• Nurse Practitioner

    Baylor Scott & White Health Temple, TX 76504

    Job #2314110778

  • JOB SUMMARY

    Baylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Neurology team in Temple, Texas.

    Our facilities have national and regional recognition by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our talent and commitment to advanced quality care that is safe and compassionate.

    We are looking for a committed team player with a favorable work/ training history. The ideal candidate should be focused on quality, and be able to effectively collaborate with referring physicians, agencies and other professionals to provide optimum patient care within our award-winning integrated health care system.

    About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple is a 574-bed multi-specialty teaching hospital with a Level I Trauma designation. In 2018, the hospital was ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the United States by Thomson Reuters. The hospital has 31 accredited residency and fellowship programs that include specialties in emergency medicine and radiology and offers a well-established and respected chaplain resident program.

    About the Community

    Temple is regarded as one of the best areas to live and work in Texas and was ranked the sixth most affordable place to live in the U.S. in 2019. In addition to no state taxes, Temple enjoys a robust economy, and a cost of living that's lower than the national average. Served by four independent school districts and nationally recognized Temple College, the community places a high priority on education. Dubbed the "Wildflower Capital of Texas," Temple lies along the famous Texas Wildflower Trail and is the demographic center of the state, with convenient access to major cities including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

    Specialty/Department/Practice - BSWH Temple Neurology

    Shift/Schedule - Full Time, M-F 8-6- Outpatient Only

    Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*:

    • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

    • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

    _*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level._

    JOB SUMMARY

    The NP Medical Specialty is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers work in a specialty clinic, and may specialize in Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hematology, Oncology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology or other medical specialty.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

    • Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.

    • Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.

    • Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.

    • Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient's response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.

    • Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.

    • Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient's treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.

    • Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider's specialty and training.

    • Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).

    • Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.

    • May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.

    KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

    • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

    • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

    • Verbal and written communication skills

    • Interpersonal skills

    • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills

    • Skill in the use of computers and related software applications

    • Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans

    • Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification

    • Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests

    • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer

    • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

    • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

    • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

    &nbspNurse Practitioner (NP)

    &nbspRegistered Nurse (RN)

    &nbspBasic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.

    As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.