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NURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Primary Care

Company: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

NURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (UT Health RGV Multispecialty - Harlingen and Space X)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 direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of all 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

NA

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:

None.

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. Multiple location position to include Space X Clinic temporarily.

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 Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensureate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 03/04/2024 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

Keywords: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg , NURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Primary Care, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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