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

Division:  CHRISTUS Children's Hospital - San Anton
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  16182


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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Verification of current certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), Current controlled substances certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care.



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.