Title:  Instructor - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  12486


Pediatric Advance Practice Provider - Lymphoma and Histiocytosis - Instructor PA or NP

  • Sees patients within outpatient Lymphoma and Histiocytosis clinics under the direction of a physician. Provides all aspects of outpatient care to these patients. 
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team including attending physicians, nurse coordinators, child life, social work and others. 
  • Provides education to patients and families related to Lymphoma and Histiocytosis diagnoses and therapies. 
  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings including medical, nursing, and pharmacy personnel to provide optimal patient care. 
  • Educates and collaborates with medical trainees including residents and fellows.
  • Provides support to other team members in the care of  Lymphoma and Histiocytosis patients including coordination of care, consenting, and arranging procedures/follow-up appointments. 

Job Purpose

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

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 the 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 Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.
  • Nurse Practitioners: Master's degree in Nursing. Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Current Texas licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), with acute care certification (CPNP-AC) strongly preferred.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: 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.
  • For Nurse Practitioners: Pediatric Acute or Primary Care certification (CPNP-AC or CPNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner certification (FNP-C). 



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