TRAVIS COUNTY Physician Assistant Nurse Practioner in DEL VALLE, Texas

JOB SUMMARY: Under clinical supervision of a physician and general supervision of an administrative manager, provides direct healthcare to patients in a clinical setting. Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops plans to meet those needs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct healthcare to patients, including performing physical assessment of patients using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion. Orders and/or performs laboratory studies, interprets studies and reports normal and abnormal findings to a physician after specified screening procedures. Designs medical treatment plans for multiple patients. Routinely responsible for suturing lacerations, incising and draining infections, and performing x-rays to determine infections or fractures. Secures and evaluates complete medical histories of patients. Refers patients with abnormal findings to appropriate medical/psychological specialists for care. Provides healthcare within the scope of practice. Consults with clinical and administrative staff about patient health care issues. Maintains inventory and security control of medical supplies, including drugs. Fills and dispenses medicines within the scope of practice and supervises self-administration as necessary and appropriate. Provides counseling on health maintenance of chronic diseases, nutrition, family planning, general health care, preventable illnesses, cancer and minor accidents. Plans, promotes, demonstrates, recommends and coordinates high standards of patient care practice. Manages patient and daily care programs in general health or in area of specialty. Introduces innovations in patient care and health programs. Answers medical questions from staff, patient's relatives and others as appropriate. Reads medical journals and attends seminars to stay current on medical practices. May direct subordinate members of the health care team in the delivery of healthcare. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience: If Physician Assistant: Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program AND one (1) year of Physician Assistant experience. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of Texas. Current Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA). Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification. If Nurse Practitioner: Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program AND one (1) year of Nurse Practitioner experience. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Current license to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Current Nurse Practitioner (NP) Certification. Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER INFORMATION: Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 35-100 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to contact with communicable diseases, radiation, hazardous waste, human fecal matter and foul odors. This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position. Work Hours: Hours Vary. Position requires on-call hours as needed. Works some holidays, nights and weekends. Department: Sheriff Drug and Alcohol Test Required. Criminal, Credit, Driving, Education and Emp