The practitioner functions as a health care provider within the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders for the purpose of providing age-appropriate and culturally sensitive care.
This position is open to Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Physician Assistants (PA-Cs).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Master's degree in Nursing or Graduate of an educational program for physician assistants or surgeon assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational programs, or by that committee’s predecessor or successor entities.
Licenses & certifications
•Current RN license (or eligible) in the State of Texas.
•Recognition as an Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (or eligible) by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners with Acute Care Certification, or
•Physician Assistant (PA-C), licensed in the State of Texas.
•Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and current PALS certification.
•Previous pediatric or oncology care experience preferred.
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 hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner
•Must be flexible and adaptable; conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently
•Must be able to hear the wider range of sound frequencies in order to detect murmurs and other abnormalities
•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
•Heavy - Exerting 60-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-60 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 constantly.
that I wanted to be a nurse, and to me, pediatrics was the only option. When we moved to Dallas, Children’s Health was the only place I wanted to work. In fact, it’s the only hospital I applied to. Making life better for children was exactly what I had always wanted to do. I truly can’t imagine working anywhere else.
Amy, RN, BSN, AE-C
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