NP - Rapid Response Team 7p-7a

The Woodlands Hospital, The Woodlands, Texas
Sep 01, 2017
Oct 01, 2017
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
Nurse PractitionerThe Woodlands Hospital

Job Description
7p - 7a

Rapid response NP is responsible for responding to all rapid response calls and determining a plan of action. Also, responsible for reviewing Sepsis alerts and the treatment needed as a result of the alert.

Position responsible for providing comprehensive patient care by systemic assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, and in-hospital follow up, affecting direct patient care through the disease process according to the Texas Nurse Practice Act and Memorial Hermann Health System Standards of Care.*Must be certified and licensed as an Acute Care Adult Nurse Practitioner

  • Education:  Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the State of Texas; MSN preferred.
  • Licenses/Certifications:  Current State of Texas license to practice professional nursing; certification by the American Nurse Credentialing Center or National Certification Center in area of specialty or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; certified in Basic Life Support; current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) OR Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
  • Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills:  Two (2) years clinical nursing experience in area of intended practice.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Provides assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, according to the age/needs of the patient/population served; acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols, guidelines and clinical pathways.
  • Obtains medical histories; performs physical examinations; reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results; formulates and manages patient treatment plan and outcomes; provides interventions including, but not limited to, arterial line placement, central line placement (internal jugular or femoral lines), pulmonary artery catheter placement, lumbar puncture, intubations, chest tube removal, and thoracentesis; makes rounds with the interdisciplinary teams.
  • Collaborates in the development and evaluation of patient care. Updates clinical guidelines/protocols/ pathways; works autonomously and accepts accountability for outcomes; signs orders in accordance with institution and state board requirements; collaborates in research and teaching projects and applies research to practice. 
  • Uses interpersonal and verbal communication skills to educate patient/family on care and resources; participates in process improvement and multidisciplinary clinical outcome improvement activities utilizing advanced nursing expertise.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.



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