The Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in the comprehensive management of neurological conditions. Our vibrant department comprises more than 75 full-time faculty in 12 subspecialty sections, supporting a spectrum of complex and innovative approaches to neurological care, a broad range of novel research programs, and a panoply of educational opportunities for trainees. The department offers access to the latest innovative treatments in one of the most rapidly advancing fields of medicine and features an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Level-4 NEAC Epilepsy Center. Through collaborations with the O’Donnell Brain Institute, the department is building state-of-the art facilities for drug and device testing and bringing current and new faculty together for collaborative research on brain disease therapy.
The Department of Neurology is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider (PA or NP) to join the Vascular Neurology section. This position will help to support the Inpatient Neurology Stroke Service. Specific job responsibilities will include, pre-rounding on patients; attending rehab rounds/Stroke rounds; writing progress notes; discharging patients; ensuring the plans of care are followed through on all patients (not just your own); collaborating with the Stroke Program Manager to ensure residents, fellows and nursing documentation meet CSC certification standards; and responding to all hospital code strokes and consults (as needed). Some weekend coverage will be required.
Experience and Education
• Graduate of a Master's degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.
• Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required.
• Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Current applicable American Heart Association Life Support certification(s) based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.
• One year relevant clinical experience preferred
1. Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
2. Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.
3. Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate and based on specialty and training.
4. Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families, and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
5. Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives and/or clinical research protocols through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.
6. Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of Position
• Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
• Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
• Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
• Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Vice President for Human Resources Administration, or his/her designee.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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