HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (APN) in San Antonio, Texas

Opening in March 2009, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital continues to grow and build on our reputation as a hospital where high-tech and high-touch come together. Ours is a beautiful, streamlined, energy-efficient, patient-focused health care facility equipped with the most modern technology available and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. The hospital’s services include emergency care, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, neurosurgery and orthopedics. In November 2017 the hospital expanded by more than 100,000 square feet and 102 beds bringing our total number of licensed beds to over 210.

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital belongs to the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery and has become a leader in robotic surgeries with a highly experienced team of surgeons offering this minimally invasive option to patients. We have been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and by Medicare.gov as #1 in San Antonio and #6 in the entire nation. Methodist Stone Oak is 1 of only 102 hospitals to receive Medicare.gov’s 5-star rating out of thousands of hospitals. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Stone Oak Hospital under Locations.

General Statement of Duties:

Functions independently in lieu of the physician and collaboratively as an expert clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, and leader in nursing practice. In addition, initiates medical aspects of care under protocols jointly developed with the Program Director or designee and is responsible to him/her for the specific program/area of practice.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Performs physical examinations and special procedures within the scope of practice.

  1. Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs. Participates in medical team progress notes, admissions, and discharge summaries, including dictating as required. Assists nursing and medical staff with discharge planning.

  2. Under medical supervision implements medical protocols including diagnosis and treatment of patient conditions when requested by the medical staff. The protocols will be developed in accordance with Hospital policy, the Texas Medical Practice Act, Nursing Practice Act, as well as the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing Examiners rules and regulations.

  3. Communicates with medical, nursing, and multi-disciplinary personnel verbally and/or in writing any pertinent patient care information and plans for patient care. Participates in the development of the medical care plan. Coordinates care with other specialty areas when necessary and supports and implements change, programs, goals of the program and participates in performance improvement programs.

  4. Refers patients to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment. Established continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Provides patient/family education and counseling.

  5. Must be able to perform duties independently and meet deadlines. Functions as a patient/family advocate, addressing cultural, ethical, and legal issues appropriately.

    Minimum Education and Experience:

    1. Master’s degree in Nursing and specialization in appropriate area of clinical practice. For inpatient area will need Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and for outpatient clinic will need Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    2. Minimum of three years of nursing experience in area of clinical focus or combination of education and experience.

    Minimum License and Certificates Required:

    1. Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.

    2. Current licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Texas.

    3. Current prescriptive authority in the State of Texas (BNE prescriptive ID, DPS, and DEA.)

Job: *Physicians Physicians Assistants & Extenders

Title: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (APN)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Requisition ID: 03132-86479