Nurse Practitioner (RN), Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery - Woodlands (8a-5p)

Position: Nurse Practitioner (RN), Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery - Woodlands (8a-5p)

Job ID: 141924

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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 looking for the right Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery program at our Kingwood location.  The ideal applicant is someone who works well in a fast-paced, highly efficient clinical setting. Our Advanced Practice professional team functions as a cohesive group that engages in an active partnership with our physician colleagues to provide world class pediatric orthopedic surgery healthcare. We are looking for the next addition to our team who can thrive in a busy clinical setting.

Texas Children's Hospital is ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas and among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our Department of Surgery, a significant contributor to this reputation, is driven by a professional staff that thrives on providing the highest quality surgical care in a collaborative environment supported by a multi-disciplined team approach. Passionate about surgical education and research, the staff is committed to advancing the field through focus on each specialty.

We are one of the largest surgical teams in the TCH organization with the patient load to match. This job provides the opportunity to use World Class standards/practices and participate in leading edge work pioneering new protocols and methods. You will consistently update your skills and knowledge relevant to pediatric practice as you incorporate evidence-based practice into your day-to-day role.


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Responsibilities :

  • 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.
  • Assesses patient’s medical complaints and provides appropriate treatment.
  • Manages pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the faculty supervising physician.
  • Utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to pediatric orthopedic surgery while communicating information to supervising / attending physician.
  • Assists in collection patient histories.
  • Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory tests and interprets the laboratory data such as blood and urine samples.
  • Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical/surgical information.
  • Provides guidance and instruction to patients on preventive health care or postsurgical care.
  • Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
  • Enters appropriate and accurate documentation in a timely into the electronic medical record.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works with physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, orthopedic technicians, and medical assistants to meet the needs of each patient and family by acting as a flexible, hands-on member of our care team.



  • Master of Science in Nursing Registered Nurse (RN) License from the Texas Board of Nursing Advanced practice recognition from the Texas Board of Nursing (FNP or PNP) or current certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Current BLS and PALS certification
  • DEA certifications
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements
  • 2 years of pediatric or Orthopedic Surgery patient care experience


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