NURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (Knapp Hospitalist)

Location
Weslaco, TX
Posted
Oct 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV3919Working TitleNURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (Knapp Hospitalist)Number of VacanciesMultipleLocationWeslaco, TexasDepartmentSchool of Medicine / Clinical AffairsFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

Nurse Practitioner:
Works under moderate supervision of a physician to provide advanced practice nursing care and treatment within primary care and/or board recognized specialization.

Physician Assistant:
To provide primary health care services in a clinical setting under the supervision and direction of a primary care physician in one of the following areas: adult health and/or adolescent health. Responsible for the performance of tasks of a standardized nature which are complex and require considerable experience of specialized training, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.

Description of Duties

Nurse Practitioner:
• Provides outpatient and/or inpatient evaluation and treatment of well care, illness and injuries.
• Performs laboratory review and modifies treatment plan as indicated by laboratory findings.
• Obtains and records complete medical history.
• Assesses patient database and identifies biopsychosocial needs and make appropriate referrals.
• Performs routine and specialized physical examinations according to departmental protocols.
• Prescribes medications and other treatments within the APRN scope of practice.
• Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis.
• Orders and interprets diagnostic and laboratory studies.
• Develops and establishes treatment plan and participates in interprofessional care.
• Follows up and evaluates client status.
• Maintains accurate, legible, and confidential records.
• Participates in quality and safety organizational programs and reviews.
• Counsels and educates patients regarding health maintenance and disease prevention.
• Initiates, designs, and presents educational programs for patients, clinic staff and other audiences.
• Performs related duties as required.

Physician Assistant:
• Assess, plans, and provides patient care under the supervision of a physician.

• Performs pertinent physical examinations.

• Obtains and records complete medical history.

• Performs routine and specialized physical examinations with assessment of normal and abnormal findings.

• Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis.

• Orders and interprets diagnostic and laboratory studies.

• Develops and establishes treatment plan in accordance with established protocols of the direction of the supervising physician.

• Follows up and evaluates client status.

• Maintains accurate, legible, and confidential records.

• Participates in quality assurance reviews.

• Counsels and educates patients regarding health maintenance and disease prevention.

• Initiates, designs, and presents educational programs for patients, clinic staff and other audiences.

• Assists in public/campus awareness of Student Health Services.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Nurse Practitioner:
Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.

Physician Assistant:
Master’s degree from an accredited university in a recognized field of science or an accredited education program for physician assistants.

Preferred Education

N/A

Licenses/Certifications

Nurse Practitioner:
Current RN licensure from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners and approval from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners to practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Physician Assistant:
Current PA licensure from the Texas State Board of Physician Assistants; Current Certification from NCCPA.

Required Experience

Nurse Practitioner:
One (1) year of experience in inpatient or outpatient nursing.

Physician Assistant:
• None, or
• One (1) year of experience as a Physician Assistant in one of the following areas: adult health, adolescent health, or obstetrics and gynecology with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Experience

Nurse Practitioner:
Experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner.

Physician Assistant:
Experience as a Physician Assistant in one of the following areas: adult health, adolescent health, or obstetrics and gynecology

Equipment

Nurse Practitioner:
Use of standard office equipment. Use of medical equipment as required.

Physician Assistant:
Standard medical and surgical instruments and equipment. Personal computer and standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Ambulatory care clinic / health care facility conditions with possible medical or psychiatric emergencies. Exposure to all common diseases. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. May require some travel.

Other

Nurse Practitioner:
None.

Physician Assistant:
Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general medicine and of the principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans.

Physical Capabilities

N/A

Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date05/15/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21169Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  3. State Licensure
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Additional Document
  15. NCCPA Certification

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