NP or CNS / Advanced Practice Nurse - LBJ Hospital
Harris Health System
April 1, 2018
Harris Health System Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) functions as a clinical provider in various clinical areas to evaluate, plan and provide care for patients in consultation with and under the direct supervision of attending physician and serves as a clinical leader responsible for facilitating quality patient care in collaboration with pavillion leaders, nursing staff and other disciplines. The APN provides both programmatic and individually-delegated patient care. The APN serves as a clinical expert and consultant to support the healthcare system in providing patient-centered, culturally-competent, outcome-focused therapeutic care within the management of specified populations through independent and collaborative clinical management. The APN aligns practice with professional rules and regulations, accreditation standards, and organizational policies and procedures.
The APN leads programmatic initiatives for care improvement that is congruent with the strategic and operational goals of the pavilion. The APN provides personalized care and service consistent with the Harris Health System care values on people, diversity and inclusion, compassionate care, trust, integrity, mutual respect, communication, and education.
a.Education: i.Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a university-based program for Advanced Practice Nurse. b.Licensure/Certification:
i.Current RN license with the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON); ii.Current recognition as an APN with the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON); iii.Current prescriptive authorization (or eligibility) number from the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON); iv.Current specialty certification from nationally recognized certifying organizations; v.Current and unrestricted Drug Enforcement Registration (DEA) License (or will be required to obtain have a DEA registration license within 3 months of hire) (Nurse Practitioner); vi.Current Basic Life Support Certification from American Heart Association; vii.Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification from American Heart Association (as appropriate to specialty area); viii.Current Pediatric Advance Life Support from American Heart Association (as appropriate to specialty area).
2.Work Experience: New APN graduate may apply 1-3 years of APN experience preferred 3-5 years of RN experience in related clinical area of practice preferred
1.Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Bilingual Skills Required No Writing /Composing (Correspondence/ Reports)
2.Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms,PC, Research, Statistical, Word Proc.
3.Advanced Education: Advance TrainingSpecialty: ANCC Certification Bachelors Degree Major: Nursing or related field
4.Work Schedule: Holidays, Flexible
5.Other Requirements: Advanced clinical knowledge with conflict resolution and communication coaching skills; inquisitive and willing to put herself/himself forward to advance the agenda for change at the unit level.
Internal Number: 141558
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.