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Advance Practice Provider Fellow- Psychiatry- Medical Center

Location: HMH Smith - 6550 Fannin St. Houston, Texas 77030
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Talent Area:
Nurse Practitioner
Job Shift:
1st - Day
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Posted Date:
April 22, 2024

At Houston Methodist, the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Post Graduate Fellowship position is a part of a twelve-month program with rotations in assigned specialty areas. This position will be given the opportunity to learn and improve assessment and diagnostic skills, as well as treatment implementation through medication management, procedures, and other therapies in the context of specialty care. The APP Provider Fellow position will be responsible for providing direct patient care in a variety of team-based settings with the goal to transition to independent practice upon completion of their fellowship.


  • Provides patient care in assigned department by assessing and diagnosing clinical conditions, developing treatment plans and documenting appropriately.
  • Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care.
  • Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all interprofessional team members and reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, listens and responds to the ideas of others.

  • Provide direct patient care services, including performing physical assessments, diagnosing and managing acute and chronic conditions, prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and developing and implementing treatment plans in their respective specialty area(s).
  • Advocates on patient/family's behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Obtains superior patient satisfaction scores via standard patient satisfaction survey tool.

  • Performs essential functions of assessment, diagnosing, treatment, and management of patients in assigned setting, including accurate and timely documentation, intake assessments, treatment planning and discharge planning, as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team to ensure comprehensive and coordinated patient care.
  • Actively participates in interprofessional team meetings, case discussions, and care planning. Engages in team based interdisciplinary care.

  • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.
  • Maintains awareness of their direct and indirect financial impact on the organization.

  • Keeps up-to-date with current evidence-based practice guidelines and professional standards.
  • Seeks guidance and feedback from preceptors and healthcare professionals to enhance clinical skills and knowledge. Attends educational sessions, labs, and lectures to further develop skills in their respective specialty.
  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Consults with healthcare team and mentors for guidance in self-identified areas of need.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


  • Master of Science in Nursing

  • Two years of previous RN practice
  • RN - Registered Nurse - Texas State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure within 60 days OR
  • RN-Temp - Registered Nurse - Temporary State Licensure within 60 days AND
  • APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Texas Board of Nursing AND
  • Magnet - ANCC Recognized Certification -- Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as Nurse Practitioner based on applicable patient population, i.e., FNP, AGNP, NNP, PMHNP, WHNP OR
  • AANP - Credentialed member, American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) -- Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as Nurse Practitioner based on applicable patient population, i.e., FNP, AGNP, NNP, PMHNP, WHNP AND
  • BLS - Basic Life Support (AHA) AND
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA) -- (not required for Employee Health, Employee Health Well-Being, Primary Care and Telemedicine departments) AND
  • AP - Prescriptive Authority - Texas Board of Nursing AND
  • DEA - Narcotics License (DEA) within 6 months


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Demonstrates advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning & interventions in the field of psychiatry



  • Uniform No
  • Scrubs No
  • Business professional Yes
  • Other (department approved) Yes

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

  • On Call* Yes

**Travel specifications may vary by department**

  • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
  • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group is an integral part of Houston Methodist’s overall strategy to become one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Established as a nonprofit corporation certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, the Specialty Physician Group enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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