The practitioner functions as a health care provider within the Neuro-Concussion Center for the purpose of providing age-appropriate and culturally sensitive care.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The practice involves assessment and management of patients with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. The provider will also have contact with the Practice Administrator to reschedule patients, attending MD or nurse to handle urgent calls and contact with Advanced Practice Service.
Practitioner will also schedule outpatient clinic visits (independent of supervising MD), patient education, review of laboratory and diagnostic test results and return patient phone calls. Limited inpatient work collaborating with Trauma services for their patients with mild traumatic injury who need to be hospitalized. Participation in clinical trials for concussion and collaboration with research personnel. Collaboration with all members of the concussion team (Neuropsychology, Education Services, Physical therapy, Nursing).
Licenses & certifications
•( (PNP) in Texas, Certification as Primary or Acute Care PNP through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) with prescriptive authority (DPS/DEA required)
•Current CPR/BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and current NRP certification.
•2-3 years experience as a Primary or Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant specific to Pain Management &/or Neurology.
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.
•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 neonates. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the neonatal 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
Clinical Research Coordinator