Nurse Practitioner
Texas Tech University - El Paso, TX

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Provides primary care as part of a health care team in an ambulatory setting in a particular discipline. Provides patient education and counseling as well as physical assessment. May participate in teaching programs for students and other student residents. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact with patients, families, and other clinic personnel and outside professionals. Some positions in the classification require travel to outreach clinics and home visits, and participation in educational efforts and special programs that occur outside of normal working hours.

Major/Essential Functions
-Elicits records and interprets a complete health history including all obstetrical, past medical, family and psycho-social aspects.
-Performs a complete newborn physical examination, assessment of gestational age, and distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings.
-Orders tests and procedures as necessary.
-Writes admissions, discharges and medication orders with co-signatures.
-Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as necessary.
-Formulates care plan of care based on physical exam or other data and implements plan.
-Consults with attending or resident physicians prior to initiation of major procedure or plan.
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Qualifications:
-Active unrestricted certification of Pediatric or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner issued by the National Certification Corporation ( NNCC ).
-Active or eligible for license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Texas Board of Nursing and APN status designation as a Pediatric or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
-Eligible for Delegated Prescriptive Authorization through the Texas Board of Nursing.
-Active enrollment in NCC Certification Maintenance Program.
-Certified in NRP

Occasional Duties

Qualifications
Education:
Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program.
License/Certification:
Current RN license in the State of Texas or have the ability to transfer your license to Texas. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the appropriate nursing specialty from an approved certification program as recognized by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. Recognition by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners as an Advance Practitioner.

Preferred Qualifications
Bilingual competence in English and Spanish

Security Sensitive?
Yes

Security Level (TTU only)

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?
No

Pay Basis
Monthly (Exempt)

Job Type
Full Time

Campus/Unit
Texas Tech University HSC - El Paso

Work Location
El Paso

Zip Code
79905

Job Open Date
03/06/2013

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary Grade

Hourly Pay Range
0 - 0

Monthly Pay Range
0 - 0

Internal Candidates Only?
No

Internal Cand Open Date

Internal Cand Closing Date

EEO Statement:
The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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http://jobs.texastech.edu: 80/postings/52076

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