Nurse Practitioner (Pediatric/Behavioral Health) - Trauma and Resilience Center

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS

UTHealth Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring a full-time Nurse Practitioner to join the Trauma and Resilience Center team!


At the T rauma and Resilience Center (TRC), UT Physicians Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic   offers support, recovery and hope to military members and veterans who may be suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of combat exposure, deployment stress, military separation and other traumatic experiences. In addition, the TRC provides behavioral health care to military spouses, children and other family members as part of the comprehensive and integrated approach to treatment.


Informed by the latest advances in research and treatment, the Trauma and Resilience Center is dedicated to helping military members, veterans and their loved ones overcome trauma, develop resilience and improve their quality of life.


Position Summary:

Provides advanced nursing care to patients in a comprehensive practice setting under the direction of a collaborating physician. This NP may make house calls, follow patient load through hospital and/or clinic episodes, or monitor in-patients in specialized settings other than surgical or acute care.


Position Key Accountabilities:

1.  Performs relevant patient assessments and physical examinations.
2.  Coordinates, directs, and implements patient’s plan of care.
3.  May make house calls, follow patient load through hospital and/or clinic episodes, or monitor in-patients in specialized settings other than surgical or acute care.
4.  Orders, conducts, and interprets pertinent laboratory and diagnostic studies and procedures.
5.  Makes medical recommendations and/or referrals.
6.  Formulates, implements, and evaluates an outcome-based treatment plan.
7.  Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes.
8.  Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion.
9.  Collaborates with patients, families, other clinicians, and referral services to assist in the patient’s recovery.
10.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Certification/Skills:

  • Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Current Texas Licensure as an APRN-NP (Psychiatric APRN preferred)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty certification as required by department.

Minimum Education:

  • Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters in Nursing with completion of a post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP needed for this role)   

Minimum Experience:

  • None; 
  • Mental Health Training strongly preferred .
  • Previous experience in Pediatrics strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) 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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