Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care / Child and Adolescent (PMHNP)
Advanced Care Providers
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Requisition #: 1800026H
Provides advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, critical, and/or chronic health conditions in a psychiatric hospital setting under the direction of a physician. Working in a supportive environment for children and adolescents, where they and their families have a opportunity to better understand their illness and begin learning skills to better cope with life-issues that may threaten their mental health.
Location: Harris County Psychiatric Center
Dept: HCPC Psychiatry
Position Key Accountabilities:
Conducts complex, standardized psychiatric care which requires 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.
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 (Psychiatric and Mental Health NP Certification).
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by department.
Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.
None; previous experience in area of clinical focus preferred.
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.
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 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 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.
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