Nurse Practitioner - Gastroenterology

in Plano, TX

Nurse Practitioner - Gastroenterology Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Job Location

    Plano, TX 75093, US

  • Job Category

    Advanced Practice

  • Career Area


  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

  • Shift

    Day Job

Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Digestive Diseases Group team in Plano, Texas.

Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.

We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians, agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated health care system.

Schedule:Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (flexible)

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The Nurse Practitioner Medical Specialty is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively 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. These providers work in a specialty clinic, and may specialize in Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology or other medical specialty.


  • 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 partnership 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.
  • Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).
  • Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.
  • May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.


  • 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 principles, 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
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
  • Certification from an accredited board as an APRN for the patient population of focus required


  • 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


·EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

·EXPERIENCE - 1 Year of Experience preferred

·Gastroenterology experience preferred


·Nurse Practitioner (NP)

·Registered Nurse (RN)

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

Job Skills

  • patient care
  • registered nurse
  • basic life support
  • gastroenterology
  • dermatology
  • medicare
  • medicaid
  • nephrology
  • hematology
  • allergy and immunology
  • rheumatology
  • endocrinology
  • palliative care
  • neurology
  • oncology
  • health promotion
  • cardiology
  • rn
  • efficacy
  • evidence-based medicine
  • software applications
  • direct patient care
  • urology
  • behavior modification


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