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Nurse Practitioner- Gastro

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Description - External

Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Gastro team in College Station, Texas.

Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.

We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians, agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated health care system.

About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center -College Station Baylor Scott & White Medical Center -College Station is a five-story, 135-bed hospital on a 98-acre campus near the intersection of Texas Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road. A care clinicoperates adjacent to the hospital. The medical center is designated a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, a certified Chest Pain Center,and a Level III Trauma Center. About the CommunityHome to Texas A&M University, College Station (aka "Aggieland") gets high marks for quality of life. A low unemployment rate, low property taxes and housing costs, safe neighborhoods, highly rated public schools,and access to quality healthcare are a few of the qualities attracting families to the area. Residents also enjoy more than 1,337 acres of public parks, a competition-level skate park, and a large outdoor amphitheater and festival site. Throw in small-town charm with easy access to the big-city attractions of Dallas, Houston,and San Antonio, and it'sclear why College Station is one of the most livable cities in America.

About the CommunityHome to Texas A&M University, College Station (aka "Aggieland") gets high marks for quality of life. A low unemployment rate, low property taxes and housing costs, safe neighborhoods, highly rated public schools,and access to quality healthcare are a few of the qualities attracting families to the area. Residents also enjoy more than 1,337 acres of public parks, a competition-level skate park, and a large outdoor amphitheater and festival site. Throw in small-town charm with easy access to the big-city attractions of Dallas, Houston,and San Antonio, and it'sclear why College Station is one of the most livable cities in America.

Specialty/Department/Practice - - BSWH Gastro

Shift/Schedule -- -Full Time, M-F 8-5 - Outpatient

Benefits - - Our competitive benefits package includes*:

Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

Tuition Reimbursement

PTO accrual beginning Day 1

*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

JOB SUMMARY

The NP Medical Specialty is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers work in a specialty clinic, and may specialize in Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology or other medical specialty.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.

Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.

Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.

Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient's response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.

Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.

Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient's treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.

Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider's specialty and training.

Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).

Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.

May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

Verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal skills

Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills

Skill in the use of computers and related software applications

Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans

Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification

Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests

Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner -in the state of Texas

Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer

Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

Qualifications - External

QUALIFICATIONS

- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Qualifications - External

QUALIFICATIONS

- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Nurse Practitioners -(NP): Must have a NP -license through the state of TX.
QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, College Station , Nurse Practitioner- Gastro, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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