Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner - Critical Care

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  3205

This position offers unique experience in our high-volume pediatric intensive care units, for an individual who wishes to pursue a career in pediatric intensive care.

The section of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary team of attending critical care physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners/physician assistants), post-doctoral fellows, and research support personnel committed to the care of patients suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury. The primary clinical site is at Texas Children's Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in the United States, an affiliated hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. Currently, the critical care areas include the 31 bed multidisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Unit, 33 bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, and the 36 bed Progressive Care Unit at TCH. 

The Instructor will work alongside Faculty colleagues, critical care physician fellows, advanced practice providers, and pediatric residents in the care of children with chronic and acute illness requiring intensive care in the PICU and PCU. At present, the PICU has over 2500 admissions per year, with more than half requiring assisted ventilation or other advanced support, such as oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide administration, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, extra-corporeal liver support, and continuous renal replacement therapy. The PCU also has more than 2500 admissions per year, and is specifically designed for children who require long-term technology support, those with residual PICU morbidities requiring transition to home, and the management of children who require more intensive medical support.  

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
  • Day-to-day care of children with acute and chronic illness requiring critical care.
  • Active role in education of trainees.
  • Supervision of Fellows.
  • Participation in on-call schedule for the pediatric intensive care unit and progressive care unit.
  • Liaison and collaboration with stakeholders in CICU, PICU, neonatology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Master's degree in Nursing for pediatric nurse practitioner acute care (PNP/AC)
  • Required: Current license as a registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Required: Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)





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