The University of Texas Medical Branch NP/PA - Internal Medicine/Palliative Care in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications Master's degree with NP certification. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. No experience required. JOB DESCRIPTION: The nurse practitioner functions as an advanced practitioner providing primary health care for a caseload of patients in the area of clinical specialization. Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Specific Job Related Duties

  • Coordinates the medical plan of care with the nursing plan of care
  • Secures and evaluates medical health and developmental history of the patient
  • Performs basic physical assessment using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion
  • Discriminates between normal, normal variations, and abnormal deviations by specific screening tests and refers patients with abnormal findings to appropriate members of the primary health care team
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings obtained by history, physical screening, behavioral assessments, and in collaboration with the designated physician, implements an appropriate management plan
  • Executes such diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as the physician may assign
  • Provides health maintenance and anticipatory guidance
  • Executes physician's orders in accordance with legal, ethical, and institutional standards
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed
  • Identifies community health resources and refers patients as necessary
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department
  • Prescribe & administer medications within defined scope of practice for inpatients and varied clinical settings
  • Perform history and physical examinations for inpatient and outpatient care settings
  • Order diagnostic studies and follow up on lab results in a timely manner. Initiate and expedite requests for consultation and schedule special exams and testing
  • Attend and participate in weekly Inter-professional Team meetings
  • Attend and participate in monthly Palliative Medicine Division meetings, ad hoc committee meetings, and other associated committee meetings as assigned
  • Counsel patients and families on Advanced Care Planning. Refer to social services, care managers, and specialists as needed
  • Provide care goals and “End of Life Counseling” with patients, families and multidisciplinary teams providing plan of care options
  • Assess appropriate admissions to General Inpatient (GIP) or Inpatient Hospice. Coordinate admissions with Agency Hospice services, as well as, provide follow-up, daily assessments, and any plan of care alterations
  • Collaborate with Home Health & Hospice agencies. Refer patients and families to Home Health or Hospice to meet particular needs
  • Work with residents, fellows, students, trainees, and learners as assigned. Participate in Hospice and Palliative care Student Organization (HPCO) to facilitate education and enhance training of Palliative care
  • Provide out of hospital phone call coverage, 24 hours per day on assigned call days (approximately 7 days per month)
  • Provide in patient rounding on Palliative and Hospice patients at UTMB locations on assigned call days (approximately every 5th weekend).

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Title: NP/PA - Internal Medicine/Palliative Care

Job ID: 60093

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED