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Physician Assistant-Spine

Dallas, TX

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Experience and Education ________________________________________ EDUCATION: • Graduate of a Master's degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: • Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required. • Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Current applicable American Heart Association Life Support certification(s) based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers. EXPERIENCE: • One year relevant clinical experience preferred Job Duties ________________________________________ 1. Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status. 2. Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results. 3. Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate and based on specialty and training. 4. Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families, and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures. 5. Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives and/or clinical research protocols through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance. 6. Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care 7. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of Position ______________________________________________________________________ • Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment. • Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills. • Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols. • Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care Working Conditions ______________________________________________________________________ Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Vice President for Human Resources Administration, or his/her designee. Security ________________________________________ This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


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