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Number of Vacancies
multiple

Location
Rio Grande Valley

Department
School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs

FTE
1.0

FLSA
Exempt

Scope 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:

  • 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:
None.

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 Category
Full-Time

Minimum Salary
Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary
Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date
09/05/2023

Grant Funded Position
No

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Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

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 do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected].

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 VP of HR & Talent Development .

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