We are searching for a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner who is motivated to work in an exciting pediatric 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 NP or PA 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 APP 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 provider, the NP or PA is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.
- 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
- Pediatric experience strongly preferred.
- Experience as a nurse practitioner in the emergency room is strongly preferred.
- Required Bachelor's Degree
- PA -Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board
- Pediatric experience strongly preferred.
- Experience as a physician assistant in the emergency room is strongly preferred.
- 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
- Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
- Administers or provides medications as delegated by authorizing physician
- Orders and interprets diagnostic tests
- Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
- Provides the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling and disease management
- Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
- Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to population specific clinical practice
- Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
- Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually
About Texas Children’s
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).
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.