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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine, is looking for advanced practice providers to join our team of five Pediatric Intensivists. Our division has a fully accredited fellowship training program. This dynamic position includes the combination of clinical duties, teaching critical care fellows, residents and medical students, research and involvement with quality improvement projects.

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 DUTIES:
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 patients 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.

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

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 masters certification in specialty.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by department.



MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a post masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.
ABOUT MEMORIAL HERMANN HEALTH SYSTEM


At Memorial Hermann, we are redefining healthcare. As the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann has 14 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I trauma centers and the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

We offer leading-edge diagnostic technologies and treatment techniques as well as Houston's first health information exchange that shares vital patient data among care providers, helping to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. We use resources to make a real difference in the health of our community, contributing in excess of $300 million annually in uncompensated care and community benefit programs, including an award-winning network of public school-based health centers.

Our medical staff physicians and employees practice evidence-based medicine and are committed to rigorous performance measurement and quality-improvement activities. This relentless focus on quality and patient safety continues to result in national awards and recognition. For our 5,500 affiliated physicians and our 21,000 employees, it means exercising uncompromising commitment to deliver the best healthcare possible.