University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Nurse Practitioner in San Antonio, Texas

Required Qualifications

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner who holds a current national certification and a current Texas state license.

Job Description

To provide patient care in a hospital and/or clinic/clinical setting under the supervision of a neurosurgeon.

Job Duties

Job Duty

Assists a Specialist Physician in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients by performing a variety of medical or surgical tasks. Obtains complete medical history from patients, performs physical exams, organizes and presents physical data, together with evaluation and recommendations, to allow the Physician to visualize the problem and determine appropriate diagnostic procedures. Supervising Physician will countersign on all admitting histories and physical exams.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty

Assess routine neurological consultations and inform attending physician of findings. Provide routine neurosurgical care for neurosurgical outpatients, inpatients, and post-ops. Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventative care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty

Makes daily rounds to observe and record each patient’s medical progress, updating and summarizing medical records, changing orders when appropriate, and notifying the responsible physician of significant changes in the patient’s condition. Produces discharge summaries and notes on procedures performed for which the advanced practice provider is responsible.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty

As appropriate for scope of practice and experience, perform ventriculostomies, place lumbar subarachnoid drains, place ICP monitors, set up and adjust cervical traction, act as first or second surgical assistant.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty

Perform other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 20

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Salary: Competitive

Career Family: Clinical Programs & Services

Job Title: Professional Nurse Practitioner

Work Location: Main Campus (7703 Floyd Curl Drive)

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Work Schedule: Includes shift work – include nights and weekends

Number of hours per week: 50

Is this position required to drive a UT vehicle?: No

Combination of Relevant Education and Experience accepted: No

Requisition Number: 20162815

Type of Recruitment: Open Recruitment (open to UTHSCSA and non-UTHSCSA employees)

Security Sensitive Statement: All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.