Elder Care program APP/Nurse Practitioner (Part time) - Gerontology
Company: UMC Health System
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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This posting is reflective of a position as an Advanced Practice
Provider or Nurse Practitioner in Elder Care.
General Job / Performance Information
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Current Advanced
Practice Nurse (APN) status in Texas required through the Texas
State Board of Nurse Examiners. 1-2 years of related experience
Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program. Current
Physician Assistant license through the Texas Physician Assistant
Board of the Texas Medical Board. 1-2 years of related experience
Environmental / Working Conditions
This position is subject to inside environmental conditions.
Protection from weather conditions, not necessarily from
temperature changes. Works in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated
building. Hours may vary to accommodate needs in the department as
prescribed by the philosophy of the hospital. May work in units
other than the assigned one with orientation. Exposure to blood
borne pathogens is high risk.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
This position requires close interaction with the medical staff,
nursing staff and ancillary areas in order to maintain a quality
multi-disciplinary approach to care of the critically ill
Under the direction of the department Medical Director and
department Nurse Director or supervising physician (whichever
applies) is responsible for following standard medical practice, in
assessing patient needs and assisting in the planning and
implementation of patient care. He/she will be responsible for
providing patient and family support, coordination of care and
education. He/she will be familiar with the hospitals mission,
vision, philosophy, policies and procedures, and be in compliance
with the same.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license from the Texas
State Board of Nurse Examiners or current license through the Texas
Physician Assistant Board of the Texas Medical Board.
Work of medium demand; walking, sitting, and standing most of the
time while on duty. Adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor
skills required. Talking and hearing are essential in meeting with
people. Visual acuity and writing skills necessary for factual
Skills and Abilities
* Excellent basic medical knowledge with clinical skills and
judgment. Possesses analytical skills to evaluate care needs,
ability to gather relevant clinical data, perform thorough physical
examinations, and assist with clinical patient management. Possess
excellent interpersonal skills, communication ability, and exhibit
appropriate judgment when dealing with patients, families and other
health care providers.
* Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, staff
and patient population. Must be well organized and maintain
accurate records. Familiarity with hospital organization and
function of all departments within the hospital structure is
essential. Age specific knowledge is required when needed for
appropriate patient care.
* Must have a working knowledge departmental and organizational
UMC Health System provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment and prohibits
discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color,
religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics,
protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state
or local laws.
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