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Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Hospitalist - Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Baytown
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Master degree in Nursing

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Two years of registered nurse, advanced practice or nurse practitioner clinical experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent license within 90 days Recognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the State of Texas Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, based on applicable patient population, i.e. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) American Heart Association BLS American Heart Association ACLS (not required for Employee Health, Primary Care and Telemedicine departments) Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Baytown , Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Hospitalist - Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, Other , Baytown, Texas

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