Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider. This may include Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – PNP, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – ACNP, FNP with inpatient experience or Physician Assistant (PA) with inpatient experience.
The Nocturnal Program was established to enhance medical nighttime coverage of patients throughout the institution in a coordinated effort utilizing teams comprised of in-house mid-level providers, moonlighting physicians and trainees. The Nocturnal Program provides essential internal medicine and critical care support under the direction of the Nocturnal Program Medical Director and the VP, Inpatient Operations office, Acute Care Services. Nocturnal advanced practice providers provide medical care during the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Advanced Practice Provider teams may consist of physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.
The primary purpose of the Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (Stem Cell) is to provide patient care in the Pediatric Unit to stem cell transplant patients. The Advanced Practice Provider will work as a member of the APP Nocturnal Coverage Team to provide initial assessment and management of urgent issues at night related to internal medicine or critical care needs for our pediatric patients. The APP will facilitate communication and carry out orders from attending physicians related to patient care.
Core Hours: 6 pm-6 am. (The orientation period will include days)
Generous Nocturnal Compensation Package in addition to base salary
KEY FUNCTIONS Provides competent patient care in the inpatient setting in Pediatrics.
Provides initial assessment and management for urgent internal medicine or critical care needs at night.
Conducts comprehensive health assessments, identifies normal and abnormal health characteristics, initiates appropriate care and continuously evaluates care outcomes.
Provides post-admission assessments for nighttime admissions.
Completes sign-out communications and patient care logs as directed by the medical director and administrative director of the Nocturnal Coverage Team.
May also perform delegated functions under the supervision of the physician to include differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority and treatment of a variety of human responses according to practice guidelines, protocols or standing orders.
Uses judgment to collaborate with the healthcare team to manage client care throughout the continuum of care and in a variety of settings.
Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant.
Required: Two years professional clinical experience. Required experience may be substituted with the successful completion of a one-year Advanced Practice Provider fellowship/residency program.
Preferred: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – PNP, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – ACNP or FNP with inpatient experience or Physician Assistant (PA) with inpatient experience.
Required: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.
MAY BE REQUIRED
Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Base plus generous nocturnal package, shift differentials and overtime and full benefits package.
Internal Number: 133133
About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.
It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Since 1944, more than 1.2 million patients have sought out MD Anderson’s expertise.
The institution pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to research-driven care. In Fiscal Year 2018, MD Anderson invested more than $844 million in research.
Nearly 7,100 trainees take part in educational programs at MD Anderson each year. The institution awards degrees in 10 bachelor's programs and two master's program in allied health disciplines. In collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD Anderson awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
MD Anderson was created by the Texas Legislature in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. From then through today, MD Anderson... continues to set the standard in cancer prevention research and the translation of new knowledge into innovative, multidisciplinary care for patients, survivors and people at average or elevated risk of developing cancer.
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