Nurse Practitioner - Surgical - UT Physicians Orthopedics Katy Clinic

Advanced Care Providers
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
210001SK Requisition #

Location: Katy ATH @ 23910 Katy Freeway

Position Summary:

Provides advanced nursing care to patients, in a surgical setting, in one or more specialized surgical areas under the direction of a surgeon.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1.  Conducts complex and standardized patient care procedures, which require experience and specialized training that would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.
2.  Performs relevant patient assessments and physical examinations, and provides appropriate treatment.
3.  Coordinates, directs, and implements patient’s plan of care.
4.  Performs minor surgical procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.
5.  Manages pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the faculty supervising physician.
6.  Utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to surgery while communicating information to supervising/attending physician.
7.  Orders, conducts, and interprets pertinent laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures.
8.  Makes medical recommendations and/or referrals.
9.  Formulates, implements, and evaluates an outcome-based treatment plan.
10.  Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Enters chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
11.  Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or postsurgical care.
12.  Collaborates with patients, families, other clinicians, and referral services to assist in the patient’s recovery.
13.  Responds to emergency situations.
14.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse
Current Texas Licensure as a APRN – NP
Current RN First Assist Certification and specialty certification as required by department
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by department

Minimum Education:

Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.

Minimum Experience:

None; previous experience in a surgical specialty is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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