Responsible for providing health care for patients in designated primary or specialty areas, including patient diagnoses, treatment, education, and referrals. Serves as a resource and role model for clinical practice, training, evaluation, and direct management of practitioners and students in all areas encompassed by the service line to ensure optimal patient care quality. Assist leadership in assessing, planning, organizing, and implementing designated advanced practice provider activities.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program recognized by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN): Master's Degree in Nursing accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
3 plus years of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) performing the same or similar job duties.
5 plus years of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in any field. Equivalent Education and/or Experience Current employees hired at Parkland before 3/1/2014 may have an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification/Registration/Licensure Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:
American Heart Association
American Red Cross Military Training Network.
Must meet and maintain licensing and registration requirements as delineated by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, and Credentialing Policies/Procedures.
-Current, valid Physician Assistant licensure from the Texas Board of Physician Assistants.
-Current certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:
-Current RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
-Current licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with authorization to practice as a Family, Adult, Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric, Neonatal, Psychiatric Mental Health or Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
Must have active certification as a Nurse Practitioner by one of the following:
-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)
- Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) by ANCC or AANPCP
- Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (GNP) by ANCC or AANPCP OR Adult-Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or AANPCP OR Adult-Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACNCC)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) by ANCC or AACNCC
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (PNP-PC or PPCNP) by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or ANCC
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (PNP-AC) by PNCB
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) by NCC OR Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by ANCC OR Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) by National Certification Corporation. Clinical Nurse Specialist: Current RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license. Current licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing as an
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with authorization to practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Must have active certification as described below by one of the following:
Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) by ANCC or AACNCC
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) by ANCC or AACNCC Nurse Midwife:
Current RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with authorization to practice as a Nurse Midwife by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Must have active certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or its predecessor.
Required Tests for Placement
Skills or Special Abilities:
Provides care to the assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act or Texas Medical Board Rules, as applicable to licensure, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area-specific standards. Must demonstrate leadership ability through both superior clinical skills and as a practice development resource. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Must have effective leadership skills to include motivation, recruitment, retention, and change management. Must demonstrate knowledge of Parkland policies, structure, procedures, and mission. Must demonstrate patient-centered behaviors.
1. Performs clinical practitioner duties in a designated specialty area. Obtains histories, performs physical exams, makes assessments, orders tests to adequately assess and determine diagnoses and plan of care.
2. Records health history, findings, treatment, and recommendations accurately, clearly, and concisely. Manages time effectively to ensure optimal use of patient and provider resources. Consults appropriately with supervising physicians and refers patients as necessary to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
3. Includes patients and/or families in determining the plan of care, when appropriate. Educates patients and families to ensure self-management, follow-up, and compliance with established treatment.
4. Supports interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure continuous quality care and to promote positive health outcomes with a focus on good customer service and patient satisfaction.
5. Identifies work processes and flows for the assigned department. Suggests appropriate changes to improve work effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency that support the overall goals of PHHS or the area. Consistently provides quality customer service to internal and external PHHS customers.
6. Assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring annual goals and objectives for the department that support the mission and objectives of PHHS and the department. Attends regular staff meetings.
Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction.
Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the area.
Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
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