Job Title: APC – Hospitalist
Reports to: Managing Physician – Hospital Services
Status: Full Time
Purpose of the Position: The NP/PA is an Advanced Practice Clinician that works in a collaborative model including but not limited to: residents, fellows, attendings, and staff who care for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic patients on floors of CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Hospital. This position works under the supervision of the Managing Physician of Hospital Services or approved staff physician and in association with the Patient care coordinator’s, staff nurses, and discharge coordinator in the planning, implementation and evaluation of medical and nursing care; and assumes responsibility for primary and urgent medical management, emergency stabilization of all critically ill patients, and patient education and discharge planning.
Utilizes the approved medical practices process in the delivery of all patient care.
Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.
Maintains an attitude of inquiry towards medical practices and patient care outcomes, and may develop research methodology.
Provides education experience to patient families, staff, other health professional, and to the community.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Licensed to practice in state of Texas.
Required – Masters’ Degree in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANPCP Certified for Family Nurse Practitioner.
Current prescriptive authority.
Preferred – 3 years’ related working experience.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be able to work Monday-Friday 8a-5p and on call availability.