Nurse Practitioner - Neurology (Neurocognitive Disorders)

Houston, TX

Nurse Practitioner - Neurology (Neurocognitive Disorders)

Location: Houston, Texas

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Category: Advanced Care Providers

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000U1

Department: Neurology - Neurocognitive

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

Provides advanced nursing care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs relevant patient assessments and physical examinations.

  • Coordinates, directs, and implements patient’s plan of care.

  • Orders, conducts, and interprets pertinent laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures.

  • Makes medical recommendations and/or referrals.

  • Formulates, implements, and evaluates an outcome-based treatment plan.

  • Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes.

  • Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion.

  • Collaborates with patients, families, other clinicians, and referral services to assist in the patient’s recovery.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse

  • Current Texas Licensure as an APRN-NP, and specialty certification as required by department

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Minimum Education:

  • Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.

Minimum Experience:

  • Previous/Current experience working with Dementia patients is highly preferred

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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