Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  2873
Job Purpose

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner performs a variety of duties to provide quality patient care to patients requiring psychiatric services. The scope of services includes new patient evaluations and follow-up appointments for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed men, women, and children. 

Job Duties


•    Performs pertinent history and physical exams of patients
•    Prescribes therapeutic treatments and/or medications for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders
•    Collaborates within a multidisciplinary setting serving the homeless population to update the patient's treatment plan and keep the primary care team aware of patient progress.
•    Performs and evaluates diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests within the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice
•    Follows established protocols to manage specific patient problems in collaboration with supervising physician
•    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 people who are 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 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides patient care to men, women, and children who are homeless or vulnerably housed at HHH primary care clinics, and may provide psychiatric outreach services to homeless individuals living on the streets, in encampments, and in shelters/missions as part of an interdisciplinary outreach team. Daily work hours may vary with minimal evening or weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience:  Completion of an accredited Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Two years clinical experience, 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 bio-hazards 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.