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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine - Part Time Nights - West Campus

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine - Part Time Nights - West Campus
    Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers
    Full/Part Time: Part time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: WC Advanced Practice Providers
    Shift: 7p-7a
    Job ID: 411415

We are searching for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant 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.

Qualifications:

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, or AG-ACNP from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • Pediatric experience strongly preferred.

Physician Assistant:

  • Required Bachelor's Degree
  • PA -Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board
  • Pediatric experience strongly preferred. 

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

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.

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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