Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care / Physician Assistant - Lung Transplant

Position: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care / Physician Assistant - Lung Transplant

Job ID: 149078

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 4 10-hour 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


We are searching for an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will work under the supervision of the practice physician(s) and work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team to render care for chronically ill children who either require or have received a lung transplant. You will be required to practice under established protocols and will assume independent responsibility in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of treatment and procedures. You will see patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Utilize advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data to manage a caseload of patients
  • Consistently demonstrate effective communication skills and work to eliminate communication barriers
  • Consistently serve as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
  • Consistently apply new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing and clinical practice
  • Demonstrate current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate NP role behaviors consistent with the development of advanced nursing practice
  • Participate in departmental quality improvement programs 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
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily advanced nursing care of children
  • Specific skills are those referred to in the Delineation of Special Procedure


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
  • Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology

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