Why UT SOUTHWESTERN?
Join UT Southwestern on our mission to educate, discover, and heal. With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we are committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, the Department of Pediatrics strives to provide the best possible care and resources for the community. Named by U.S News & World Hospital as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals and #3 in the nation for Orthopedics, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern Pediatric Group is dedicated to serving the needs of pediatric patients and conducting research to provide leading-edge care for the Dallas/Fort Worth community. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.
The Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) will work with a team of providers covering pediatric orthopedic injuries for a Level I trauma center at Children’s Medical Center. This position will demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking and clinical expertise in working with pediatric orthopedic patients in the emergency room and both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Scheduled Hours: Mon – Fri, 12-hour variable shifts
- Master’s degree or higher in nursing, documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education Program. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
- Graduate of a Master’s degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Licensure as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with both Primary Care and Acute Care certifications by the Texas State Board of Nursing Authorization for prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing
- Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required
- Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified by the American Heart Association or Red Cross based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.
- A minimum of 1 year of general orthopedic experience as a pediatric provider preferred.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
- Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
- Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.
- Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.
- Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
- Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.
- Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position
- Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
- Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
- Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
- Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.
This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code §51.215.
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