Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Our faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in all areas of pediatric congenital heart surgery in partnership with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH) that offers emergency and continued care for pediatric cardiovascular patients at our level 1 trauma facility based at CMHH and our state of the art Children's Heart Center. The PNP provides advanced nursing care in the acute care setting to the pediatric cardiovascular surgery patient population. The objectives of care include prevention of illness and co-morbidities, promotion of healing and restoration of health.
The PNP role includes patient management responsibilities, both independently and collaboratively, with the physician group and other members of the health care team. The PNP performs invasive procedures with training and supervision which are deemed necessary by the physician group. In addition, treatment plan initiation and ongoing patient management are expected. This includes, but is not limited to, designing individual treatment plans, evaluating outcomes, modification of treatment plan based on established management protocols and regulatory agencies and the efficient transition of patients between units.
• Graduation from an accredited nurse practitioner program. Master’s prepared with eligibility for national certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner with critical care or acute care specialization. Pediatric Acute Care Certification (cannot be grandfathered). Prefer five years of current pediatric critical care or trauma experience. • Maintains minimum standards for certification based on Texas Board of Nursing bylaws and pertinent regulatory bodies. • Maintains educational standards established by the University of Texas Department of Pediatric Surgery and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. • Maintains limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing and DEA prescriptive authority as needed in role. • Obtains and maintains CPR, PALS and ATLS within 6 months of employment. • Participates in professional educational activities and attends trauma seminars and continuing education offerings. • Maintains clinical skills in supervised laboratory environment and patient care areas with training and guidance. • Evaluates personal practice, sets professional objectives and creates a collaborative agreement as required by the State of Texas BNE. * Must obtain clinical credentialing/clinical privileges before hire date.
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