This position is located at Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery Service, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Position may require work rotations, shared nights, weekends, holidays, on-call, in house beeper, and/or beeper call. On-call requires availability within 30 minutes of notification. Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is proud to provide safe, quality care to our military service members, their families, veterans and civilian emergency patients as the most robust and productive healthcare organization within the Military Health System (MHS).
This position is an in-patient position primarily caring for patients in the Sugical ICU and supervising junior residents in the Surgical ICU. Fort Sam Houston is located in San Antonio, the second largest metropolitan area in Texas with a warm climate and close proximity to beaches. With its combination of art galleries, distinctive shops and fine dining experiences in a historically significant setting, the San Antonio River Walk, also known as the Paseo del Rio, comprises a network of walkways on the banks of the San Antonio River. Located underneath downtown San Antonio, this area contains shops, restaurants and other entertainment options.
As a Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner, you will:
◦ Provide advanced and complex multidisciplinary treatment to critically injured active duty soldiers, reserve soldiers, military beneficiaries and civilian trauma patients.
◦ Serve as a subject matter expert on neurotrauma and surgical/medical critical illness and disease process diagnosis and treatment.
◦ Perform comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations.
◦ Assist neurosurgeons in the operating room and perform minor surgical procedures.
◦ Perform diagnostic studies and procedures such as, but not limited to, ventriculostomy drains, ICP monitors, lumbar drains, cervical spine stabilization devices, electrocardiograms and examinations including special x-ray examinations, ultrasounds, and nuclear medicine scans.
Basic Requirement for Nurse (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner):
Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (external link), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (external link), Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtaine
Education for Advanced Practice Nurse Positions: Graduate or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited educational program in the area of expertise or specialty indicated by the position.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination and possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. In addition, must be licensed or registered by a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in the clinical specialty required by the position.
Exeperience and confidence supervsing junior residents in a surgical ICU setting; experience with poly trauma patients. Prior experience as a critical care nurse; trauma/ICU nurse will be considered.
Note: Advanced Practice Nurses may receive certification which will be considered to meet the requirement to be licensed/registered.