The Specialty Nurse Practitioner evaluates, plans and provides care for patients in consultation with and under direct supervision of attending Physician. Performs clinical procedures under direction of attending Physician and according to approved protocols. Initiates and changes order for tests and patient care based on condition of patient and approval of Physician. Develops and maintains active practice in facilities.
The Specialty NP role typically provides care in an inpatient acute care setting and anyone in this role must be Board Certified as a Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC) or (ACNPC-AG).
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification is preferred
Compile medical history information and other relevant data from patient and family while updating medical record.
Evaluate patient condition and medical needs while developing plan of care to be approved by attending physician.
Perform clinical procedures under direction of attending physician and according to approved protocols.
Perform advanced clinical procedures in emergency situations.
Initiate orders for routine laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic examinations or tests based on attending physician's verbal orders and written protocol.
Initiate or change patient care orders under circumstance of change in condition under Physician orders.
Assist Physician on hospital rounds and prepare progress entries for patient medical record.
Participate in continuing medical education programs and provide educational programs for nursing staff and other personnel.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Masters'
EXPERIENCE - Minimum 1 year experience required
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
NON RQI AHA BLS (BLSNRQI): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Acute Care Nrs Pract Cert (ACNP-BC), Acute Care NP-A Gerontology (ACNPC-AG): Must have one of the following acute care certifications: ACNP-BC - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Cert or ACNPC-AG - Acute Care Gerontology Cert.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!