Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Responsible for the overall comprehensive care provided to the patients in the CHRISTUS SETX Health System. The Nurse Practitioner will coordinate care with the Medical Director utilizing training with the scope of their practice, conduct patient education and ensure accurate and timely documentation in accordance with the regulating agencies and organizational policy. Will also participate in community agencies and organizational policy, participate in community events and marketing opportunities involving the CHRISTUS SETX Health System. The Nurse Practitioner will coordinate patient management and individualize a plan of care for each patient, working closely with the Medical Director and other team members. She/he will take medical histories, perform physical exams, order and interpret laboratory studies and provide treatment to patients with chronic diseases. Working closely with the RN and Medical Director to ensure follow up calls are made, assist in identifying additional visits or interventions that may be needed as well as managing/adjusting medications and educating patients. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS Health, and demonstrating behavior consistent with the Core Values.
Graduate of a State Board and/or NLN accredited School of Nursing required
State certification required; national certified preferred
Master's Degree required
One year full time post licensure clinical nursing experience required
Advanced Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas required
Current certification to practice as an Advance Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas required
Certification as Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Association preferred
CPR -- within two (2) weeks of employment
Computer Competence -- within four (4)weeks of employment
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.