Advanced Practical Nurse - Heart Valve Clinic - FT
Healthcare - Nursing
2600 Piper Dr
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Description SHIFT: No Weekends SCHEDULE: Full-time Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations. General Statement of Duties: Functions independently in lieu of the physician and collaboratively as an expert clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, and leader in nursing practice. In addition, initiates medical aspects of care under protocols jointly developed with the Program Director or designee and is responsible to him/her for the specific program/area of practice. Essential Job Functions: Performs physical examinations and special procedures within the scope of practice. Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies to identify and assess the patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Participates in medical team progress notes, admissions, and discharge summaries, including dictating as required. Assists nursing and medical staff with discharge planning. Under medical supervision implements medical protocols including diagnosis and treatment of patient conditions when requested by the medical staff. The protocols will be developed in accordance with Hospital policy, the Texas Medical Practice Act, Nursing Practice Act, as well as the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing Examiners rules and regulations. Communicates with medical, nursing, and multi-disciplinary personnel verbally and/or in writing any pertinent patient care information and plans for patient care. Participates in the development of the medical care plan. Coordinates care with other specialty areas when necessary and supports and implements change, programs, goals of the program and participates in performance improvement programs. Refers patients to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment. Established continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Provides patient/family education and counseling. Must be able to perform duties independently and meet deadlines. Functions as a patient/family advocate, addressing cultural, ethical, and legal issues appropriately. Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience: Master's degree in Nursing and specialization in appropriate area of clinical practice. For inpatient area will need Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and for outpatient clinic will need Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Minimum of three years of nursing experience in area of clinical focus or combination of education and experience. Minimum License and Certificates Required: Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas. Current licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Texas. Current prescriptive authority in the State of Texas (BNE prescriptive ID, DPS, and DEA.) Associated topics: board, bsn, clinical nurse, cna, cns, family medicine, locum, neighborcare, prn, splst
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