**VARIABLE SHIFTS (flexibility required to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays) **
To promote, provide, and maintain patient care under physician supervision and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
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 Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS) certified by theAmerican Heart Association based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers required.
One year relevant clinical experience required
Experience with tracheostomy care, airway clearance devices, ventilator management, gastrostomy tubes needed.
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
Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
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.
Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate and based on specialty and training.
Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families, and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
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.
Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care
Performs other duties as assigned.
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 thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code *51.215.