Title:  CHofSA Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine (Instructor - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner)

Division:  CHRISTUS Children's Hospital - San Anton
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  13642



Title: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant - Pediatric Emergency Medicine


The Section of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for a PRN Advance Practice Provider position at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. This position comes with a faculty appointment within the Department of Pediatrics, a competitive salary, and a full benefits package.  The candidates' credentials and experience will determine the rank of the academic appointment. Responsibilities include working under the direction of a physician in the applicable area of specialization, provides health care services within scope of practice:

Job Purpose

Provides advanced patient care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties


  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and mental status exams.
  • Records findings of exam to be reviewed and co-signed by attending physician.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and radiographic studies under attending physician.
  • Obtains appropriate body fluid samples for culture & sensitivity specimen(s) when indicated.
  • Write order(s) to alter medication(s) subject to view by attending physician.
  • Performs a wide range of surgical and/or medical procedures such as wound care/laceration repair, incision and drainage of abscesses, lumbar puncture, bedside use of ultrasound and others.
  • Provides counseling to patient(s) and relative(s) on various physical and mental problems.
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
  • Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize task completion.
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • Attends, participates, and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested

Minimum Qualifications


  • Education Required: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Physician Assistant by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.'
  • Verification of current RN license and APRN recognition issued by the Texas Board of Nursing;
  • Verification of current certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB);
  • Current controlled substances certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA);
  • Background working with children with chronic illness, and knowledge of long-term medications and drug interactions;
  • Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care; and
  • Current Certifications in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.



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