Instructor/Assistant Professor - Acute and Tertiary Care - Nursing, Memphis - 19000001WA

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

Job posting number: #7061215

Posted: October 9, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Acute & Tertiary Care Department, College of Nursing, is accepting applications for the position of Advanced Practice Provider, Pediatric Neurology, Instructor/Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, which includes: Planning and directing the delivery of healthcare to the pediatric patient population with various neurological conditions in the inpatient setting. The incumbent will provide care and health education for patients and their families. In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with the Department Chair.

Variable based on the needs of the division.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients in the neurology division according to approved protocols and acceptable standards.
Performing necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Medical Director/collaborating Physician. Participates in the design and revision of protocols.
Collaborating with Medical Physician and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients. Makes referrals as appropriate.
Recognizing and reacting appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
Developing a strong partnership with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff. Focuses on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.

Inpatient position involves managing the care of children with new and ongoing neurological disorders, developing education plans for families, and ordering appropriate consultation and referrals when indicated.


Earned Master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty from an accredited university required. Doctor of Nursing Practice degree preferred.
Current DEA certification, and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required.
Current certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary and/or Acute Care required. A special exception may be made for an internal candidate certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner currently working at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as an APRN.

Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level.
Experience in the role of an APRN preferred.

Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:
Sherry Webb, Associate Professor and Chair,
Email: or call 901-448-4148.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

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