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Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner - Abdominal Transplant Center

Division:  Surgery
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Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
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Requisition ID:  3224
Summary

This position is in the Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery 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.

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
  • Primary responsibilities include seeing follow-up hepatology patients in the outpatient setting
  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on patients with liver disease
  • 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 with chronic liver disease
  • 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 with liver disease in accordance with protocols established by physicians.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and work direction to other nurses, medical assistants, clinic coordinators and other staff.
  • New referral intake management and patient record review.
  • Functions as a resource for the staff and acts as an informal educator to the staff while performing direct care activities.
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.

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