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Nurse Practitioner

Job Ref: 23847

Talent Area: Nurse Practitioner

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Nurse Practitioners

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (Full-Time - Days) functions as a clinical provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring acute care.  Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and The Methodist Standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.  This position is designated to the Orthopedics specialty area.


The Methodist Hospital serves patients from age 14 through older adult life.


1.Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care from unit admission to unit discharge,

      under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on

      identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient.

2.Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers.  “Rounds” with

physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds.

3.Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge), identifies

      normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate

      interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s).

4.Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential

      diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice

      guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders.  Accepts accountability for outcomes in

      health care.

5.Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient


6.Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgement to work autonomously as defined

      by the Nurse Practice Act.  Collaborates with healthcare team members to

      manage/coordinate patient care.

7.Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient

      advocate.  Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and

      medical resident(s).

8.Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and

      participation in research activities.

9.Maintains current licensure and credentials.  Remains current in practice.

10.Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.

11.Performs other duties as assigned.



1.Masters Degree in Nursing



1.Required minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience

2.Preferred minimum of 2 years in Advanced Practice role

3.Must be able to communicate effectively in English



1.Registered Nurse with current Texas license

2.Recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as Advanced Practice Nurse (NP)

3.Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas


5.ACLS, PALS, FCCS must be obtained within 6 months of hire



1.    Prolonged standing and walking

2.Must be able to lift, mobilize, and assist patients as needed, in order to complete examinations/procedures.



1.Direct patient contact

2.Universal precautions required



Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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