John Peter Smith Health Network

Clinical Decision Unit – Nocturnist Advanced Practice Provider

Service Line: Observation Medicine

Location: Fort Worth, Texas  |  CDU Annual Volume: 9,000

Position: Full-time w/ benefits

Status: Employee


JPS Hospital is a teaching/county facility. It serves as the only level 1 Trauma Center for Tarrant County and a comprehensive level 1 Stroke Center, which encompasses a population of approximately 2.5 million surrounding a 200-mile radius area.

JPS Health Network

1500 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Emergency Department

  • Capacity: 
    • CDU Beds: 32
  • Shift Coverage: 
    • APP:  
      • 12-hour shift – 7p – 7a
      • CDU is open 7 days a week
      • 24 hours of coverage daily with physician oversight
  • Documentation:  
    • EPIC
  • Duties:
    • Admit, manage, and discharge patients from the CDU/Observation Unit from many common diagnoses including chest pain, COPD, CHF, cellulitis, asthma, dehydration, PNA, etc.
    • Manage various off-protocol admissions, utilizing both ED and in-patient management for all patients as appropriate. 

Required Qualifications

  • Must have practice experience in ICU, Hospitalist, or Emergency Medicine, post-graduation.
  • Board-certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with an active license to practice in Texas.
  • DEA certification
  • Clean Background
  • Clean Malpractice History


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with safe harbor company match, $2,500 CME/Business Expense Reimbursement 
  • Occurrence-based malpractice coverage 


Offering both big-city excitement and quiet suburban living, the Fort Worth metropolitan area has an interesting mix of Texas pride and cosmopolitan attractions. Fort Worth possesses numerous cultural and entertainment attractions, including the nationally-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, a world-class museum district, the Bass Performance Hall, the Historic Stockyards District, Sundance Square, and the Texas Motor Speedway.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Bullard, Recruiter | (c) 214.794.9065 | (p) 469.420.5503