Clinical Lead III, Advanced Practice Provider - Woodlands Surgery

Position: Clinical Lead III, Advanced Practice Provider - Woodlands Surgery

Job ID: 164781

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a-4p M-F

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Clinical Lead III Advanced Practice Provider -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide shift accountability for the clinical, administrative, and human resources activities for the Advanced Practice Provider Services (APPs) and to provide support to departmental leadership. To practice in an advanced role and coordinate the delivery of high-quality, family-centered, and developmentally appropriate patient care within the designated service area.


Oversees clinical operations related to all inpatient surgical APP’s covering multiple surgical sub-specialties; including general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, plastics, pediatric adolescent gynecology, wound care, neurosurgery.


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Responsibilities :

  • Patient Care: Responsible for all patient-focused activities in the designated service area, including (but not limited to) assessments, procedures, interpretation of data, and patient/family counseling. Maintains own clinical competencies as required by medical staff privileging.
  • Organizational Priorities: Ensures organizational and medical staff standards of competencies and quality and safety initiatives are met, by participating in the competency process through Med Staff and developing of policies, procedures, and practice guidelines to optimize APP practice within the institution.
  • Quality & Safety / Evidence-Based Practice & Research / Education: Facilitates delivery of safe, effective, and patient/family-centered care that is timely, efficient, and equitable. Improves patient care through scientific inquiry and by incorporating evidence-based practice into direct patient care. Promotes the education of health and illness by contributing to APPs, student organizations, and universities.
  • Transformational Professional Practice: Promotes transforming professional practice through promotion and dissemination of health care knowledge beyond the individual practice setting
  • Credentialing & Regulatory Practice: Oversees regulatory function of the APP role including monitoring of licensure, credentialing, certification, billing and coding, reimbursement, and other regulatory requirements
  • Leadership: Leads, develops, coaches, and counsels assigned staff in the designated service areas; oversees clinical scheduling for designated areas to ensure adequate patient coverage; approves payroll requests within the assigned areas; shares responsibility with departmental leadership for input into the annual budgeting process; and creates value through service excellence and recognition; fosters partner relationships for employees

Level III (job code 7892) FTEs supervised: Approximately 20+Percent of time spent in staffing: Average of 70%


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Current Texas Physician Assistant (PA) license with the Texas Medical Board
  • Licenses/Certifications: FNP - Cert-Family Nurse Practitioner Texas Board of Nursing or NNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Texas Board of Nursing  or WHNP-BC - Cert-Women’s Health Care NP Texas Board of Nursing  or PNP-BC - Cert-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Texas Board of Nursing or NP - Nurse Practitioner Texas Board of Nursing or CPNP-AC - Cert-Pediatric NP Acute Care Texas Board of Nursing or PA - Cert-Physician Assistant Texas Medical Board  or CNM - Cert-Certified Nurse-Midwife American Midwifery Certification board
  • 2 years’ Experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife

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