Title:  Pediatrics - Critical Care (Instructor - Nurse Practitioner)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  12482



Nurse Practitioner / Instructor

BCM Department: Pediatrics

Subsection: Critical Care

Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Employment Duration: Full-time

Category: Nurse Practitioner


The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is seeking a full-time Instructor faculty for the position of pediatric acute care nurse practitioner. This position offers a unique experience in high-volume pediatric intensive care units for an individual who wishes to pursue a career in pediatric intensive care. Texas Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, comprised of 162 intensive care beds spread across three campuses, and is the affiliated hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. The primary clinical site for this position is at Texas Children's Hospital, Medical Center Campus in Houston.

The section of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary team of attending critical care physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), post-doctoral fellows, and research support personnel committed to the care of patients suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury.


The Medical Center PICU is located in the state-of-the-art Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower. The 84-bed unit is includes a Surgical ICU, Neurological ICU, Pulmonary ICU, Hematology/Oncology ICU, Pulmonary ICU and Transitional ICU (TICU).  The Instructor will work alongside Faculty colleagues, critical care physician fellows, advanced practice providers, consultants and pediatric residents in the care of children with chronic and acute illness requiring intensive care in the PICU and TICU. At present, the PICU has over 2500 admissions per year, with more than half requiring assisted ventilation or other advanced support, such as oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide administration, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, extra-corporeal liver support, and continuous renal replacement therapy. The TICU also has more than 2500 admissions per year and is specifically designed for children who require long-term technology support, those with residual PICU morbidities requiring transition to home, and the management of children who require more intensive medical support.  

Job Duties


Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day care of children with acute and chronic illness requiring critical care.
  • Participation in all CCM Section and educational activities including case presentations, quality reviews, didactic teaching, and core lecture series
  • Active role in education of trainees.
  • Supervision of Fellows.
  • Participation in on-call schedule for the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Liaison and collaboration with stakeholders in CICU, PICU, neonatology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery.

Minimum Qualifications


Required: Master's degree in Nursing for Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (CPNP/AC)

Required: Current license and recognition as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

Required: Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Nurse Practitioner / Instructor



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.