Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pulmonary (inpatient)
Company: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Why UT SOUTHWESTERN?
Join UT Southwestern on our mission to educate, discover, and heal.
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we
are committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion.
As a world-renowned medical and research center, the Department of
Pediatrics strives to provide the best possible care and resources
for the community. Named by U.S News & World Hospital as one of the
nation's best pediatric hospitals, Children's Medical Center Dallas
and UT Southwestern Pediatric Group is dedicated to serving the
needs of pediatric patients and conducting research to provide
leading-edge care for the Dallas/Fort Worth community. We invite
you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you'll discover
teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for
Scheduled Hours: primarily night shift with limited number of day
The pediatric Advanced Practice Provider will be working in an
inpatient Pulmonary Unit at Children's Health, Dallas caring for
both the chronic and acute multidisciplinary needs of the pediatric
pulmonary population. The pediatric APP will be responsible for the
assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education, consultation, and care
coordination as a first line provider to the patients and their
Scheduled Hours: primarily night shift with flexibility to work day
- Master's degree or higher in nursing, documentation of
completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education Program.
Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization
must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient
- Licensure as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certified by the
Texas State Board of Nursing Authorization for prescriptive
authority by the Texas Board of Nursing
- Acute Care Certification required.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life
Support (PALS) certified by the American Heart Association or Red
Cross based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice
- One year of inpatient pediatric pulmonary, PICU, and/or
respiratory experience preferred.
- Experience with tracheostomy care, airway clearance devices,
and ventilator management preferred.
- New grads with previous pediatric pulmonary, respiratory, or
ICU experience may be considered.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this
position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to
be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain
medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not
meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not
apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other
non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they
- Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing
physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including
- Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement,
and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and
interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic
- Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as
appropriate based on specialty and training.
- Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and
education to patients, families and caregivers related to current
care and preventive health measures.
- Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through
planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings,
to improve clinical and system practice performance.
- Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely
applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position
- Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
- Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and
- Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for
improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and
- Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The
incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of
stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human
Resources Administration or his/her designee.
This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the
provisions of Texas Education Code --- 51.215.
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UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
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