Texas Health Action is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
At Texas Health Action (THA), we are passionate about changing the face of healthcare in Austin by making biomedical interventions and services for sexual health and wellness accessible. We serve our patients with an amazing team of clinicians, staff and volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to see patients within a combination of weekday and weekend hours. We removed the primary barriers to healthcare, lack of health insurance and/or personal income, by accepting both insured and uninsured patients and by providing services at no cost to the patient. Read more about the clinic, initiatives and THA here: kindclinic.org and texashealthaction.org.
THA is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, at our Central Austin Clinic, to evaluate, plan, and provide care for patients in consultation with and under direct supervision of the attending Physician.
The ideal candidate for the NP/PA role maintains effective communication with patients, staff and physicians; provides patient care in a competent, professional and courteous manner; and keeps abreast of current research and incorporates relevant findings into specific areas of clinical practice.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs clinical procedures under direction of attending Physician and according to approved protocols
- Performs a wide range of activities, which include but not limited to: assessment, history & physical, recommendations for patient plan of care
- Monitors patient progress
- Maintains patient medical records according to established standards
- Maintains communication with the supervisory physician(s) and attending physician to review patient records and care plans on a routine basis
- Ability to collaborate with attending physicians, facility staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family
- Ability to work independently-Interacts as a team member with all levels of clinical staff
- Perform related duties and projects as assigned
- Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Effective verbal, written and electronic communication skills
- Outstanding organizational and time management skills
- Graduation from an accredited School of Physician Assistants or Nursing
- Unrestricted license to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas
- Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) registrations IIIV for the purpose of writing prescriptions
- Current (CPR) certification
- Willingness to work any shift as needed, including weekend and evenings, for coverage purposes
- Experience in community health settings
- Experience in ambulatory settings
- Experience in internal medicine, primary care, or infectious disease
- Familiarity and experience using a trauma-informed approach to working with individuals
- Experience and comfort in issues related to substance use, harm reduction, homelessness, mental health, gender care and LGBTQ communities
- Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
- Experience working with an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse work staff
- Ability to deal effectively with stress relating to the changing organizational, personnel, and healthcare environment