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Advanced Practice Nurse- Behavioral Science
Houston, TX 77030 United States
Promotes and maintains the health of the patient across the health care continuum.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conducts comprehensive health assessments, identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops treatment plans, initiates appropriate care and continuously evaluates care outcomes. Performs delegated functions under the supervision of the physician to include differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and/or treatment of a variety of human responses throughout the wellness to illness spectrum according to practice guidelines, protocols or standing orders. Uses judgment to work autonomously as defined by the nurse practice act or to collaborate with the healthcare team to manage client care throughout the continuum of care and in a variety of settings. Serves as a clinical resource, utilizing advanced nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to act as interdisciplinary consultant and client advocate. Provides nursing, education and counseling services to individuals, families, and groups, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic disease. Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice.
Job Description-Requirements EDUCATION:
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
Required: Two years clinical nursing.
Preferred: Two or more years experience as an APN
Required: All of the following:
Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Patient care environment.
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