Advanced Practice Provider (APRN/PA) / Inpatient Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

The Advanced Practice Provider in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition is responsible for the performance of increasingly independent and complex tasks under the guidance of the attending physician, in addition to duties of a more routine and standardized nature. Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under Physician supervision. Impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the disease process.

Shift: Monday - Friday (8am - 5pm)

Division: Internal Medicine

Reports directly to: Faculty Advisor and Mid-Level Manager Supervisor

The Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition department consists of gastroenterologists, laboratory-based scientists and other colleagues working together to provide the highest level of care for patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders including preneoplastic and malignant conditions. The patient population consists of patients at risk for, or diagnosed with gastrointestinal malignancies (i.e., esophageal, gastric, colorectal, anal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers). Special programs are established for diagnosis and management of individuals with hereditary colon cancers and for diagnosis of primary tumors of unknown origin.

Gastroenterologists provide consultations, endoscopic screening for at-risk groups (adenomotous polyps, Barrett's esophagus), diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and hepatology services. Endoscopic procedures are available for diagnostic, therapeutic and research uses and include endoscopic ultrasound, laser therapy, polypectomy, liver biopsy and dilation. Chemoprevention studies, studies of familial cancer and mechanisms of tumor progression and metastasis are major research interests of the department.

The Advanced Practice Provider provides direct quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment plans, age group, development and other identified needs, and continuously evaluates outcomes. Promotes and maintains the health of the client across the health care continuum. Conducts comprehensive assessments, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, clergy, etc., to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols, and clinical pathways. Performs procedures, prescribes treatment and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements. Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources. Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice.

EDUCATION:

Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred: At least one year of experience in Advanced Practice Provider role.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION:

Required:

Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

Preferred:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 145388
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Remote Work: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000
  • Science Jobs: No