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Full-Time, Days DHR Health POSITION SUMMARY: Primarily responsible to assess, evaluate and treat patients in the medical office setting, under the supervision and collaboration of a physician, by using advanced knowledge and skill to identify abnormal conditions, diagnose health problems, develop and implement treatment plans, evaluate patient outcomes, and collaborate with or refer to a physician in the medical practice for further care management. POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing with BSN or graduated with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited program. • Registered Nurse (RN) Texas license and Nurse Practitioner license or Physician Assistant License • Minimum Two (2) years experience as nurse practitioner or physician assistant with medical office practice preferred. • Excellent customer service skills. • Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. • Good written and verbal communication skills required. • Bilingual – English/Spanish. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a healthcare setting as a Nurse Practitioner or physician assistant • Experience in a supervisory position is strongly preferred. • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment. • Excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues. • Organizational skills are necessary • Good written and verbal communication skills required • Requires working with frequent interruptions. • Must project a professional image. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Primarily responsible to assess, evaluate and treat patients in the medical office setting, under the supervision and collaboration of a physician, by using advanced knowledge and skill to identify abnormal conditions, diagnose health problems, develop and implement treatment plans, evaluate patient outcomes, and collaborate with or refer to a physician in the medical practice for further care management. • Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. • Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. • Performs complete, accurate history and physical assessment/examination as appropriate for patient setting/type of visit and closes notes on a daily basis for all patients. • Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic tests and accurately, communicates results to patient, completes all documentation, adhering to compliance standards for documentation, coding/billing and collaborative supervision. Reports abnormal findings to collaborative/supervising physician. • Prescribes appropriate treatment, pharmacological agents and/or other non-pharmacological interventions. Completes simple and complex procedures independently. Reports adverse patient responses to collaborative/supervising physician. • Provides direct patient and family education regarding patient medical condition/disease process, treatment methodologies, outcomes management, wellness and prognosis. • Determines the effectiveness of patient care plans, treatment and interventions through reassessment and modifies as necessary to achieve patient health status goals. Reports significant plan changes to collaborative/supervising physician. • Responsible for communication with physician regarding variations from normal and evaluation of patient outcomes. Collaborates with physician and other members of health care team to provide individualized plan of care. Delegates care within scope of practice. • Participates in medical record, patient care, quality assurance, process improvement and compliance audits, evaluations and follow-up. • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in handling schedule coverage and service excellence. • Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job, effective operation of medical practice and access/delivery of care to patients as directed. • Other duties as required.