Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care - Internal Medicine / Hematology

12 Jan 2024
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Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care - Internal Medicine / HematologyLocation: Texas Medical Center-Houston, TexasCategory: Advanced Care ProvidersMcGovern Medical School at UTHealth HoustonRequisition #: 2400005CPosition Summary:Provides advanced nursing care to sickle cell patients with complex acute, critical, and/or chronic health conditions in a clinic or hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a physician at the UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. The NP should be comfortable with the sickle cell patient population and be comfortable seeing patients with the physician and independently, as well as occasional hospital inpatient coverage with the attending physician.Position Key Accountabilities:

Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.

Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.

Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.

Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.

Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.

Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care, or problem-oriented care, under the supervision of a physician.

Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests, and interprets results.

Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.

Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or preventative health care.

Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.

Maintains appropriate records, and prepares charts for review and counter signature by physician.

Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.

Responds to emergency situations.

Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:Current Texas Licensure as a Registered NurseCurrent Texas Licensure as an APRN-NPCurrent specialty certification as required by department, excluding FNP certification unless paired with a post master’s certification in specialty.Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by department.Minimum Education:Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.Minimum Experience:None; previous experience in area of clinical focus preferred.Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.UTHealth BenefitsUTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.https://www.uth.edu/benefits/Equal Employment Opportunity StatementUTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

Full-time
  • ID: #50857248
  • State: Texas Texasmedicalcenterhouston 00000 Texasmedicalcenterhouston USA
  • City: Texasmedicalcenterhouston
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
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