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Advanced Practice Nurse, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosci...

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

SunIRef:GP Job Posting Title: Advanced Practice Nurse, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's, Dell Medical School - Hiring Department: Department of Neurology - Position Open To: All Applicants - Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40 - FLSA Status: Exempt - Earliest Start Date: Jun 12, 2020 - Position Duration: Expected to Continue - Location: UT MAIN CAMPUS - Job Description: In collaboration with supervising physicians, provides for the expansion of individualized healthcare services by evaluating individuals with neurological conditions. - Job Details: General Notes The Dell Medical School in conjunction with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT), is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse to be part of the UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's. The individual will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to serve the growing need of the UTHA Pediatric Neurosciences Program and to deliver excellent pediatric neurological care. Responsibilities Clinical Provide care to patients with acute and chronic illnesses encountered in the neurosurgical service (inpatient, emergency ward, and clinics). Overseeing, collecting and preparing patient clinical records, labs and imaging in order to optimize outpatient consultation in pediatric neurosurgery clinics. Conduct comprehensive or episodic health history and physical assessment of pediatric patients/families with acute, chronic and/or potential health problems. Conduct and coordinate preoperative evaluations for patients proceeding to surgery. Provide care to patients on the inpatient Pediatric Neurosurgery service under the supervision of neurosurgery faculty - by participating in daily rounds and collaborating with neurosurgeons, other APPs. and health care team members in clinical evaluation and management, and communicating the clinical management plan with other members of primary team or with consulting teams. Evaluate patients in follow-up for routine post op care and manage complications related to surgery. Work in collaboration with faculty, residents, fellows, surgeons, and nursing staff to provide on-going inpatient and outpatient care and management. Manage and direct communications between health care team and pediatric patients, their families and referring physicians. Use available tools to track patient progress and coordinate care across the care continuum. Provide after-hours evening, weekend and holiday call coverage as part of the Pediatric neurosurgery APP team on an agreed-upon schedule. Possible involvement in assisting surgeries and procedures if properly qualified and certified for hospital privileges. Clinical Quality, Safety and Trials work Participate in clinical trials investigating new neurological treatments as well as research projects for studying clinical quality, safety and outcomes. Engage in analysis of clinical practice and identify opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency to improve value-based, high quality health care paradigms. Education/Teaching Participate in the education of associate providers, APPs, medical students, residents and fellows through multidisciplinary case presentations and/or one-on-one clinical mentorship. Participate in continuing clinical education to ensure continued certification and that clinical knowledge and skills are up to date and relevant for neurosurgical and neuroscience practices. Community/Outreach Participate in building collaborative partnership models across disciplines with community physicians to ensure the provision of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care. Provide education and outreach efforts to pediatric patients, families and communities. Foster patient/family support groups with interdisciplinary providers (social work, rehab, physicians). Administrative Assist in development of staff resource utilization, hiring new staff, creating budget plans, contingency plans, quality assurance, work schedules and staff training. Attend and participate in meetings, committees and work groups in support of all duties, as needed. Other related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Master's degree from accredited Nursing Program. Active RN and APNP license in State of Texas, in good standing, AND active board certification as an Acute Care Pediatric NP. Or Master's Degree from a Physician Assistant's training. Current Physician Assistant license in the State of Texas, in good standing. AND active board certification as a PA. Or Master's Degree from a Clinical Nurse Specialist training program. Current CNS license in the State of Texas, in good standing AND active board certification as an Acute Care CNS. Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire AND CPR certification and Advanced Life support certifications, if relevant to practice area (ACLS, PALS, NRP). At least one year of experience in the inpatient and outpatient care of pediatric neurological conditions and diseases-related practice. Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, problem solving ability, and strong critical thinking skills. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal, or urgent situations. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and patients. Proficiency with using electronic medical record systems. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: . Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Three or more years of experience in a pediatric neurosurgical or other related surgical practice. Experience with Enhanced Surgical Recovery principles. Experience with large research projects and clinical trials. RN First Assist training and certification needed for hospital privileges in assisting in surgery and procedures. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Salary Range $95,000+ depending on qualifications Working Conditions May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Required Materials Resume/CV 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor Letter of interest Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes. Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above. - Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval. - Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. - Background Checks: A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. - Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. - Pay Transparency: The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. - Employment Eligibility Verification: If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university. - E-Verify: The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is .

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