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Medical City Healthcare is one of the region's largest, most comprehensive health care providers and includes 16 hospitals, 8 off-campus emergency rooms, 11 ambulatory surgery centers, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Seeking a Certified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Acute Care and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
This is a combined day/night position: Full-time (days, nights, weekends, call, and holidays)
Master's degree or higher in nursing, documentation of completion of accredited Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).
Prefer Dual Certification for both Primary and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to function independently in a high acuity, fast paced pediatric cardiac intensive care unit caring for patients with congenital heart disease including both pre-surgical and post-surgical patients, acquired heart disease, and post-surgical adult congenital heart disease.
Schedule expectations include covering primary CICU service, second service which consists of step-down patient population, pediatric cardiac inpatient floor patients, taking call for inpatient floor cardiac patients, and the high risk home patient population (on-call, clinic, and in hospital). Will need to work approximately 50% of shifts days and 50% of shifts nights with APP coverage 24/7.
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.