Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Inpatient Kidney & Liver Transplant-Nights


Job Number: 93464
Category: Advanced Practice Provider
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 867040 - KPL Transplant Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Night Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
Master's degree in nursing or related field, documentation of completion of an accredited Advanced Practice Education program, three (3) years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Licensed as a Registered Nurse and recognized as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by Board of Nursing for State of Texas (or BNE Compact State). Acute care certification required.
Prescriptive authority by the BNE and BME. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) are required.
Computer skills, basic equipment such as IV pumps, defibrillators, heart monitors, pulse oximeters. One year of Nurse Practitioner critical care experience preferred.

Job Duties
Obtains relevant and complete history and performs appropriate physical exam. Ninety percent of H&Ps will be dictated within 4 hours of patient's admission.
Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic testing with fiscal accountability.
Provides examples in which cost savings were achieved through change in testing practices.
Analyzes data to formulate diagnosis or diagnoses. Ensures that chart reviews demonstrate complete list of diagnoses on all progress notes.
Selects appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions with cost awareness for both patient and hospital. Provides evidence showing that medication changes were made by NP which resulted in overall patient and hospital savings.
Provides on-going patient education with regard to procedures, medications, treatment plan and follow-up care. Ensures that appropriate medication literature is provided to our patients.
Expedites patient discharge by monitoring length of stay and timely completion of discharge instructions and dictation of discharge summaries. Completes ninety percent of all discharge summaries within 72 hours following discharge.
Makes appropriate referrals based on patient priorities. Arranges for follow-up care and home care. Initiates discharge planning upon patient's arrival to hospital as evidenced by chart review.
Maintains and continuously updates order sheets and forms used in program areas. Evaluates, revises as necessary and redesigns NP protocols in conjunction with physician sponsor on annual basis.
Provides education to staff, in form of inservices, at least three (3) times per year.
Mentors staff and does frequent, informal teaching using plan of care as dynamic tool.
Functions as preceptor for at least two (2) nurse practitioner students.
Reviews own charts and charts of NP peers for quality review. Monitors nursing care on on-going basis as round on patients. Gives frequent feedback to managers. Provides example of change in nursing practice related to NP input, i.e., own knowledge, current research etc.
Formulates plan based on priority issues for patient and family. Ensures that chart reviews reveal on-going attention to plan and outcome on all patients.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
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