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Houston, Texas - USD Full Time Posted: Friday, 15 March 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: Varies

Job Summary

At Houston Methodist, the Student Professional Nurse Practitioner (NP) position in the Leading Education and Advancing Professional (LEAP) program is an experienced clinician that functions at the competent stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The Student Professional NP position will function as a clinical provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring complex care. Role modeling compassionate communication with physicians and the interprofessional health care team, this position demonstrates leadership as a clinical resource with high level contributions at the bedside, unit, service line, and across the institution. The Student Professional NP affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and Houston Methodist Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25 %
1. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Rounds with clinical staff and attends interdisciplinary rounds as required. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. (EF)
2. Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all interprofessional team members and reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, listens and responds to the ideas of others. (EF)
3. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, and patient advocate. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff as appropriate. (EF)

SERVICE - 25 %
1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Plans and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient s priorities and abilities. (EF)
2. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
3. Prioritizes care based on the patient s needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)
4. Contributes towards departmental score for turnover/retention/employee satisfaction on department dashboard/scorecard, ie peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)

1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care. (EF)
2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands. (EF)
3. Contributes towards improving quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals. (EF)

1. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, minimizing incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF)
2. Contributes towards meeting department financial target on unit-based scorecard through timely documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)

1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF)
2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Pursues educational opportunities for professional growth and benefits the department through knowledge dissemination. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

o Bachelor's degree in Nursing
o Enrolled in an accredited Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
o Completed two semesters of graduate program and have completed Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Physical Exam/Health Assessment courses

o Two years of clinical nursing experience

o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
o American Heart Association Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
o Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document.
o Demonstrates proficient time management skills
o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families
o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act to provide care to increasingly complex patients

Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No
Scrubs Yes
Business professional Yes
Other (dept. approved) No
On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
.Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel*
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area

.*Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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Houston, Texas, United States of America
Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist
3/15/2019 10:21:00 PM

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