Title:  Pediatric Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (PRN) - San Antonio, TX

Division:  CHRISTUS Children's Hospital - San Anton
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  16187



About CHRISTUS Children's in San Antonio and Baylor College of Medicine:


Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community, CHRISTUS Children's in San Antonio is a world-class children's hospital - both inside and out. In February 2013, CHRISTUS Children's finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, ranked as the #6 medical school by U.S. News & World Report in 2020-21. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs, and oversees physicians at the children's hospital.


Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation's premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare, and community service. BCM is currently associated with multiple educational, healthcare, and research affiliates.


The Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for a PRN Advance Practice Provider position at CHRISTUS Children's in San Antonio. This position comes with a faculty appointment within the department of pediatrics, a competitive salary, and a full benefits package. 


Job Duties


Responsibilities include working under the direction of a physician in the applicable area of specialization, provides health care services within scope of practice:


  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and mental status exams.

  • Records findings of exam to be reviewed and co-signed by attending physician.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and radiographic studies under attending physician.
  • Obtains appropriate body fluid samples for culture & sensitivity specimen(s) when indicated.
  • Write order(s) to alter medication(s) subject to view by attending physician.
  • Performs a wide range of surgical and/or medical procedures such as wound care/laceration repair, incision and drainage of abscesses, lumbar puncture, bedside use of ultrasound and others.
  • Provides counseling to patient(s) and relative(s) on various physical and mental problems.
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
  • Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize task completion.
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • Attends, participates, and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Master’s degree in in Nursing, or master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Verification of current certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB);
  • Current controlled substances certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA);
  • Background working with children with chronic illness, and knowledge of long-term medications and drug interactions.
  • Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care.
  • 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), or Physician Assistant license. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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