Title:  Medicine - Gastroenterology, Nurse Practitioner (Instructor)

Division:  Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11085

Summary

 

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center within the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology section is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join the clinical operations of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center. Clinical duties include supporting care for established patients that have seen a physician in the hospital or outpatient clinic setting, with a focus for patients with IBD. 
 

IBD is a specialized field where the NP gets to know many of the patients closely and plays a key role in patient education and support. The NP will become familiar over time with the various treatment options, including several new medications developed to treat IBD.


Job duties include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations; work closely with IBD physicians on treatment plan, follow-up, medication management.
  • Prescribe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments to follow outlined treatment plan.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Perform medical record review, follow developed protocols, determine appropriate patient scheduling, assist with monitoring diagnostic results and patient care progress/processes as requested by the provider, and participate in quality reviews.
  • Assess learning needs and educate patients and family as appropriate concerning disease management
  • Ensures that referrals to other specialists, radiological, endoscopic and laboratory testing are coordinated with patients and referring physicians.
  • Supports clinical research and trials, in close collaboration with IBD physicians.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Required

  • Education: Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Texas APRN License

 

Preferred:

  • Experience: 1-2 years of clinical nursing experience in an Ambulatory Clinic/Practice setting, preferable in Gastroenterology
  • Experience providing in-person triage and direct patient care for acute and chronic conditions as appropriate for an ambulatory outpatient
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in the healthcare setting

Minimum Qualifications

 

Required

  • Education: Master's Degree

 

Preferred

  • Experience: 1-2 years of clinical nursing experience in an Ambulatory Clinic/Practice setting, preferrably in Gastroenterology
  • Experience providing in-person triage and direct patient care for acute and chronic conditions as appropriate for an ambulatory outpatient
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in the healthcare setting

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

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

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