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Texas Children’s Hospital: Physician Assistant / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care – Pediatric General Surgery And Surgical Icu

Texas Children's Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 16, 2021.

We are searching for a Physician Assistant or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Certified someone who works well in a fast-paced setting.

In this position, you will practice in an advanced role to provide developmentally-appropriate and age-appropriate health maintenance for population focused specialty.

Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the PA/NP assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures.

The PA/NP is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levelsThink you’ve got what it takes?ResponsibilitiesPhysician Assistant:Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patientsPrescribes or administers medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical recordsOrders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests orderedImplements or modifies treatment plan based upon results of diagnostic studies as evidenced in medical recordIdentifies and documents patient/family learning needs, readiness to learn, and level of understanding, incorporating family culture and belief systems on all patientsCollaborates with colleagues in the initiation, development, and implementation of research studiesEnhances clinical knowledge by reading professional literature, attending staff development, and continuing education programs regularlyEvaluates departmental quality and safety initiative data related to an implementation of a change in clinical practice and make further recommendations as indicatedNurse Practitioner:Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patientsConsistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriersConsistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionalsCommunicates research findings to other health care professionals as observed by evaluation of written reportsMaintains knowledge base by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education programs annuallyDevelops and updates a delegation protocol in collaboration with a physician specific to the pediatric specialtyParticipates in at least one QI aspect of care, which shows improvement, related to patient outcomeQualificationsBeing fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.Physician Assistant:Bachelor’s degree requiredPA certification from the Texas Medical Board requiredNurse Practitioner:Master’s degree in nursing requiredRN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact requiredFNP, NNP, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CPNP-AC, or AG-ACNP from the Texas Board of Nursing requiredCPNP-AC preferredCompany ProfileSince 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 asrecognition 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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