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APP Lead- Mental Health(Jail)

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Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

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 assisting the Director of Advanced Practice or Manager of Advanced Practice in assessing, planning, organizing, and implementing designated advanced practice provider activities; including serving as a resource and role model for clinical practice, training, evaluation and direct management of practitioners and students in all areas encompassed by the service line(s) to ensure optimal quality of patient care.




- Physician Assistant:

- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and successfully completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program recognized by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors.


- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:

- Master's Degree in Nursing accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).



- 3 plus years of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in any field.

- 2 plus years of proven leadership abilities. OR - 5 plus years of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in any field.

- 3 plus years of proven leadership abilities.


Equivalent Experience:

- Current employees hired at Parkland before 3/1/2014, may have an equivalent combination of education and experience.



- Must have IS-700. A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) or obtained within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals or obtained within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations or obtained within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:

     o American Heart Association

     o American Red Cross

     o Military Training Network.

- Must meet and maintain licensing and registration requirements as delineated by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, and Credentialing Policies/Procedures.


Physician Assistant:

- Current, valid Physician Assistant licensure from the Texas Board of Physician Assistants

- Current certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:

- Current RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.

- Current licensure 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, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric, Neonatal, Psychiatric


Mental Health, or Women's Health 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 - OR-

- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,  Primary Care (PNP-PC or PPCNP) by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or ANCC -OR-

- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC) by PNCB -OR-

- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) by NCC -OR - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by ANCC - OR

- Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) by National Certification Corporation.


Skills or Special Abilities:

- Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act or Texas Medical Board Rules, as applicable to licensure, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

- Must demonstrate leadership ability through both superior clinical skills and as a practice development resource.

- Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

- Must have effective leadership skills to include motivation, recruitment, retention, and change management.

- Must demonstrate knowledge of Parkland policies, structure, procedures, and mission.

- Must demonstrate patient centered 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Psychology, Medical, Patient Care, Nursing, Registered Nurse, Healthcare

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