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Texas Health Resources Urgent Care - Advance Practice Provider (APP) in Arlington, Texas

The Advanced Practice Provider is responsible for providing direct consumer care to assigned consumers within an urgent care setting. This position works under limited direction yet in coordination with an APP lead. Typical work scenarios require specialized knowledge, critical thinking, sound judgment based upon the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral, and sociological sciences skills, as well as strong customer service skills. Internal contacts include medical staff and management throughout the clinic and health system. External contacts include consumers, physicians, outside medical staff, and community resource services.

We are currently hiring for our Frisco, McKinney, Allen and other North Dallas locations. This position will float across multiple Texas Health Urgent Care locations.

Essential Functions

  • Performs and provides treatments for minor acute illness, consumer examinations, making initial assessment, initiating treatment and referring to appropriate center of care when applicable.

  • Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.

  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.

  • Instructs and counsels consumers by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information and promoting wellness and health maintenance.

  • Develops and implements consumer management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care. May be required to supervise ancillary staff.

  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions and refers consumers to specialist and to relevant consumer care options as appropriate.

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills in coordinating services with co-workers and other departments/services.

  • Responds to stressful situations in a calm, rational manner and cooperates with all to facilitate integration of services.

  • Behaves in a professional and empathetic manner to build trust, comfort, understanding, and relationships with consumers and the secondary guest(s) and in-line with consumer and guest service standards.

Procedures

  • X-Ray Interpretation

  • Foreign Body Removal

  • Fracture or Dislocation Immobilization

  • History & Physical Examination

  • Incision & Drainage

  • Nail Trephination

  • Nail Removal

  • Nasal Packing

  • Preliminary Interpretation of Plain Films

  • Wound Debridement & Repair

  • Wound Dressing

  • Minor Laceration Suturing

Education

  • Master's Degree Nursing or Physician Assistant required and

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program requried

Experience

  • 1 year as an APP in a family practice setting, urgent care, or related field Required

  • 2 years of APP experience strongly preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • RN - Registered Nurse with the state of Texas upon hire required and

  • NP - Nurse Practitioner with Texas Licensure and Certificate to practice as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the Texas State Board upon hire required and

  • National Certification or eligible for certification as Nurse Practitioner upon hire required Or

  • PA - Physician Assistant with the state of Texas upon hire required and

  • Texas Licensure and Certificate to practice as a Physician Assistant issued by the Texas State Board upon hire required and

  • National Certification or eligible for certification as Physician Assistant upon hire required and

  • Valid Drug Enforcement Agency license upon hire required

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support, maintained every 2 years required within 30 days of hire

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of national medical best practices within an urgent care setting

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of personal computers and related systems and software

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

  • Ability to willingly accept responsibility

  • Ability to set priorities and use good judgement

Why Texas Health Resources?

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At Texas Health Resources, our mission is “to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve”.

We are one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States with a team of more than 23,000 employees of wholly owned/operated facilities plus 2,200 employees of consolidated joint ventures in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area. Our career growth and professional development opportunities are top-notch and our benefits are equally outstanding.

Check out just a few of our recent accomplishments:

  • 2017 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (3rd year in a row)

  • Largest Blue Zones® Project Approved™ Worksite in the world (2016)

  • Named #1 in the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” by Great Place to Work® for 2015, 2016 and 2017

  • 2015 and 2016 Platinum-level recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) for being a “Fit-Friendly Worksite”

  • 2016 and 2017 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare"

Join our award-winning Texas Health family and become a part of a team that is improving the health of our communities daily. You belong here.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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