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Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner

Division:  Radiation Oncology
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Work Location:  Houston, TX
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Requisition ID:  3425
Summary

Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an exceptional and experienced Nurse Practitioner for service in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Houston, Texas Medical Center.

Our collaboration with Baylor's Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Harris Health offers patients a unique academic care environment in Houston and South Texas because of the collaboration between disease site specialists including radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, as well as pathologists and radiologists. This team approach is critical to our mission to offer the best care possible and the latest clinical trials.

Job Purpose

The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist to provide comprehensive care for their patients. The PA is responsible for the following tasks: patient evaluation, completing history and physical exams, ordering diagnostic studies, interpreting test results, prescribe pharmaceutical medications, provide 1st or 2nd assist on brachytherapy procedures if desired, providing oral and written communication with referring physicians and other clinical staff, and developing and implementing patient treatment plans.

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 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
  • 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

 

DESIRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Proficiency with electronic medical records
• At least 1-3 years of experience preferred but not required

 

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies or Master of Science in Nursing
• BLS / ACLS certification required
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

 

 

 

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

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