Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 18335200
The Division of Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for a full-time Advanced Practitioner position at CHRISTUS Children's. This position comes with a faculty appointment within the Department of pediatrics, a competitive salary, and a full benefits package.
Provides advanced nursing care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.
Responsibilities include working under the direction of a physician in the applicable area of specialization, provides health care services within scope of practice:
Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and mental status exams.
Records findings of exam to be reviewed and co-signed by attending physician.
Orders and interprets laboratory and radiographic studies under attending physician.
Obtains appropriate body fluid samples for culture & sensitivity specimen(s) when indicated.
Write order(s) to alter medication(s) subject to view by attending physician.
Performs a wide range of surgical and/or medical procedures such as wound care/laceration repair, incision and drainage of abscesses, lumbar puncture, bedside use of ultrasound and others.
Provides counseling to patient(s) and relative(s) on various physical and mental problems.
Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize task completion.
Acts as a patient advocate.
Attends, participates, and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested.
Education Required: Master's degree in in Nursing.
Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Current Texas Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN-NP), and specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Verification of current certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
Background working with children with chronic illness, and knowledge of long term medications and drug interactions
Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care.
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CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.