Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner - Neurology

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  2117

The Section of Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, is pleased to announce vacancies for an Instructor at Texas Children's Hospital Main Campus.  The academic appointment at Instructor will be in the Section of Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience of the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.


As a member of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, our Level 4 program includes a 12 bed EMU as well as MEG, PET, SPECT and TMS services. Our hospitals located in Houston Texas, provide Pediatric Emergency Centers staffed by physicians who are board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; acute care inpatient units staffed by Pediatric Hospitalists; and intensive care units staffed by Pediatric Critical Care specialists. A large cohort of pediatric subspecialists provide inpatient and outpatient services at all locations (Main Campus, West Campus, and Woodlands).


With a proposed CART of 100% clinical effort, this junior level faculty member will be located at Main Campus.  The Instructor will work alongside senior faculty colleagues, fellows and advanced level practitioners, in the care of children on our Epilepsy specialty service line. This candidate will assist with in patient call, fellows clinic, and reducing our wait list of patients for Epilepsy. Collaboration with neurosurgery and associated research is expected.

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
  • Minimum Education: Masters Degree in Nursing 
  • Minimum Certification/Licensure: Current licenses as a Reigstered Nurse and Nurse Practictioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
  • Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).





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