Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Nocturnist

in Dallas, TX

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Nocturnist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    24002394

  • Job Location

    Dallas, TX 75246, US

  • Job Category

    Advanced Practice

  • Career Area

    Healthcare

  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

  • Shift

    Night Job

Job Description

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a nationally recognized, faith-based, academic medical center providing quaternary care to Dallas, the Southwest region and patients seeking specialized care from around the world. 

Baylor University Medical Center has 914 beds, caring for more than 300,000 people each year. Baylor University Medical Center is a major patient care, teaching and research center and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas.  They are looking to add Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to their Hospitalist Medicine Team.

JOB SUMMARY

The NP Inpatient Medicine is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who effectively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. Inpatient Medicine providers typically work in a hospital setting and manage patients by performing duties to include patient rounding and hospital admissions and discharges.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.
  • Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.
  • Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient’s response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.
  • Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.
  • Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.
  • Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider’s specialty and training.
  • Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice (and aptitude of the provider) as delegated by supervising Physician.
  • May conduct hospital rounds, assist with admissions and discharges, and provide on-call support.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
  • Knowledge of practices, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
  • Skill in the use of computers and related software applications
  • Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans
  • Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests
  • Texas RN licensure or RN licensure with compact privilege from a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LVNs & Texas APRN
  • Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Texas
  • Certification from an accredited board as an APRN for the patient population of focus required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
  • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

       Nurse Practitioner (NP)

       Registered Nurse (RN)

       Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced within 30 days of hire or transfer.
 

Job Skills

  • basic life support
  • registered nurse
  • life support
  • behavior modification

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