Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner (Emergency Medicine)

Division:  Emergency Medicine
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  7754


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. Responsibilities include working under the direction of a physician in the applicable area of specialization, provides health care services within scope of practice:

• 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

Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic procedures in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Provide follow-up health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established with the supervising physician.
  • Communicate with physicians, patients, and the family members of patients concerning patient care.
  • Collaborates with providers, and practice staff in identifying appropriate patients for care management.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Master’s degree in in Nursing.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • 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;
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Current Texas Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN-NP), and specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.