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Req. No

183352

Job Title

NP - Emergency Medicine

Market

CHRISTUS Children's

Category

Advanced Practice Clinician

Facility

CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital

Address

333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX  78207
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Type

FULL TIME

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Job Description

Summary:

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. 

Job Purpose

Provides advanced nursing care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Work Type:

Full Time


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NP - Emergency Medicine