Job Title: Nurse Practitioner - Dept. of Surgery/General Surgery
Job ID: 32392
Business Unit: SOMED
Full/Part Time: Full-Time (40 hours)
Master's degree with NP certification. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. No experience required.
The nurse practitioner functions as an advanced practitioner providing primary health care for a caseload of patients in the area of clinical specialization.
Department Marketing Statement
The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is looking for a full-time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to work with the Attending Surgeons in direct patient care as well as some clinical research. Duties include but are not limited to, serving as a patient navigator, examining and assessing new and established surgical patients; ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; and serving as a liaison between the surgical service, the medical services and the radiology and radiation oncology services and developing, implementing, and monitoring clinical pathways. The NP/PA will be responsible for patient navigation, patient/family teaching, discharge planning, outpatient follow-ups, and obtaining appropriate ancillary services for the care of surgical patients. The scope of practice will be broad and will include exposure to the inpatient floor and outpatient settings.
From $76,400 To $109,825 Annually
This position is a BAND CODE: PC23
Specific Job Related Duties
- Primary responsibilities include developing, implementing, and monitoring critical pathways for surgical patients and to assist with faculty's clinic and patient issues. Duties include, but not limited to:
- Monitor the already existing critical pathways including the colorectal pathway, pancreas pathway, and cholecystectomy pathway.
- Adapt the existing pathways as we evaluate outcomes and problems with the pathways.
- Collect data on all pathway patients and develop databases and reports based on these data.
- Present the data to Surgery Clinical Leadership. Develop and implement new critical pathways including NSQIP procedure specific modules.
- Develop preoperative instructions/expectations, discharge instructions, and Smart Sets/Texts for the EPIC EMR.
- Call all pathway patients in the first 48 hours after discharge and as needed in follow-up.
- Monitor readmissions and complications in pathway patients.
- Round on patients on the pathway with the team or individually and touch base with the faculty daily.
- Coordinate pre- and postoperative care of pathway patients including follow-up appointments, consults, etc.
- Notify the respective residents/faculty when the pathways are not being followed.
- Attend faculty's weekly clinic in Friendswood.
- Assist faculty and support staff with patient care issues outside the pathway patients as needed.
- Performs related duties as required.
Prior Nurse Practitioner experience preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish desirable
Experience and competency with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The University of Texas Medical Branch - 23 months ago