HARRIS COUNTY Nurse Practitioner in Houston, Texas

Position Description

Harris County Sheriff's Office, the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the Nation is seeking experienced caring and compassionate nursing professionals to work at the clinics of our various Jail facilities. The Nurse Practitioner will provide expanded primary health care services for a case load of patients in the Family Health area of clinical specialization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the medical plan of care with the nursing plan of care
  • Secures and evaluates medical health and developmental history of the patient
  • Discriminates between normal, normal variations, and abnormal deviations by specific screening tests and refers patients with abnormal findings to appropriate members of the health care team
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings obtained by history, physical screening, and behavioral assessments and, in collaboration with the designated physician, implements an appropriate management plan
  • Collaborates with designated physician and to implement appropriate management plan
  • Executes orders, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as assigned by physician in accordance with legal, ethical, and institutional standard
  • Provides health maintenance and anticipatory guidance
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed
  • Assists with the provision of in-service education to nursing staff and supervises nurse practitioner students
  • Adheres to internal controls for the Health Services Division
  • Performs other duties as required Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited school

  • Licensed by the State of Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation.
  • CPR certification
  • Good physical health
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the job which include standing, walking, lifting and transporting
  • Visual acuity must fall within Texas Driver's License requirements
  • In exerting these functions, the incumbent must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects Continued employment is contingent on compliance with State of Texas Board of Nursing requirements for continuing license.

Working Conditions

  • Direct interaction with inmates
  • May require working under stressful conditions
  • Job duties may result in possible exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids

NOTE: *To qualify for this position, required experience, education and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use_* any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Experience obtained while on the military must also be included as part of your employment history on the application._


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Experience working in a correctional/jail facility clinic
  • Bilingual General Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a Law Enforcement Agency a thorough background investigation will be required prior to hire. If you reach the background investigation phase of the hiring process, you will be asked to provide documents listed below. To accelerate the hiring process, we recommend** **that you upload/attach copies of these documents with your application.

  • Birth Certificate (issued by government agency not hospital), Certificate of Naturalization or Permanent Residency Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License (front and back)
  • Proof of Education: Transcript (These could be unofficial, a sealed original will be required at the time of the background interview)
  • DD-214 Military Discharge form [if applicable] (copy of original Member -4 form)
  • Proof of Licensure by the State of Texas Board of Nursing


  • 40 hours per week
  • Including Weekends and Holidays
  • Overtime and varying duty hours as required


  • Downtown Houston

_Preference will be given to current Harris County Sheriff's Office employees that are deemed qualified_

Harris County Sheriff's Office employees are exposed to confidential and law enforcement sensitive information. A thorough background investigation is required to properly evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment. It is essential that you provide accurate information in all aspects of the process. The process will end for applicants who fail to provide truthful information.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Salary: $110,884.80 Annually

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Department: Sheriff's Office

Job Number: 02921

Closing: 5/31/2018 11:59 PM Central

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx