Acute Care ICU Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Join a Collegial Practice Where You Will Thrive
Kindred Dallas Central is a 74-bed hospital with 60 long-term acute care beds and 14 inpatient acute rehab beds. The hospital provides 24/7 care to patients requiring extended inpatient hospital care on their journey to recovery. The care team works in collaboration with the patient’s primary physician, providing a seamless transition from the hospital and continued ongoing care.
Kindred Dallas Central offers specialized ICU care as a result of an ICU hospital stay due to life-threatening illness or injury; complications post-surgery, severe infections, or breathing difficulties. The ICU team cares for patients post major surgery complications, prolonged ventilated patients requiring vent weaning, severe infection/wound care, and other complex medical patients. The ICU team is led by a Critical Care trained physician working in collaboration with ICU Acute Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants, the ICU Nurse team, Clinical Rehab Therapy, and respiratory, pharmacy, and nutrition to provide individualized patient care leading to optional patient care outcome
- Team of 2 advanced practice providers
- Closed ICU
- No call environment
- Access SoundInstitute™ learning platform for continuing education and professional career development with convenient online and in-person educational courses, including CME
Sound continues to innovate in new ways to provide quality care and reduce costs. By unifying critical care and hospital medicine programs under the Sound umbrella, we have been able to improve care delivery stay and receive higher patient satisfaction. As a way to better hear the voices in the communities we serve, Sound takes HCAHPS seriously. Not surprisingly, Sound’s integrated programs have 2.4% higher average HCAHPS scores than non-integrated programs as quality care methods can be better implemented when both the critical care and hospital medicine programs unite. This is a direct result of successful efficiency measures implemented by a united approach to medicine.
Requirements of Advanced Practitioners
As an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) with Sound Physicians, you will work in an environment that promotes the Sound Core Values of integrity, teamwork, service, quality, and innovation enjoying a sustainable career with programs consistently staffed to levels that facilitate a manageable workload for our Intensivist teams. At Sound Physicians, we recognize the value that you bring when you are empowered to work at the top of your license. We invest in robust onboarding and training as you assimilate into a new role at a new hospital. We support you to provide the excellent care you long to give each patient through ongoing professional development and ongoing feedback on your clinical performance.
As a Critical Care APP you can expect to:
- Independently assess, examine, and provide care to critically ill patients in the ICU including procedures such as central lines, intubations, arterial lines, and chest tubes
- Manage medical and surgical patients
- Present and participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds in the ICU
- Work autonomously and multitask within the critical care team
- Commit to excellence in clinical service and demonstrate problem-solving abilities necessary to best serve our patients
- A current, unrestricted license; Acute care certification required with a minimum of a year of acute care experience
Location & Lifestyle
Located in north central Texas, Dallas is less than four hours away from most North American cities, traveling by air from Dallas’ two airports. The city boasts an average of 285 sunny days a year. Dallas offers the largest Urban Arts District in the country, an internationally recognized skyline, and 26 different neighborhoods, each with its own flare, to explore. Home to 21 Fortune 500 companies, five professional sports teams, numerous music and entertainment venues, theatres, the Dallas Symphony, and much more. The Texas motto, “Friendship” perfectly describes the city’s welcoming personality.