Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner (Surgery)

Division:  Surgery
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  8207


This position is in the Division of Cardiothoracic Transplant and Circulatory Support in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery. Selected candidate will provide total patient care under the direction of a physician and will be part of a large physician extender team within the Department. In addition, selected candidate will be appointed as a faculty Instructor and be eligible for full faculty benefits. 

Essential Functions and Duties: 

  • Primary responsibilities include seeing follow up lung transplant, heart transplant, and adult cardiac patients in the inpatient setting. 
  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on patients to determine appropriateness of referrals to the procedural suite. 
  • Evaluates and modifies the plan of care as needed (under the direction of the attending physician)
  • Provides health education as well as post-operative care education to patients and family members.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostics, and laboratory tests on patients as deemed appropriate. 
  • Diagnoses medical conditions, plans and implements interventions, and evaluates the patient response to care. 
  • Prescribes and administers pharmaceutical treatments to patients.
  • Maintains required records in the EPIC electronic medical record system. 
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures. 
  • Primary advocate for use of the EPIC Electronic Medical Record to ensure that clinic-generated information is complete and up-to- date in the EPIC system. 
  • Provides follow-up and health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established by physicians. 
  • Provide supervision, guidance and work direction to other nurses, medical assistants, clinic coordinators and other staff. 
  • Performs multiple procedures in the procedural suite daily. 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • New referral intake management and patient record review. 
  • Responsible for procedural suite operations. Oversight of policy and procedures, documentation, training of advanced practice providers, physicians, RN's, supply and equipment management. 
  • Functions as a resource for the staff and acts as an informal educator to the staff while performing direct care activities. 
  • Assists Medical Director with the recruitment and retention of new advanced practice providers including: review of resumes, coordination of interviews, and employee on-boarding oversight. 
  • Supervision of advanced practice providers and clinical operations. 
  • Scheduling template management for all advanced practice providers and procedural suite. 
  • Oversight of coverage plan for outpatient and inpatient advance practice providers. 
  • Coordinates with clinic supervisor and transplant manager to optimize communication between ancillary staff and advanced practice providers for continuity and coordinator of care. 
  • Management of education and training for advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and medical assistants. Responsible for attending, leading, and participating in weekly leadership meetings. 
  • Promotes cost effective use of human and material resources, including equipment and supplies.

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.
  • 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





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