Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine - Main Campus

Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine - Main Campus

Job ID: 144309

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 4 ten hour day shifts

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


Seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner to support the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine in the care and pain management of inpatients and outpatients as a member of its Pediatric Pain Medicine team. The Pain Medicine Division of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology offers multidisciplinary, comprehensive pain treatment services for patients hospital-wide with a diverse range of pain concerns.


Staffing model offers 4 10-hour days and 6 month orientation to the role. This is a great opportunity to be part of an innovative departmental team as well as work within a large advanced practice organizational structure which includes nearly 500 NPs and PAs with centralized APP leadership support.  



Do you think you have what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Inpatient consultation for children who are experiencing pain or pain-related issues

  • Collaborative formulation of perioperative pain plans for children undergoing surgery

  • Outpatient pain clinic, the nurse practitioner manages patients with chronic pain as part of the department's multidisciplinary team

  • 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 NP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually


  • 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 (FNP, PNP)
  • 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
  • Preferred two years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a pediatrics

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