Develops and documents a plan of care for each patient, administers appropriate treatment and/or referral, and conducts consults in ED and med/surg units. Makes informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on patient information, current scientific evidence, clinical judgment and patient preference. Prescribes and performs competently all medical procedures considered essential for the scope of practice.
This position is based in the outpatient clinic setting, adult care only, but must be comfortable with occassional coverage of 9 bed adult inpatient unit.
Experience: 3+ years preferred.
Education: Master's Degree and certification as a Nurse Practitioner required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.