Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

School of Nursing

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .”

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five schools and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Texas A&M School of Nursing is looking for an Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner to serve as a member of the School of Nursing Clinical and Outreach Affairs team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at Texas A&M University may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place

Job Description Summary

Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner, under the direction of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Outreach Affairs in the School of Nursing, provides primary health care to patients at various clinical sites as assigned.  The Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner acts in accordance with relevant licensing boards and local, State and Federal laws regulating Nurse Practitioners. The Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs - Nurse Practitioner is responsible for quality, functional excellence and operations of the School of Nursing strategic plan goals related to clinical practice. This position provides leadership and management for nursing and business operations related to clinical practice. The role includes clinical practice within the School of Nursing portfolio.

This is a full-time position that is funded from grant and/or contract funding which is renewed under the provisions of the grant or the contract. This position, therefore, is contingent upon continuation of funding of these grants and/or contracts and satisfactory job performance.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

Successful completion of an approved advanced practice nursing educational program at or beyond the master’s degree level.

Preferred Education:

Doctoral degree in Nursing and board certification as a nurse practitioner.

Preferred Experience:

Five years clinical experience of which includes three years as a Nurse Practitioner. Supervisory experience strongly preferred. Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Eligible to be licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) in the State of Texas; candidate must be licensed prior to start date. Licensure must be maintained for continued employment.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner, American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • American Heart Association Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration within 6 months of hire

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ICD 10 and CPT billing and coding principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records software.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles; engages the recipient(s) and helps them understand and retain the message
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization
  • Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in the workplace

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides primary health care to patients, which includes medical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications or treatments, counseling or education regarding health maintenance and disease/injury prevention, and promotion of health lifestyles.
  • Recognizes the need for consultation and/or referral for illness/injury outside the scope of practice/expertise for an advanced nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
  • Performs safe, quality patient care within the scope of practice of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
  • Acts in accordance with all relevant licensing boards, local, state and federal laws regulating nurse practitioners or physician assistants.
  • Meets or exceeds threshold goals for practice metrics.
  • Completes legible, accurate, and appropriate documentation of patients’ encounters in medical records in a timely manner.
  • Performs safe, quality patient care within the scope of practice of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
  • Acts in accordance with all relevant licensing boards, local, state and federal laws regulating nurse practitioners or physician assistants.
  • Plans and organizes day-to-day clinical operations, schedule and activities.
  • Assesses the need for clinical staff development programs, and assists with development, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Performs management responsibilities of recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, supervision, retention, and evaluation of clinical practice employees. Provides continuous employee assessment, development and mentoring.
  • Provides leadership and communication to maintain a competent and engaged clinical practice team by conducting regular team meetings to review policies and procedures and operational matters, rounding on all employees at designated intervals and as required, completing performance appraisals, conducting new hire feedback sessions, coaching/corrective counseling, and providing recognition/commendations to achieve desired outcomes. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • Facilitates the promotion of teamwork within and between practice sites; participates and/or leads and facilitates clinical site process improvements as needed. Establishes and maintains open communication channels with other health professionals and team members. Responds to employee, patient and physician concerns, taking appropriate action and channeling concerns according to appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures a safe and effective working environment; monitors and/or revises safety plan and/or any specific accreditation/regulatory required safety guidelines, including infection control principles. Monitors and confirms staff maintain their required credentials that demonstrate competency per accrediting agency or department guidelines as applicable.
  • Uses and optimizes information systems to enhance operations.
  • Integrates, modifies, and contributes to professional practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols by overseeing clinical projects and interprofessional team activities.
  • Monitors self and employee compliance to policies, procedures, and System HR Standards of Practice and performs associated actions upon non-compliance.
  • Assists in the development of clinical practice budgets and audits expenses within approved budget parameters, ensuring that practice initiatives meets the budgeted/ revenue and/or expense.
  • Serves on committees, participates in accreditation processes, assists with in-service education, and assists in preparation of educational materials and other activities supportive of the mission of School of Nursing’s clinical practice plan.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants:  Applications received by College of Nursing must have all job application data entered and  must include the following attachments: resume, cover letter and list of references. Failure to provide all job application data and attachments could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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