Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care - Pediatrics & Neonatal Palliative Care

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care - Pediatrics & Neonatal Palliative Care

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Advanced Care Providers

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400014Y

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for rounding on robust service of Pediatric Palliative Care patients between NICU, PICU, CVICU, IMU and the Fetal Center , assist with advance care planning including pediatric hospice referrals, participation in team or family meeting as needed and providing instruction for nursing students, genetics students, pediatric residents, and hospice and palliative medicine fellows, and weekly participation in multi-disciplinary rounds for collaborative support of all subspecialty services. The ideal candidate will have minimum of 1 year experience in Pediatric Palliative Care, Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification, and expertise in pain and symptom management. The candidate will join a longstanding team committed to the ideal delivery of comprehensive pediatric palliative care for the past 18 years. The team is currently in an exciting period of growth, innovation, and poised to pioneer standardization of care especially in the area of fetal center patients. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development, rebranding, restructuring and re-visioning of a program that will continue to benefit, inspire, and support patients, families and colleagues to have the best quality of life. We look forward to welcoming a team member who will amplify and resonate this dynamic which we all embody and are excited to grow!

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston - Pediatrics Palliative Care

6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full time - 40 hrs/week.

(This ideally will be met by 4 10 hr days. There is flexibility in the way clinical hours will be met as our outpatient and telehealth arms grow)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. 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.

  2. Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.

  3. Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.

  4. Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.

  5. Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.

  6. Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care, or problem-oriented care, under the supervision of a physician.

  7. Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests, and interprets results.

  8. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.

  9. Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or preventative health care.

  10. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.

  11. Maintains appropriate records, and prepares charts for review and counter signature by physician.

  12. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.

  13. Responds to emergency situations.

  14. Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/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 master’s certification in specialty.

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

Minimum Education:

Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.

Minimum Experience:

None; previous experience in area of clinical focus preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0963, 1976, 46Y1C, 46Y1H, 66B, 66C, 4A0X1, 46YX, 65D, 230X, PHA10, 42GX, 66P, 66R, 290X.

For a complete list please visitwww.uthealth-veterans.jobs.

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.