nurse Practitioner -- 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. The nurse practitioner (NP) works under a delineation of clinical privileges and will work collaboratively with other members of the health care team. Practice under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the NP assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served. As an advanced practice nurse, the NP is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

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Responsibilities :

Physician Assistant:

  • Provide medical services that are within the education and training of the Physician Assistant within the scope of practice and delegation of the supervising physician
  • Obtain a comprehensive health, developmental, and family history on patients and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record
  • Prescribe or administer medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Administer appropriate vaccines as observed by physicians and documented in medical records
  • Order diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Foster collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to improve health care
  • Establish a relationship with the patient/family characterized by mutual respect, empathy, and collaboration

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Daily utilize advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Consistently demonstrate effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
  • Consistently serve as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other healthcare professionals
  • Consistently apply new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing to clinical practice
  • Demonstrate current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate NP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
  • Participate in departmental Quality Improvement program annually
  • Obtain a comprehensive health, developmental, and family history on patients as documented in the patient’s medical record
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the health care disciplines to provide comprehensive care to patients
  • Identify and document patient/family learning needs, readiness to learn, and level of understanding, incorporating family culture and belief systems on all patients


Qualifications:

Physician Assistant: 

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • PA - Cert-Physician Assistant Required

Nurse Practitioner: 

  • Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) required
  • RN license (nursing) required
  • FNP, NNP, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CPNP-AC, or AG-ACNP license required
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

 



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