Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Provides comprehensive nursing care for assigned patients under the direction of a physician. Follows established nursing standards, procedures and practices, and gives patient care directions to nursing and other staff. Evaluates outcomes of direct patient care and consults with other specialists as required. Adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services. Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records. Provides preventative health care services to long-term patients and arranges consultations and referrals. Performs physical exams, and may prescribe and recommend treatment and drugs.
Graduate of a State Board and/or NLN accredited School of Nursing.
Graduate of a State Board and NLN Accredited Advance Nurse Practitioner program.
State certification required; national certified preferred.
Master's Degree required.
Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with diverse populations including physicians, employees, patients and families. Leadership skills to direct others toward the successful treatment of patients. Analytical skills to evaluate patient status and healthcare procedures/techniques and to monitor quality of care. Fiscal skills to monitor and control costs and revenue. Ability to conceptualize, develop and implement new ideas or systems. Able to exercise sound judgment and discretion while performing duties.
One year full time post licensure clinical nursing experience preferred.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas required.
Current certification to practice as an Advance Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas required.
Certification as Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Association preferred.
AHA BLS within two (2) weeks of employment required.
AHA ACLS required.
Computer Competence -- within four (4) weeks of employment
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.