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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- ACTAT Surgery - Nurse Practitioner

Company: UT Health Science Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- ACTAT Surgery
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

* 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
* Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
* The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!
* Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
* Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees' wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

* Free financial and legal counseling
* Free mental health counseling services
* Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
* Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
* Resources for child and elder care
* Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides advanced nursing care to 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.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. 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.

2. Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.

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

12. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.

13. Responds to emergency situations.

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

15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Current Texas Licensure as an APRN-NP

Current 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 - 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0963, 1976, 46Y1C, 46Y1H, 66B, 66C, 4A0X1, 46YX, 65D, 230X, PHA10, 42GX, 66P, 66R, 290X.

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Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

Keywords: UT Health Science Center, Houston , Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- ACTAT Surgery - Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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