Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  2569

The Nurse Practitioner performs a variety of duties to provide quality patient care to the sick or injured or others requiring healthcare services.  The scope of services includes comprehensive primary care. This position reports directly to the Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director.

Job Duties

•    Performs pertinent history and physical exams of patients
•    Administers treatment within a multidisciplinary setting serving the homeless population
•    Performs and evaluates diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice
•    Follows established protocols to manage specific patient problems/illnesses/care in collaboration with supervising physician
•    Provides preventative care to newborns, children and adolescents, including anticipatory guidance and vaccine recommendations
•    Diagnoses and treats minor illnesses, acute and chronic health conditions, and growth and developmental issues in children and adolescents
•    Effectively communicates their pediatric patients' health, activity and nutritional needs to their guardians
•    Provides constructive input on improving the delivery of services to medical director and clinic manager
•    Maintains medical record using an electronic medical record, writes accurate notes and orders which are co-signed by supervising physician when appropriate
•    Is sensitive in working with the homeless/medically underserved population
•    Is self-directed with good organizational skills
•    Communicates and works well within a collaborative team environment
•    May supervise the work of a medical assistant, nursing students, medical students and family medicine residents where appropriate
•    Adheres to agency policies and procedures
•    Performs other tasks or special assignments as necessary to maintain proper operation and patient care


The Nurse Practitioner provides patient care to homeless men, women, and children at primary care clinics (Caroline Cathedral Clinic, Cathedral Clinic, family clinic on Reed Road), with a focus on women and children.  Daily work hours may vary but will total 20 hours per week for a 0.5 FTE position.  This position will likely have extended hours (i.e. 2-6 pm) and one four-hour session per month on Saturday morning.  On-call schedules are shared among providers, with each clinician taking call 2-3 months of the year, with an average of 2 calls per month.  

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master’s degree in nursing


  • Completion of an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Current, valid license to practice in the State of Texas as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Two years clinical experience as an ANP, including pediatric and adult ambulatory care,  preferably with a medically underserved population


  • Required: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Required: Current Texas Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN-NP), and specialty certification as required by department.
  • Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

•    Not normally required to exert physical effort.
•    Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory or clinic environment.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.