At Children’s Health, we value the role each team member plays in helping us deliver on our mission of making life better for children. We take pride in providing a rich and rewarding career opportunities that enable team members to reach their highest potential.
Since 2009, we have held the ANCC Magnet® designation for nursing excellence. We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every specialty.
For nine consecutive years, Children’s Health has been recognized as one of the 150 top places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review. This esteemed list features healthcare systems which offer professional development, growth, excellent benefits and promotion of diversity above and beyond other organizations.
ABOUT THE JOB:
This is a full-time Advanced Practice Provider position within the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD).
In collaboration with an Attending Physician, the Advanced Practice Provider is responsible for the direct care of a population of patients admitted to the hospital. Specific responsibilities include overseeing the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, blood products, and supportive therapies; and coordinating/communicating all aspects of care with patients/families and the healthcare team. Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently.
Due to scope of practice, chosen candidate must be an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. Previous pediatric or hematology/oncology experience is preferred.
Shift Details: full-time; variable shifts including days, nights, weekends, holidays.
SOME HIGHLIGHTED RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for daily management of assigned patients on the hematology-oncology APP inpatient service. Specific responsibilities include admission history and physical examination, admission orders, daily interval history and physical examination, daily progress note, discharge orders and completion of the discharge summary. Other responsibilities include responding to changes in patient condition and/or nursing concerns, patient and family education, referrals to sub-specialists, and coordination of care including follow up appointments. The types of patients will include general hematology-oncology patients such as those admitted to receive chemotherapy, fever and neutropenia, sickle cell pain crisis, etc. Patients may also include stem cell transplant patients once APP is trained in cross covering the stem cell transplant population.
- Utilizing advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients. Performing and documenting daily assessments. Collecting and analyzing data and formulating a family-centered plan of care.
- Assessing the complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patient for urgent and emergent conditions. Using relevant data to evaluate for physiologic instability. Utilizing the data to formulate a plan of care.
- Serving as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acting as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
- Facilitating the patient’s transition between and within health care settings.
- Participating in professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participating in the professional development of others. Acting as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, APPs, students, and other health care providers.
- Demonstrating a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety.
- Must be flexible and adaptable; conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently
- At least 2 years of pediatric or Hematology/Oncology experience, preferred.
- Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies or Master’s in Nursing, required.
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
- If chosen candidate is an Advanced Practice Nurse:
- APRN: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Texas, required. Recognition as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner on license, required.
- APRN: Current certification as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by a national certifying body recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing, required.
- If chosen candidate is a Physician Assistant:
- PA: Current license issued by the Texas Physician Assistant Board, required.
- PA: Current certificate issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, required.
- All candidates:
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support-CPR) certification, required upon hire.
- Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification within 180 days of hire.
Children’s Health offers opportunities for learning and career development; competitive pay; and a comprehensive benefits program. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our team members have a voice in their work through surveys, pulses and town halls. And we honor and celebrate our staff with year-round employee appreciation events.
We invite you to learn more about Children’s Health.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Expiration Date: Monday, June 1, 2020