Nurse Practitioner AC (Days)
Posted on: October 17, 2020
The Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (NP AC) position functions as a
licensed registered nurse and care provider to provide all aspects
of patient care, including diagnosis, treatment and consultation
while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient.. This
position may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations and
performs according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas
and as part of a treatment team. Role models compassionate
communication with patients, physicians and the interprofessional
health care team. The NP-AC position provides education to patients
about preventative care and prescribed treatments. This position
may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's
healthcare provider, prescribing medications as appropriate. The NP
position effects direct patient care according to the Houston
Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and
Professional Performance policies and procedures.
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care"
plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
oProvide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following
our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET,
Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs
are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling
their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25 %
1.Demonstrates leadership as a clinical resource, interprofessional
consultant, and patient advocate. Identifies staff development
opportunities for professional growth of colleagues, provides
coaching to meet identified goals.
2.Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work
environment. Acts as a role model and coaches staff in effective
verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Serves as preceptor
for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s), as
3.Communicates organizational information and aspects of
administrative and clinical practice in a respectful and positive
manner when interacting with staff. Advocates for a balanced
workload, promotes positive behaviors, and peer-to-peer
accountability. Facilitates the promotion of teamwork.
4.Collaborates with the interprofessional healthcare team members
to manage/coordinate patient care. Advocates on patient/family s
behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns.
SERVICE - 20%
1.Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician
supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on
identified expected unit/optimal outcomes, individualized to the
patient. Prioritizes care based on the patient s needs, abilities
2.Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Attends
and participates in interdisciplinary rounds, as appropriate.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
1.Provides safe and effective care by leading and initiating
outcome, quality and safety improvement activities in alignment
with organizational goals. Demonstrates highly developed
assessment, clinical, documentation, leadership and analytical
skills; integrates and contributes to professional practice
standards, policies, procedures, protocols and leads improvements
in patient safety-related processes.
2.Functions as a quality care provider, coordinating, maintaining
and promoting the health of the patient. Assist the
interprofessional healthcare team in the development and
implementation of protocols to ensure patient safety. Affects
direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the
State of Texas and the Houston Methodist Professional Practice
Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance.
3.Conducts health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge, as
appropriate). Identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics,
develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and
evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s).
4.Performs invasive, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary
for defined patient population(s) based on licensure and
FINANCE - 15%
1.Implements departmental strategies to achieve financial target on
entity scorecard and mentors others to do the same through timely
documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing
efficiency, and other areas according to departmental
2.Projects awareness and understanding of resource allocation based
on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills.
3.Contributes to department plans for resource utilization and
capital needs to meet departmental financial target.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
1.Promotes quality health care through integration of current
research into practice and participation in research/evidence-based
activities. Leads and identifies opportunities for practice changes
and performance improvement.
2.Provides education of information/knowledge in professional
activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
Expands individual nursing knowledge and coaches staff to grow in
knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes. Serves as clinical
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
oMaster degree in Nursing
oTwo years of registered nurse, advanced practice or nurse
practitioner clinical experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent
license within 90 days
oRecognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in
the State of Texas
oOne of the following certifications, based on applicable to
patient population, i.e.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
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Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
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