ACNP/APP - Hendrick Medical Center
Abilene, Texas

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP/APP)

Per Texas Board of Nursing regulations and hospital policy, this position requires current national board certification as an ACUTE CARE nurse practitioner licensed in the state of Texas as such, or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas as an ACUTE CARE nurse practitioner. Alternatively, nationally board certified physician assistants with advanced practice experience in critical care and current Texas licensure or eligible for Texas licensure will also be considered on an individual basis for the position.

Job Summary

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates (PCCA), a private practice intensivist group, is hiring Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) to work in the PCCA managed medical and surgical ICU at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.

The Medical Surgical ICU will be staffed and managed by PCCA and will operate as a true intensivist program, with the intensivist serving as head of the multidisciplinary team, overseeing and managing all critically ill patients, and working closely with surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, pulmonary medicine physicians, hospitalists and support staff.

Program Model

The intensivst service provides 24-hour coverage in the M/S ICU. Intensivist physicians work a 7-day block of 12-hour day shifts 7am to 7pm with support provided by daytime APP’s. At 7pm the intensivst and daytime APP’s sign out to the night APP’s who cover until 7am.

The Intermediate and Intermediate step-down ICU staffed by the Hospitalist team allows for easy transfers out of the ICU for lower acuity patients that still need close monitoring.

LTACH available in-hospital for patients with prolonged critical illness.


This is a true Intensivist Program. The intensivist service provides 24-hour coverage in the 24-bed Medical Surgical ICU.

The APP will work two weeks a month, 26 weeks a year

  • A week of days, Monday through Sunday (7am to 7pm)
  • A week off
  • A week of nights, Monday through Sunday (7pm to 7am)
  • A week off


Hendrick Medical Center is the largest hospital facility in Abilene, Texas, and the first name in healthcare for Midwest Texas. Hendrick Medical Center a Level III trauma center is licensed for 564 beds, and at capacity fills 340 beds. The Hendrick family of services includes a women’s center, rehabilitation hospital, cancer center, hospice center, and NICU.

Hendrick Medical Center is dedicated to significant and continuous expansion and capital reinvestment in facilities, equipment and human resources to ensure the best healthcare for the Texas Midwest.


  • Abilene is a mid-sized city of 120,000 in west-central Texas with an overall livability score that is above average.
  • 160 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area (aka DFW metroplex, Dallas metroplex, DFW area, north Texas) and 250 miles north of San Antonio. It is the center of a 19-county area called “The Big Country,” considered the economic hub of this part of Texas.
  • Cost of Living Index: 8% Below Texas Average
  • Cost of Living is 78.1 based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Abilene, TX is cheaper than the US average. see here
  • Median Home Price: $172,000
  • Education for the area is good and its public school system ranks as one of the best in Texas. Abilene is home to six colleges and universities, including nationally recognized: Abilene Christian University and McMurray University.
  • Dyess Air Force Base, home to the 7th Bomb Wing, the host unit, and the 317th Airlift Group is located 7miles from downtown. Commonly referred to as “Home of the B-1.” Major Command: Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Mobility Command.
  • 159 miles from the original Six Flags Theme Park, Six Flags Over Texas.
  • Abilene Regional Airport, is serviced by American Airlines and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to DFW International.


The Intensivists will be employees of Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc private physician group. Full-time Intensivists receive a comprehensive benefits package, including malpractice and health insurance, employer-contributed retirement funds with 401K option and reimbursable CME. The salary is nationally competitive.

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