Valley Regional Medical Center - Brownsville, TX
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - (NNP)
Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center
proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley. Valley Regional Medical Center
is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including:
- 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department
- Open Heart Surgery
- Women's Services
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Valley Regional Medical Center
is currently looking for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)Responsibilities:
- Supports the philosophy of Valley Regional Medical Center by facilitating cooperation of hospital staff in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
- Consistently provides outstanding service to all patients, physicians, fellow employees, and guests.
- Displays initiative to see processes through to completion and offers assistance without being asked.
- Maintains awareness of own limitations and seeks guidance from appropriate personnel as needed.
- Prioritizes activities of self based on demands for service.
- Remains alert to the detection of errors in own work and the work of others with appropriate corrective actions initiated.
- Demonstrates an understanding of patient rights, including those pertaining to confidentiality, informed decision-making, and privacy.
- Is aware of resources available for ethical concerns and makes appropriate referrals.
- Practices cost-efficiency.
- Performs technical skills proficiently in accordance with established standards, as evidenced by annual validation processes.
- Utilizes specialized knowledge and skill to perform job requirements.
- Adheres to Tardiness/Attendance policy.
- Assumes responsibility for the efficient management of patients with physician authorization.
- Assists the service line director with program development, program operation, and outcome measurements.
- In collaboration with physicians in specialty area and the Interdisciplinary care team, develops and updates clinical Protocols/critical pathways to reflect current accepted standards of care.
- Works with case managers and physicians to ensure appropriate and timely progression through the care continuum.
- Identifies, plans, and/or provides continuing educational opportunities for clinical staff.
- Obtains complete medical database on selected patients and documents in the patient record.
- Assesses selected patients for alteration in health status using objective and subjective criteria.
- Participates in the development and refinement of the plan of care in collaboration with the supervising physician and other health care professionals.
- Under the direction of the collaborating physician, orders consultation, diagnostic tests, pharmacotherapeutics, fluid/electrolyte replacement, blood/blood products, and durable medical equipment.
- Evaluates patient's response to therapy and adjusts or maintains treatment to achieve therapeutic goals.
- Provides information and health education to patients and families.
- Serves as a resource and consultant for colleagues
- Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, hospital personnel, and others to fulfill position responsibilities.
- Actively participates in hospital and departmental group meetings.
- Consistently responds to requests in a positive, professional, and timely manner.
- Consistently demonstrates behavior which reflects that working as a team is more important than self-interest.
- Demonstrates interpersonal competencies such as effective problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict management skills.
- Consistently maintains a professional level of conduct.
- Facilitates communication with patients, physicians, guests, and co-workers.
- Consistently demonstrates courteous and positive behaviors, e.g. smile, pleasant tone of voice, positive eye contact.
- Utilizes appropriate lines of accountability for the continuous improvement of quality.
- Ensures that problems/concerns regarding departmental activities are communicated with Director.
- Ensures that problems/concerns regarding activities in the hospital are communicated appropriately.
- Protects confidentiality of patients/co-workers, respecting their dignity, privacy, and differences.
- Shows respect for hospital property and the property of others.
- Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners required.
- Current BCLS, NRP and STABLE certification required.
- Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing advanced practice program required
- Currently recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
- Five years minimum NICU experience in a professional nurse capacity.