Friday, September 16, 2016

Houston Practice Pediatric Neurology/Sleep NP or PA - Make a Difference Every Day!

Nurse Practitioner (PNP, FNP) 
Physician Assistant


Houston Specialty Clinic - Neurology and Sleep Specialists, a regional leader in specialty care has experienced great demand. We offer academic quality care and personal access. We take care of people experiencing illness or seeking answers to specialty level concerns.

 Our practice is seeking an extender to offer an enhanced scale advanced specialty care in neurologic illness in children.

Job Summary: Under general direction, provides care in collaboration with the neurologist in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric neurologic illness and sleep disorders; serves as a resource person for staff; presents lectures, seminars, programs, or conferences; responsible for collaboration, facilitation, and implementation of research projects; provides direct clinical service to patients and families including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, supportive therapy, behavior modification, care management, and patient education.

While focusing on outpatient care, duties may include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Participates in delivering direct patient care; provides instructions and teaching to patients and families; assists in outpatient clinics with examinations and assessments; follows up on lab, test, and procedure results and prescriptions; informs patients of medication changes; informs physicians of patients' questions; evaluates patients' qualifications for clinical research studies; provides initial contact with patients' primary physician; establishes referral database; communicates with referring physicians for follow-up care and referrals.
  2. Collaborates with health care team members in planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care; provides direct clinical service to patients and families including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, supportive therapy, behavior modification, care management, and patient education; develops patient programs for consumer relations and patient satisfaction issues; provides conflict resolution; May attend rounds in the hospital; consults and implements in-service programs and research protocols; researches improvements in patient management, including coordination between services and conservation of resources; facilitates and participates in meetings and projects.
  3. Serves as a resource person and a nurse consultant for staff; presents lectures, seminars, or conferences; collaborates, facilitates, and implements research projects; develops an annual plan for professional development; attends conferences; maintains and improves current knowledge and competency in advanced practice nursing;.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of clinical practice nursing
  • Verbal/written communication skills
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Patient assessment skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Research skills
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


Education and experience equivalent to:

Masters degree in nursing and certification in specialty area of a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner; supplemented with two (2) years related experience. Texas RN License and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse required.


TX PA licensure supplemented with two (2) years related experience

Physical Requirements – Typical for an outpatient clinic. May require some driving to satellite clinics.
Competitive Salary & Productivity Bonus Commensurate with Experience
HSC offers eligible employees a broad package of benefits such as health care, dental plan, vision plan, 401K.

Contact Dr Joshua Rotenberg
Fax 713-465-4522

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Hickey Causes Fatal Stroke in teen

Teenager dies from stroke 'caused by love bite from his girlfriend'


The hickey — or love bite — caused a blood clot, which traveled to his brain

Family blame older girlfriend, who has disappeared
A teenage boy has died from a stroke that is understood to have been caused by a love bite from his girlfriend
Julio Macias Gonzalez, 17, had convulsions while eating dinner with his family in Mexico City, after spending the evening with his 24-year-old girlfriend, local media reported.
Emergency services were called, but the boy died at the scene. 
According to Mexican media reports, doctors believe the suction of the love bite resulted in a blood clot, which travelled to Mr Gonzalez’s brain and caused the stroke.
The boy’s parents blamed his girlfriend for the death, and she is thought to be in hiding.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

What is an LP or a lumbar puncture? What is a spinal tap?

This is an excellent instructive video on what is an LP? What is a spinal tap?

What is a Lumbar Puncture

Watch this video to understand a lumbar puncture  Video here