Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner (Family & Community Medicine)

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  9178


The Physician's Assistant performs a variety of duties to provide quality patient care to the sick or injured or others requiring healthcare services. The scope of services includes comprehensive primary care for homeless men, women, and children. This position reports to the Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston (HHH) Medical Director.

Job Purpose

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



The Physician's Assistant provides patient care to homeless men, women, and children in primary care clinics located in local homeless shelters, and provides medical outreach services to homeless individuals living on the streets, in encampments, and in shelters/missions.  Daily work hours may vary with minimal evening or weekend hours (includes one four-hour session per month on Saturday morning).  On-call schedules are shared among providers, with each clinician taking call 3 - 4 months of the year, with an average of 2 calls per month.  



  • Not normally required to exert physical effort.
  • Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory or clinic environment.

Job Duties

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic procedures in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Administers treatment within a multidisciplinary setting serving the homeless population.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Provides constructive input on improving the delivery of services to medical director and clinic manager
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Is sensitive in working with the homeless/medically underserved population
  • 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.
  • 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





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