Job Description

Extended Job Title
Physician Extender

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
545202 - Psychiatry Ode General

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
15119BR

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
* Provides patient mental health services under direct supervision and responsibility of a Psychiatrist. * Elicits detailed patient histories. * Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. * Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal. * Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections on occasion, and managing patient medications. * 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.

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
5298.75

Pay Basis
Monthly

Work Location
Midland

Campus
HSC - Permian Basin

Department
Psychiatry Ode General

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
Day

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.


Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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