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Nurse Practitioner Surgical - Pearland Orthopedics

Company: UTHealth Houston
Location: Pearland
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

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.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 employeesGenerous 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 counselingFree mental health counseling servicesGym membership discounts and access to wellness programsOther employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.Resources for child and elder carePlus many more!Position Summary:Provides advanced nursing care to patients, in a surgical setting, in one or more specialized surgical areas under the direction of a surgeon.Position Key Accountabilities:1. Conducts complex and standardized patient care procedures, which require experience and specialized training that would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.2. Performs relevant patient assessments and physical examinations, and provides appropriate treatment.3. Coordinates, directs, and implements patient's plan of care.4. Performs minor surgical procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.5. Manages pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the faculty supervising physician.6. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to surgery while communicating information to supervising/attending physician.7. Orders, conducts, and interprets pertinent laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures.8. Makes medical recommendations and/or referrals.9. Formulates, implements, and evaluates an outcome-based treatment plan.10. Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient's treatment plans and outcomes. Enters chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.11. Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or postsurgical care.12. Collaborates with patients, families, other clinicians, and referral services to assist in the patient's recovery.13. Responds to emergency situations.14. Performs other duties as assigned.Certification/Skills:Current Texas Licensure as a Registered NurseCurrent Texas Licensure as a APRN - NPCurrent RN First Assist Certification and specialty certification as required by departmentBasic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by departmentMinimum Education:Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.Minimum Experience:None; previous experience in a surgical specialty is 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 - 51.215Veteran 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 visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs.Residency Requirement:Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas. #NPPA123

Keywords: UTHealth Houston, Pearland , Nurse Practitioner Surgical - Pearland Orthopedics, Healthcare , Pearland, Texas

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