PA / NP Acute and Critical Care Houston TX

Job Title: PA / NP Acute and Critical Care Houston TX
Job ID: 2430265442
Employer: Texas Children's Hospital
Location: Houston, TX
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Acute and Critical Care
New Grads OK? No

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for an experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with an Acute Care certification or Physician Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting.

This position is for our Heart Failure Transplant team. The APP will have both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities.

Days are Monday - Friday and the hours are 8a-5p. Candidates must have Cardiology experience.

Responsibilities :

Daily utilization of advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing and clinical practice
Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
Demonstrates APP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually


Nurse Practitioner:

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is required for new hires effective 03/01/17 or after
For employees hired before 03/01/17, an MSN is required for NPs licensed 01/01/03 or after
For employees hired before 03/01/17, either an MSN or a certificate program is required for NPs licensed prior to 01/01/03
Registered Nurse (RN) License from the Texas Board of Nursing
Advanced practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing (PNP-AC)
Broad knowledge of nursing functions and medical terminology
Broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching
Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily advanced nursing care of children
Ability to work effectively with others
Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
Specific skills are those referred to in the Delineation of Special Procedures
Physician Assistant:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Current Texas Physician Assistant (PA) license with the Texas Medical Board
Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily care of the specialty-specific population, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology, a broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching