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NP or PA - Critical Care/ICU

Job Summary

Responsible for providing primary healthcare to patients and families, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Works under direct supervision of a physician following established guidelines as required and within established scope of practice.

Full Time - Nights, 7PM - 7AM

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas

Demonstrates the ability to perform physical exams on all patients, neonate through the geriatric population.
Obtains and documents patient's medical history. Identifies health risk factors.
Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat common acute illnesses.
Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, i.e., laboratory work, x-rays, EKG.
Provides well childcare; women's healthcare, prenatal care, family planning.
Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications (see individual state laws) and non-pharmacological therapies based on the patient's diagnoses, health history and age.
Encourages positive health behaviors for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. This is done through education and counseling.
Always applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice.
Provides patient and/or family with health education, counseling and referrals to other healthcare professionals and community resources when appropriate.
Assesses and documents patient and/or family psychosocial issues.
Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health team to plan optimal care for the patient.
Works with the patient and family to formulate a patient treatment and education plan.
Provides follow-up care, determines effectiveness of the treatment plan, reassesses and changes the plan as needed.
Documentation meets all standards and policies. Documentation includes all findings, interventions and results.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Functions as a patient advocate.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Stays current with medical advancements, new technology, new drugs through continuing education classes, society meetings, professional journals etc.
Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Attends all departmental, organizational, and medical staff committee meetings as appropriate.
Assists with development and implementation of specific policies and procedures

Regulatory Requirements

Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Texas.
Master's Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner's Program.
National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or certification eligible. Certification must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.
Current DEA number for Schedule II-IV Controlled Substances.
Current BCLS Certification.
Current ACLS Certification.



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Why Crescent Regional Hospital?

At Crescent Regional Hospital, our goal is, and always has been, to cultivate a community of doctors, nurses, and administrators to breathe new life into a previously dying hospital as to provide a continuum of care for the communities of Lancaster, DeSoto, and all surrounding areas.  Unwavering in our vision and determined to not just be a choice in healthcare, but the choice in healthcare we need to hire the best from the community as to give the best care for the community.

Being of relative size to the communities we serve, both in staff and structure, allows us the ability to collaborate with and learn from one another as a means to provide treatment which is extensive, thorough, and specific to each patient. And because our internal culture is one of recognizing individual strengths and accomplishments, everyone gets their deserved moment to shine. As members of the Crescent Regional Family, we build one another up because we understand when we strive, our patients and community thrive which perpetuates us all into excellence.


We thank you for your interest in seeking employment with Crescent Regional Hospital and look forward to working with you when you become part of the Crescent Regional Family!