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Certified Physician Assistant (PRN) - Correctional Medicine

Company: University of North Texas
Location: Denton
Posted on: November 15, 2020

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UNT System Overview Welcome to the University of North Texas System , or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleCertified Physician Assistant (PRN) - Correctional MedicineDepartmentHSC-Correctional Medicine-350501Job LocationFort WorthFull Time/Part TimePart-TimePay RateSalary commensurate with experienceSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary This posting is for an hourly contract position and is non-benefits eligible.

This Certified Physician Assistant – PRN position will be located within the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) – Correctional Medicine Department (CMD). This position will report to CMD’s Clinical Operations Manager.

This contract position will responsible for providing Certified Physician Assistant Health Care Services for UNTHSC’s Comprehensive Medical Services contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). These services will be provided on-site and within the secure perimeter of a Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional facility in the Fort Worth area.

Position Summary This contract position will provide certified physician assistant services and will be scheduled on a PRN basis by UNTHSC’s Correctional Medicine Department to support the coverage needs of the designated Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Provide certified physician assistant services, including diagnostic and therapeutic medical care, to patients while under the guidance and supervision of a physician.

Services require knowledge of specific observation and examination procedures, and the ability to perform diagnostic and therapeutic tasks. Services do not include the full scope of interpretation of medical findings requiring the full professional background of the licensed physician.

Assist in the examination and observation of patients by performing such duties as taking case histories, conducting physical examinations, and ordering laboratory studies during hospital rounds and clinic visits.

Carry out special procedures, including giving injections or other medication, apply or change dressing, perform lumbar punctures, or suture minor lacerations, as directed by a physician.

Perform and/or assist with delegated clinical procedures, implement physician’s orders and record observations and evaluations of patient response in a timely and detail-oriented manner.

Reinforce patient teaching, as delegated by the physician, clearly documenting all patient responses in the patient record and providing updates in the patient record, accordingly.

Accept and document orders from the physician consistent with facility guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Clearly communicate, verbally and in writing, patient care activities and patient conditions to appropriate parties.

Delivers quality medical care while minimizing the risk of infection, contamination, harm, or injury to the patient.

Participate in the quality and performance improvement process, as requested, within the assigned health care facility.

All other duties as assigned within the scope of their Certified Physician Assistant licensure to support the clinical needs of the assigned Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Certified physician assistant licensed in the State of Texas.

Graduated from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

Successfully completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.

Unrestricted license and clean disciplinary record (no disciplinary action ever on any state license).

Pass and comply with the security clearance process at the designated Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

Maintain and update skills and knowledge related to the designated correctional environment.

Candidates must also demonstrate they have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Skill in making diagnoses selecting and providing appropriate treatment for medical or surgical emergencies (life or death or severe injury), as indicated until emergency assistance arrives.

Ability to assess a patient’s condition and to initiate appropriate treatment.

Knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat disease and illness, to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature, and drug interactions of medications.

Ability to interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans.

Ability to deal effectively with patients.

Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Registered Nurses with at least two years of demonstrated RN experience in an outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting.

Required License / Registration / Certification Certified physician assistant licensed in the State of Texas

Work Schedule No Response

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical RequirementsNone of these ListedPosting NumberH004PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants This posting is for an hourly contract position and is non-benefits eligible.

Multiple positions are available.

Please do not apply to this posting. Interested candidates should submit an updated resume to kristi.wright@unthsc.edu and stephen.robertson@unthsc.edu

Please include updated contact information including cell phone number and e-mail address.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/32490 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Did you submit an updated CV or resume', updated contact information including cell phone number and e-mail address to kristi.wright@unthsc.edu and stephen.robertson@unthsc.edu? Yes

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