Advanced Practice Practitioner - Foster Care Job

Children's Health - Advanced Practice Careers

Job Number: 53712

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 2-28-2018


Advanced Practice-Foster Care


The practitioner functions as a health care provider within the Foster Care department for the purpose of providing age-appropriate and culturally sensitive care. Direct Patient Care – Provide primary care in an integrated model with behavioral health colleagues and routine follow-up to pediatric population in foster care. Coordination of care with CPS and court system

This is a Monday-Friday position with no call or weekends.

This position is open to experienced Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PA-Cs).

This position will require credentialing through our Medical Staff Services department.

Education, Certification,Experience

  • Required: Master's Degree - Nursing or Physician Assistant Studies
  • Required: Current RN/APRN license or PA license in the state of Texas
  • Required: Current CPR/BLS for Healthcare Provider
  • Required: Current PALS
  • Required: 2+ years Primary Care experience
  • Preferred: Foster Care experience
  • Required: CPNP-PC (for NP’s)
  • Required: NCCPA (for PA’s)
  • Required: Board certification by PNCB or ANCC

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

Must possess the ability to actively identify new areas for learning; regularly create and take advantage of learning opportunities, and use newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learn through their application. Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner. Must be flexible and adaptable; conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently. Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance. Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner. Each member of the Advanced Practice Service will function in a role that, by its very nature, requires a high degree of professionalism. It is imperative that Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants manage their individual performance. Demonstrate ownership and responsiveness in their customer service approach to patient care and contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork within their group. This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.

Physical demands

•Heavy - Exerting 60-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-60 lbs. frequently, or up

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