Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Provides comprehensive healthcare services to all pediatric patients.
Assists in ambulatory care clinics as an active member of the orthopedic team establishing medical diagnosis(es) and determining a plan of care for short-term health problems, stable chronic health problems, and/or exacerbation of stable chronic health problems.
Takes history of present illness, performs pre- and post-op assessments, and evaluation of children with acute and chronic orthopedic conditions.
Orders and reviews, with supervising physicians oversight, routine diagnostic studies and X-rays.
Involved in preoperative and postoperative planning and ongoing patient care.
Demonstrates basic medical knowledge of pediatric orthopedics.
Participates in educational activities of the Hospital such as case conferences, symposia and professional educational meetings.
Dictates, completes and/or signs medical records, forms and letters related to patients in an accurate and timely manner.
Seeks opportunities to maintain clinical competence and skill proficiency.
Must possess analytical skills to resolve highly complex clinical problems, communication skills to effectively deal with other clinicians and patients/families, and a strong desire to work in the pediatric orthopedic setting.
Must be a graduate of a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies or Advanced Practice Nurse Program.
Advanced Practice Nurses must hold a current Texas RN License and have graduated from a program recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing Examiners.
Physician Assistants must hold current licensure with the Texas Medical Board.
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About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.