Job Description

Extended Job Title
Advanced Practice Provider - Mental Health

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

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
15180BR

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
Provides patient services under direct supervision and responsibility of Physician and or Mental Health Clinical Program Director.  Provides health care to mentally ill offenders, properly documents findings and plan in the medical record in a timely fashion, according to TDCJ and TTUHSC policy; completes other required paperwork associated with care at primary units.

Orders medical tests/examinations in accordance with Texas Department of Criminal Justice and TTUHSC Correctional Managed Health Care protocol and contract provisions.

Provides patient services under direct supervision and responsibility of Physician and or Mental Health Clinical Program Director.

Elicits detailed patient histories.

Orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.

Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.

Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.

May render emergency medical service without supervision, pending the arrival of a responsible physician, in cases where immediate diagnosis and treatment are necessary to avoid disability or death.

Provides mental health care, documents charts, and completes other paperwork associated with care.

Takes in-house call and regional evening and weekend call on a rotation basis.
Under supervision of the Mental Health Clinical Program Director examines offender/patients to determine general mental health and prescribes treatment in conjunction with treatment teams' input.

Under supervision of the Mental Health Clinical Program Director inspects, completes, and analyzes records, assigns, reviews and updates classification, completes admission notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries and makes rounds on patients admitted.

Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.

 

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
Negotiable Commensurate Upon Qualifications

Pay Basis
Monthly

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Mental Health experience preferred.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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.

Job Group
Professionals

Shift
Other

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Graduation from a Physician Assistant's training program approved by the Council on Allied Health Education Accreditation of the American Medical Association; OR passed the examinations given by the National Commission on the certification of Physician Assistants. 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 OR graduation from an accredited school of nursing as a nurse practitioner from an approved certification program recognized by Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners.

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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