Title:  Nurse Practitioner - Instructor (Child-Adolescent Psychiatry)

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Work Location:  Houston, TX
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Requisition ID:  9047


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Texas Children's Hospital, West Campus is looking for a dynamic Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work collaboratively with our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team to provide care to patients and families in our child/adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinics. The NP in this role will be responsible for assessing, treating, and providing family-centered care and education to children and adolescents with diverse psychopathology. Additional responsibilities will include coordination of care services and involvement in quality improvement initiatives to support patients, families, and primary providers. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced nursing 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 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