Title:  Instructor - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Division:  Anesthesiology
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  16724


To practice in an advanced role in a clinic setting to provide Anesthesiology Pre-Anesthesia Care services to patients. The nurse practitioner (NP) works under a delineation of clinical privileges and collaboratively with other members of the health care team (attending physician, resident physicians, CRNA, clinic nursing staff). Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the NP assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the evaluation, assessment, and optimization of pre-anesthesia patients. As an advanced practice nurse, the NP is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced medical care to patients in an acute clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties

  • Perform a comprehensive pre-anesthesia evaluation for in-person and tele-health surgical patients.
  • Obtain a detailed history from patients, including a full review of system, with special emphasis on cardiopulmonary status.
  • Perform and document a focused physical examination, including a complete airway exam.
  • Perform medication reconciliation and provide perioperative patient education and instructions based on established protocols.
  • Order, interpret, and manage appropriate diagnostic labs in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Ensure that patients are optimized for anesthesia, including ordering additional testing, and obtaining appropriate consultations when appropriate. Follow-up tests and consults in order to clear patients for surgery.
  • Formulate an appropriate anesthetic plan for patients based on evaluation and discussion with supervising physician.
  • Discuss and obtain informed consent for anesthesia from patients.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, including a thorough preoperative evaluation note.
  • Communicate with physicians, patients, and the family members of patients concerning patient care.
  • Collaborate with providers and staff in identifying appropriate patients for care management.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • For Nurse Practitioner: Master's degree in in Nursing.
  • For Physician Assistant: Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.



  • For Nurse Practitioner: 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.
  • For Physician Assistant: Current license as a Physician Assistant by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.



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