Title:  Surgery (Instructor - Nurse Practitioner)

Division:  Surgery
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11286



The Department of Surgery is seeking a qualified candidate for an Advanced Practice Clinician in a clinical setting and will provide medical care to patients with complex acute, critical, and/or chronic health conditions in a hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a physician. Candidate will be required to provide clinical excellence, scholarly enthusiasm, and a track record of excellent clinical performance. The provider will have direct patient care responsibilities.


Key Functions:

  • Be able to conduct comprehensive assessment of patients throughout the continuum in the inpatient setting based on diagnosis, including psychological status.
  • Perform and document history and physicals, order diagnostic studies, therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, and participate in collaboration and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff.
  • Proficient use of Epic in the delivery of care.


Working Conditions:

  • This position requires working in Critical Care Units.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced patient 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

  • Master's degree from a Nurse Practitioner Program with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification or master’s degree from a Physician Assistant Program with National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • No experience required.
  • Must be licensed in the State of Texas.



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.