Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care / Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery - Main Campus

Texas Children's Hospital Houston, TX
Job Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care Certified) or Physician Assistant to join our Pediatric Neurosurgery team. The ideal candidate works well in a team environment and enjoys a fast-paced hospital and clinic setting. He or she should be flexible and confident. As a Neurosurgery APP, you will provide medical services within the education, training and experience of a Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, through delegation by the Supervising Physician in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Responsibilities

* Provide quality patient care within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant or nurse practitioner, through delegation of the supervising physician within an inpatient and outpatient setting

* Work independently to assess, diagnose, treat, and educate patients, consulting with physician as needed

* Provide appropriate clinical documentation using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for all patient encounters.

* Perform comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations for all patients

* Responsible for inpatient consults and rounding.

* Collaborate effectively with physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses and our resident team

* Communicate effectively with patients, families and clinical team

Qualifications

Nurse Practitioner

* A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is required for new hires effective 03/01/17 or after

* For employees hired before 03/01/17, an MSN is required for NPs licensed 01/01/03 or after

* For employees hired before 03/01/17, either an MSN or a certificate program is required for NPs licensed prior to 01/01/03

* Registered Nurse (RN) License from the Texas Board of Nursing

* Advanced practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing

* Broad knowledge of nursing functions and medical terminology

* Broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching

* Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily advanced nursing care of children

* Ability to work effectively with others

* Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities

* Specific skills are those referred to in the Delineation of Special Procedures

Physician Assistant

* Bachelor's degree

* Current license from Texas Medical Board to practice in the State of Texas

* Current certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

Desired Skills & Experience for Physician Assistants:

* Master's degree

* Current BLS and PALS certification

* Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment

* Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements

Our Advanced Practice professional team operates as a cohesive group that engages in active partnership with our physician colleagues to provide World Class pediatric healthcare.

Company Profile

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.