• Position
    Advance Practice Provider - Full Time Requisition #: 20161820
  • Location
    Medical Arts & Research Center
  • 8300 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Posted Date
    July 25, 2016
  • Closing Date
    OPEN

OVERVIEW:


This position serves as an advanced practice provider working under the direction of faculty physicians to provide comprehensive care to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune-related disorders. 


Provider patient care services in the outpatient setting including consultation, evaluation, education, treatment, and support. Obtain patients’ medical history and perform neurologic examinations. Order diagnostic studies and interpret study results. Diagnose health and medical conditions related to MS by reviewing all available health information and applying advanced clinical decision-marking. Manage acute patient care issues by developing individualized plans of care and prescribing disease-modifying therapies. Promote health by ordering screenings, prescribing preventative therapies, and counseling patients.


Educate patients, their families, and the community about multiple sclerosis, strategies for managing crises, and the importance of adhering to therapy and plans of care. Provide ongoing support and guidance to patients and their families throughout the disease process in order to enhance quality of life, improve self-esteem, and provide hope.


Maintain knowledge of community resources, government services, insurance reimbursement practices, and support groups. Serve as advocate for patients in dealings with healthcare providers and the community.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
• All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.
• We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Required Qualification: 
• Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner who holds a current national certification and current Texas state.  


Preferred Qualification: 
• Previous experience caring for patients with neurological disorders preferred. Prefer bilingual individual with the ability to speak, read, and write Spanish.


Interested?
Please click on this link to apply: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/login


Please direct any interested applicants to Requisition Number 20161820 or contact Jasmine Barrera for further information: barreraj3@uthscsa.edu