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Nurse Practitioner- Wound Care

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas
Location: Temple
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYBaylor Scott & White Health has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Wound Care 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 integrate healthcare system.The Wound Care APP works as an essential member of the medical team. This position is responsible for providing wound management for wounds collaboratively with the facility Medical Director, and wound nursing team. Current Knowledge of up-to-date topical wound care products and therapies, including ordering, application, and management of the products on wounds and ostomies, also including negative pressure wound therapy.

  • WOCN, WCC or similar preferred.
  • Experience with Hyperbaric medicine.
  • Work well independently in addition to being skilled in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Work with the wound care nurse and facility leadership to determine opportunities for education of facility staff.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 partnership with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patients 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 patients 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 Providers 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
      • Texas RN licensure or RN licensure with compact privilege from a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LVNs & Texas APRN
      • Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Texas
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
      • Certification from an accredited board as an APRN for the patient population of focus requiredSCHEDULE- M-F 8-5- OutpatientBENEFITSOur competitive benefits package includes the following
        • 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 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS
          • EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
            • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
            • Registered Nurse (RN)
            • Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas, Temple , Nurse Practitioner- Wound Care, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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