The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Associate Provider - Associate Provider, Musculoskeletal Institute

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-06-01-0652
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Support the Musculoskeletal Institute in providing clinical care to patients receiving operative and non-operative care for musculoskeletal conditions. This position will include a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions

Provide inpatient and outpatient care to patients seeking diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, under the supervision of licensed physicians. Provide quality care, conduct diagnostic testing, and administer appropriate treatments by following evidence-based care pathways. Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team (including physicians, nutritionist, physical therapist, etc.) to develop and coordinate comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plans for patients. Counsel patients on clinical issues and treatment plans including non-operative and operative interventions. Develop strong working relationships with referring providers and keep them informed about patient treatment plans and progress, as appropriate. Participate in ongoing quality assurance audits and provide real-time feedback to improve patient care. Develop and deliver patient education materials related to non-operative and operative treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions. Use available tools to track patient progress and coordinate care across the care continuum. Coordinate with social workers, case managers, care coordinators, and other staff to help address non-clinical needs of patients. Educate associate providers, medical students, orthopaedic residents, fellows, and faculty through grand rounds presentations, multidisciplinary case presentations, and/or one-on-one clinical mentorship. Participate in the critical evaluation of patient care to help ensure that the program continues to improve and evolve the care pathways as appropriate. Participate in continuing clinical education to ensure knowledge and skills are up to date and relevant.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Currently licensed and certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant. Graduate of licensed and accredited nursing or physician assistant school. Bachelor's degree. At least three (3) years of experience in busy surgical, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or other related outpatient clinical practice. Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, problem solving ability and strong critical thinking skills. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal, or urgent situations. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and patients. Must be comfortable and flexible with changing priorities and self-directed problem solving. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Current Texas Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant license and certification in good standing. Five (5) or more years of experience in a busy surgical, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or other related outpatient clinical practice. Working knowledge of and/or experience with Value-Based Healthcare Delivery models. Experience delivering care through a multidisciplinary team. Proficiency using Athena electronic medical records. Experience tracking, measuring, and using patient reported outcomes in developing treatment plans for patients. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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