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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Inpatient Psychiatry Behavioral Health - The Medical Center

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Inpatient Psychiatry Behavioral Health - The Medical Center
    Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: NPP Acute Care Service
    Shift: 8a-4p, 8a-5p and 8a-8p. This team covers Monday-Sunday with rotating schedule.
    Job ID: 411361

We are searching for a Physician Assistant or a Psychiatric Mental Health 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.

Nurse Practitioner:

  • 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, AG-ACNP, or PHMNP-BC from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred 

Physician Assistant:

  • Required Bachelor's Degree
  • PA -Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board

Responsibilities: 

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

Physician Assistant:

  • 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

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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.

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