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Full time
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Nurse Practitioner-PRN (ACLS)
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Parkland Hospital | Dallas, TX
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Job Description

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.

Responsible for quality management of healthcare issues for patients in designated primary or specialty area, including patient diagnoses, treatment, education and referrals to ensure optimal patient medical
management consistent with the Parkland mission of patient centered/patient valued care.

-Must have completed a post-graduate or graduate level Nurse Practitioner educational program accredited by a national nursing education accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Board of Nursing.
-Must have a Master's degree in Nursing.

-Must have three years of Nurse Practitioner clinical experience in a similar specialty area or five years of Nurse Practitioner clinical experience.

Equivalent Experience:
-If hired at Parkland before March 1, 2014, may have an equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Must have current, valid RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
-Must have a current license from the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with authorization to practice as a Family, Adult, Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
-Must have active certification as Nurse Practitioner by one of the following:
-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) - OR -
-Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) by ANCC or AANPCP - OR -
-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (GNP) by ANCC or AANPCP - OR -
-Adult-Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or AANPCP - OR -
-Adult-Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACNCC) ¿ OR-
-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) by ANCC or AACNCC

- Must have current CPR-Healthcare Provider (CPR-HP) certification from one of the following:
o American Heart Association
o American Red Cross Rescuer
o Military Training Network.

-Must have current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
-Must meet and maintain licensing and registration requirements as delineated by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, and Credentialing Policies/Procedures, if any.

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
-Must be able to function independently and as a member of the Parkland healthcare team.
-Must have effective written and verbal communication skills in working with a diverse population of patients and families, nurses, physicians and community agencies.
-Must have knowledge and skill in educating patients and families.
-Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

About Parkland Hospital

"Parkland is a hospital where the struggle between life and death, disease and health, is our bread and meat. Rarely a 24-hour period passes that doesn't bring to our door someone with a story of tragedy, suffering, injustice, or violence. To each of these we offer an outstretched hand - sometimes to cure, often to relieve, and always to comfort." It is necessary to note the passing of 30 years since the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. This brief telling is not meant to dwell on the details on that day; you can read about those, or watch them unfold again, in the frequent spate of television shows and newspaper articles and books. Rather, this article is to reinforce Parkland's role as an advocate of the Great Society that Kennedy professed. It's a role that his own family wants remembered. In July 1989, Parade Magazine printed an article by Sen. Edward Kennedy headlined, "We want to remember his life, not relive his death." "The tears shed in 1963 were for a friend and brother suddenly taken - but the reasons he was loved, here and everywhere, will always exist," the senator wrote. "They are found in many things he did and said, but nowhere more so than in his plea in 1963 to see our world as one community: 'Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.' What endures is the way he summoned us to reach beyond ourselves, to do things for others that would reflect our shared humanity - 'to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield,' in the lines from Tennyson that he loved." Later in the article, Sen. Kennedy said one reason people are drawn to public service is "the satisfaction of giving something back to America in return for what it has given us. It embraces the simple, profound, enduring beliefs that America is a promise of better things to come, that individuals can make a difference and that government can make a difference too. Survival of the fittest may be the law of the jungle and of some people in public life. But it is not the law by which John F. Kennedy lived, and so long as people with his talent and commitment to others are willing to enter public life, it will never be the law of the United States." 1963 was a year of upheaval. In South Vietnam, monks burned themselves to death to protest treatment of Buddhists. In Jackson, Miss., NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was killed by a sniper. In Birmingham, Ala., federal troops halted Gov. George Wallace's defiance in the school desegregation case. In that same city, four young girls died in the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. In Washington D.C., Martin Luther King delivered his most famous line: "I have a dream." Today, half a million visitors annually visit outside the former Texas School Book Depository to remember the day Kennedy was killed. It's a day many people at Parkland remember even more vividly, but a day they don't really like to talk about. Charles Baxter expressed similar sentiments in his own way. "We've always considered it as being one of those things that we were caught up with. And we only had one good thing to say about it: we offered the best that was available in the world, and we were side features. We had nothing to do with it except take care of the aftermath. "We made an open statement to everybody concerned that if anybody on the medical side ever made a dime off the assassination, we'd see to it that they never went anywhere in medicine ever again, because that's how strongly we felt that this was a private thing. "Of all the people that you take care of that have less important positions in the world, you would like to bring all that you knew to bear to save the one man who sat on top of the heap. I felt the frustration of not being able to help Kennedy, and was somewhat satisfied in the fact that Connally was stable. Things always kinda get put in perspective. I was walking out of the emergency room that night and there was a young lady standing by the emergency room door crying. "I looked at her and said, 'What's wrong; can I help you?' She said, 'No, my baby just died.' And I know I must have seemed strange to her, because the thoughts that I had - I must have looked blankly at her - but I really felt for her because a life is a life is a life." There were 23 patients in the emergency room when Lee Harvey Oswald fired his three shots. Seven more patients arrived and were treated between the arrival of the president and the governor at 12:38 p.m. and the removal of the president's body at 2:19 p.m. There were a handful of deaths at Parkland on Nov. 22, 1963, and there were 18 births.