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Nurse Practitioner - Nexus Physician Services - Houston, TX

Description

The Nurse Practitioner performs a variety of advanced clinical duties involved in assessing, treating, controlling, and preventing patient illness and disease within the facility. The NP provides general medical care and treatment to facility patients/residents under the direction of the medical director. The NP, independently and/or in collaboration with the treatment team, participates in the observation, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, care and counsel, and health education of patients/residents.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Prescribes or recommends drugs, as allowed per prescriptive authority, or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Attends admissions meetings
  • Attends weekly treatment team meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • Current licensure in Texas as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

EXPERIENCE:

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