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Nurse Practitioner-Pediatric Surgery - Pediatrics

Company: UT Health Science Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner-Pediatric SurgeryPOSITION SUMMARY:

The Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner is involved in the advanced assessment, diagnosis, management of acute and chronic health problems, coordination with ancillary staff and outpatient services for complex discharge and follow up in a team based approach. The outpatient role of the APP includes evaluation, diagnosis and management of common pediatric surgical problems such as but not limited to lumps and bumps, hernias, hydroceles, abdominal pain, chest wall deformities, pyloric stenosis and pilonidal disease. Participates, coordinates, and leads specialty programs such as colorectal, pectus, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, tracheostomy, burn and pilonidal.

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM; no weekends, no call

Primary location: The Texas Medical Center at 6410 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030

This may involve travel to satellite offices.


* Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.
* Participates, coordinates, and leads specialty programs such as colorectal, pectus, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, tracheostomy, burn and pilonidal.
* Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit as needed.
* Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications in a team based approach.
* Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient's plan of care in a team based approach.
* Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.
* Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care, or problem-oriented care, under the supervision of a physician.
* Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests, and interprets results.
* Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.
* Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or preventative health care.
* Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
* Maintains appropriate records, and prepares charts for review and counter signature by physician.
* Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
* Responds to emergency situations.
* Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Current Texas Licensure as an APRN-NP, and specialty certification as required by department

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified or specialty certification as required by department

Minimum Education:

Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters in Nursing with completion of a post masters Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.

Minimum Experience:

Pediatrics experience prefered

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code -- 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0963, 1976, 46Y1C, 46Y1H, 66B, 66C, 4A0X1, 46YX, 65D, 230X, PHA10, 42GX, 66P, 66R, 290X.

For a complete list please visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs.

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

Keywords: UT Health Science Center, Houston , Nurse Practitioner-Pediatric Surgery - Pediatrics, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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