Title:  Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology - International (Instructor - Nurse Practitioner)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11773

Summary

 

Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence) is a transformational initiative that is improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer and blood diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017, Texas Children's Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the United States, launched Global HOPE with its academic partner, Baylor College of Medicine. Based on more than 20 years of successful work in Africa, Global HOPE has been treating children with cancer and blood disorders, and training African doctors and nurses to carry this lifesaving work forward in a sustainable way.

 

Global HOPE has established treatment and training centers in Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda, and is building stronger relationships with Tanzania, eSwatini, Lesotho, Rwanda, and South Africa. Although relatively early, Global HOPE is encouraged by the exciting results to date. Since its inception, Global HOPE has treated over 8,000 patients and trained over 3,200 healthcare professionals with remarkable success.

The Global HOPE (GH) Clinical Nurse Specialist role will focus on implementing projects at the local sites and facilitate medication safety practices at all sites. This is currently not a focus within GH and it is greatly needed. All too often, medication errors and safety issues occur because of the lack of expertise in medication safety practices.  This position will lead safety initiatives for GH and develop the necessary projects to promote education in this important area.  At the site this role will serve as a mentor to nurses involved in quality improvement (QI) projects and data collection. A focus of the specialist role will be on data collection and analysis for QI projects.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced nursing care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic procedures in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Provide follow-up health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established with the supervising physician.
  • Communicate with physicians, patients, and the family members of patients concerning patient care.
  • Collaborates with providers, and practice staff in identifying appropriate patients for care management.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Master’s degree in in Nursing.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Current Texas Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN-NP), and specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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