Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner - Abdominal Transplant Center

Division:  Surgery
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  3224

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





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