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Nurse Practitioner ( Acute Care) Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

SecurityThis position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

SalarySalary Negotiable

Experience and EducationGraduate of an accredited Nursing/Physician Assistant program. Master's Degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program or certified as Physician Assistant. **Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license/certification with recognition by the BNE as an advanced practice nurse if nurse practitioner.

National nurse practitioner cert. Prescriptive authority by the BNE and BME. BCLS and ACLS. A current Basic Life Support_(BLS) cert. course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).**

Computer skills, basic equipment such as IV pumps, defibrillators, heart monitors, pulse oximeters. One year of Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant critical care experience preferred.

Job Duties


  • Obtains relevant and complete history and performs appropriate physical exam.
  • Ninety percent of H&Ps will be dictated within 4 hours of patient's admission.
  • Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic testing with fiscal accountability.
  • Provides examples in which cost savings were achieved through change in testing practices.
  • Analyzes data to formulate diagnosis or diagnoses.
  • Ensures that chart reviews demonstrate complete list of diagnoses on all progress notes.
  • Selects appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacological interventions with cost awareness for both patient and hospital.
  • Provides evidence showing that medication changes were made that resulted in overall patient and hospital savings.
  • Provides on-going patient education with regard to procedures, medications, treatment plan and follow-up care.
  • Ensures that appropriate medication literature is provided to our patients.
  • Expedites patient discharge by monitoring length of stay and timely completion of discharge instructions and dictation of discharge summaries.
  • Makes appropriate referrals based on patient priorities.
  • Initiates discharge planning upon patient's arrival to hospital as evidenced by chart review.
  • Evaluates, revises as necessary and redesigns Advanced Practice Provider protocols in conjunction with physician sponsor on annual basis.
  • Provides education to staff, in form of in-services, at least three (3) times per year.
  • Mentors staff and does frequent, informal teaching using plan of care as dynamic tool. Functions as preceptor for at least two (2) nurse practitioner students.
  • Monitors nursing care on on-going basis as round on patients. Gives frequent feedback to managers. Provides example of change in nursing practice related to NP input, i.e., own knowledge, current research etc.
  • Formulates plan based on priority issues for patient and family. Ensures that chart reviews reveal on-going attention to plan and outcome on all patients.

    Performs other duties as assigned.




  • *Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

    UTSouthwestern 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; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

    Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Nurse Practitioner ( Acute Care) Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Healthcare, Dallas, Texas

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