Advanced Practice Provider (Orthopaedics)

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Job Description

Extended Job Title
Advanced Practice Provider (Orthopaedics)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

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

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Responds to initial consult requests from University Medical Center's (UMC) emergency room, patient care floors, and intensive care units. Provides initial "orthopaedic focused" assessment of patient and communicates directly with attending and resident physicians as to finding and recommending treatment plan(s) of action. Will conduct hospital rounds, write orders. Formulate and implement a treatment or therapeutic plan. Works in collaboration with U.M.C. based patient care unit's. Works in cooperation with orthopaedic attending and resident physician teams in ordering and performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that aid in diagnosing medical and surgical problems while prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality driven patient care; documents all normal and any abnormal data for review by physicians. Performs procedures such as but not limited to, digital blocks, regional anesthesia, and minimum outpatient surgical procedures such as but not limited to; tendon repair, wound closure, wound management, wound debridement, incision and drainage, needle biopsy, percutaneous pinning fractures, k-wire removal and hardware removal. Orders and schedules laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to joint and bursa aspirations, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injections of joints, tendons, trigger points and bursa, as well as brace, cast and splint applications. Completes required billing related documentation for his/her service according to M.P.I.P. regulations, state laws, while providing necessary documentation to substantiate all submitted claims. Documents all prescription per policy. This clinician will routinely order, prescribe, dispense, and administer medication, orthosis, orthotics, braces and other orthopaedic devices as may be allowed by state legislation. Provides coordination of post discharge medical care. Works under the direction of the supervising physicians and in cooperation with U.M.C. based staff and clinicians providers to improve upon unit specific and or hospital wide patient and family satisfaction scores. Ensures continued compliance with clinical and operational standards. Current RN license in the State of Texas. Four to five years experience as Registered Nurse with relevant past experience in an operating room, surgical or orthopedic specific patient care environment. Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (auditing of) Advanced Trauma Life Support courses. Current experience and certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. Previous "hand on" experience in application and manipulation of casting materials and splinting devices.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two to four years experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner working in a busy multi specialty orthopaedic group practice
  • Five to eight years experience as Registered Nurse with relevant experience in a peri-operative/operating room environment, surgical or orthopaedic patient care units
  • Certification, knowledge and hands on experience as an orthopaedic cast & splinting technician
  • Current certification and two years "hands on" experience as a "first assistant" in a busy hospital based operating room environment
  • Two years experience as and Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner assigned to the "Trauma Response Team" in an A.C.S. verified Level I Trauma Center

HSC - El Paso

Orthopaedics Elp

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV, Transcript

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
Health Care Professional

Occasional Duties
  • Participates in teaching and mentoring of medical students and resident physicians in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical settings and patient specific needs. Participates in basic science and clinical \\ patient focused research projects conducted by supervising physician; prepares statistical reports and analyses data outcomes setting forth progress, adverse trends while developing appropriate recommendations or conclusions
  • Provides support and assistance to attending level orthopaedic surgeons for identified elective operative \\ surgical procedures in University Medical Centers Operating Rooms. May performs role of "First Assistant" to attending level surgeons (as required) when (W.B.A.M.C.) resident physicians are unavailable to staff surgical cases. Assist in surgery will include but not limited to first assist, deep and superficial tissue closures, application of appliances and any other action delegated by the surgeon. Will be responsible for completing all pre and or post operative requirements (H&P exams , pre operative clearance(s), patient consents, operative consents, work ups , discharge plans\\ orders and education/instructions


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 applicants 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
  • 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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