Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  7265


Integrative Health and Wellness Nurse Practitioner for the Palliative Care service to promote health and wellness and provide integrative services to palliative care patients and their families. Practitioner will work for pediatric palliative care to provide integrative services to palliative care patients and their families at Main Campus in addition to tele health visits for patients and families who prefer or cannot travel to main campus for face to face visits.

Job Purpose

To practice in an advanced role to provide developmentally appropriate and age appropriate palliative care services to patients and families.  The nurse practitioner (NP) works under a delineation of clinical privileges and works collaboratively with other members of the health care team. Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the NP assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. As an advanced practice nurse, the NP is responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.


Routine decisions include the assessment of patients, the evaluation of diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests, the formulation of differential diagnoses in collaboration with physicians, and other health care providers.


Provides age appropriate care for one or more of the following age groups routinely:  Neonate, Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult.

Job Duties

  • Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients.                   
  • Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers.
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals.   
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program on an ongoing basis.                              
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to nursing to clinical practice.                          
  • Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills.                  
  • Demonstrates NP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice.                
  • Practices independently or interdependently in the nurse practitioner's role under a delineation of clinical privileges.
  • Develops and updates a delegation protocol in collaboration with a physician specific to the appropriate specialty.       
  • Explores and implements charges/reimbursement for services as appropriate.
  • Participates in the ongoing development, review, and evaluation of the NP role.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Practitioner Registered Nurse license from the Texas Board of Nursing.  License may be Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP), or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
  • Specialty certification recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing. Specialty certification must match licensing specialty area. (For example, a Nurse Practitioner with an ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER (ACPNP) license from the Texas Board of Nursing must also have an ACPNP certification.) 
  • A minimum of three (1) year of RN experience providing integrative/palliative care in a hospital, outpatient or hospice setting to chronic, complex patients or patients nearing end-of-life.

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