Serves as member of health care team that provides primary and/or specialized health care including preventive care and on-going health maintenance for selected groups of patients. Functions in a variety of settings ranging from ambulatory to inpatient. Participates in the care of well, acutely ill and chronically ill patients.
A Registered Professional Nurse who is prepared for advanced nursing practice by virtue of knowledge and skills obtained through an accredited post basic or advanced educational program of study acceptable to the Board of Nurse Examiners. A Master's degree in nursing is preferred. Must be a participating Medicare provider or eligible to obtain a Medicare provider number. Three years of nursing experience is required and two years of advanced practice is preferred.
Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas and credentialed by the State to practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Must maintain current AHA BLS or higher in accordance with Medical-Dental staff bylaws. Providers practicing in acute care environment must obtain AHA ACLS certification or advanced specialty equivalent as defined by the UMA Credentials Committee within 90 days of hire. Prescriptive authority is required. Valid DEA number must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification by a national nursing body is recommended.