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Deltek Talent Management - NEONATAL NURSE PRACTITIONER - (223698)

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Facility Name
LAREDO, TX 78045 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Nurse Practitioner
Job Description


Responsible for managing health problems and coordinating age apppropriate health care to the patient.   Part of the inovative care team that will meet the individual needs of the patients and their family. Functions independently and under a collaborative agreement with the supervising physician and receives administrative supervision from a clinical departmental director.   Practices in accordance with hospital rules and regulations and the APNs professioanl body's standards of care providing evidence-based age appropriate care in an age appropriate care model. Included in their scope of practice is performng histories, examinations, ordering appropritate diagnostic and therapuetic tests and procedures along with prescribing pharmalogical and non-pharmalogical interventions.  Manages chronic patient conditions and is instrumental in providing patient /family education.  Active as a respected member of the Healthcare team designed to meet the individual needs of the patient and her famly.  Takes key responsibility as a patient advocate and ensuring referral of the patient when necessary.  Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and The Doctors Hospital of Laredo  Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.


  1. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate.  Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner to the Nursing staff.
  2. Manages schedule and staffing for assigned service lines.
  3. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care from unit admission to unit discharge, under physician  supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient.
  4. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Rounds with physicians and attends interdisciplinary rounds.
  5. Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial,ongoing,discharge), identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s).
  6. Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders.
  7. Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care.
  8. Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s).
  9. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.  
  10.  Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care.
  11. Initiates outcome and quality improvement activities including benchmarking for NP practice.
  12. Maintains current licensure and credentials. Remains current in practice
  13. Follows all safety rules and policies and attends all required training in a timely manner. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with staff and management regarding any hazards in the workplace.
  14. Measures and analyzes resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills; contributes to unit plans for resource utilization and capital needs.
  15. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.
  16. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
  17. Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
Job Requirements
  • Masters Degree in Nursing
  • Three (3) years of clinical nursing experience.
  • Three (3) years in Advanced Practice role preferred
  • Registered Nurse with current Texas license
  • Recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as an APN.
  • Recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • Certified by ANCC or AANP as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or (AG-ACNP)
  • BLS required.
  • Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas
  • NRP Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English.


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