Job Description

Extended Job Title
Physician Extender

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this position are responsible for augmenting a supervising physician's data gathering abilities to reach decisions and institute patient care plans. Provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of a Physician.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions

This mid-level provider is a member of the orthopaedic surgery healthcare team that practices under the direct (and medical license) of the attending level orthopaedic surgeon(s).  The clinician works in collaboration with the orthopaedic resident physician team and hospital based nursing and ancillary support staff in the medical management and efficient thru put of both the inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic patient population.  The typical duties for the clinician will include (but not limited to) performing history & physical exams, collection of documentation of data, completion of admission and discharge orders, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies, performs professional consultations (both in the inpatient as well as outpatient environments), prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, while consistently interacting with patients and known family members.  The certified nurse practitioner/physician assistant will bill for his/her services according to medical practice plan guidelines, state and federal regulations, while providing all necessary documentation to substantiate all claims.

Position Specific qualifications:  Current RN license in the state of Texas.  Four to five years experience as Registered Nurse with the relevant past experience in an operating room, surgical or orthopaedic specific patient care environment.  Current certification in Advance Cardiac Life Support (auditing of) Advance Trauma Life Support Courses.  Current experience and certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant or Family Practitioner.  Previous "hands on" experience in application and manipulation of casting materials and splinting devices.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
typically 7am - 7pm, based on patient needs

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:  Two to four years as an Adult Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant working in a busy multi-specialty orthopaedic group practice.  Five to eight years experience as a Registered Nurse with relevant experience in a perioperative / operating room environment, surgical orthopaedic patient care units.  Certification, knowledge and hands on experience as an orthopaedic cast & splinting technician.  Current certification and two years "hands on" experience as a "first assistant" in a busy hospital based operating room environment.  Two years experience as an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant assigned to the "Trauma Response Team" in an A.C.S. verified Level I Trauma Center.

HSC - El Paso

Orthopaedics Elp

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

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EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ * Graduation from a Physician Assistant's training program approved by the Council on Allied Health Education Accreditation of the American Medical Association. +License/Certification:+ * Current Physician Assistant license in the State of Texas or ability to transfer license to Texas. * Certification as a Physician Assistant as evidenced by passing the examinations given by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

+Education:+ * Graduation from an accredited school of nursing as a nurse practitioner from an approved certification program recognized by Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners.
+License/Certification:+ * Current R.N. license as approved by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners or ability to transfer license to Texas. * Certification as a Nurse Practitioner from an approved certification program as recognized by Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners or ability to transfer certification to Texas.

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