Nurse Practitioner - Touchstone Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

  • Ensures that services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the Nursing  Practice Act
  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on assigned patients; assesses and treats acute/chronic medical problems and provides direct patient care to a specified patient population
  • Performs emergency, life-saving procedures
  • Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation
  • Practices proper safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods
  • Writes progress notes on patients’ charts indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops
  • Performs complete physical and neurological exam of patients/residents by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures; interprets results and intervenes appropriately
  • Prescribes and administers medications in compliance with the Texas Physician Assistant Practice Act requirements and Facility guidelines
  • Recommends and refers to institutional and community resources to meet patient and family needs
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers (within the facility and in the community) in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients
  • Provides monitoring and ensures continuity of care between physician visits
  • Provides 24-hour medical call coverage on a rotating schedule
  • Provides continuing education and serves as a resource to staff
  • Discusses case with physician and other health professionals
  • Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Preferably three (3) to five (5) years of experience in long term rehabilitation with neurobehavioral clients

Education Required

  • Current licensure in Texas as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.