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Advanced Practice Provider, Oncology Clinic, UT Health Austin

companyThe University of Texas at Austin
locationProvo, UT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Posting Title:
Advanced Practice Provider, Oncology Clinic, UT Health Austin
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Hiring Department:
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
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Position Open To:
All Applicants
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Weekly Scheduled Hours:
40
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FLSA Status:
Exempt
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Earliest Start Date:
Immediately
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Position Duration:
Expected to Continue
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Location:
UT MAIN CAMPUS
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Job Details:

Purpose

This position is responsible for providing Oncology services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients in the outpatient setting. The APP will work closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. APPs will assist with research, quality improvement projects in the clinic including maintaining database and follow-up with patients.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct patient evaluations and appropriately triage specialty care as needed. Provide quality care and conduct diagnostic testing for patients by following evidence-based clinical care pathways. Assesses/respects patient values and preferences regarding care decisions, level of involvement in decision making and care planning, and engagement of family/caregivers in decision making and planning. Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of education to patient, requesting permissions, and communication style. Provides care that is patient and family-centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for promotion of health and vitality, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan
  • Participate in ongoing quality assurance audits and provide real-time feedback to improve patient care. Collaboratively contribute to the team to maximize performance, quality, patient satisfaction, and employee engagement. Contribute to and participate in performance improvement activities as needed.
  • Servers as an advocate for patients and family/caregivers in navigating the health care system as needed. Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the SWAT team. Promotes mutual respect and trust working within a team-based model.
  • Support and participate in research initiatives within the clinic. Uses evidence-based medicine to systematically analyze and improve care that is both patient and family-centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for promotion of health and vitality, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan practices.
  • New responsibilities may be assigned depending on clinical needs, after discussions with the APPs within their regulatory scope. APP may be asked to manage clinical work flow and delegate appropriately to RN and MA staff.

Required Qualifications

Currently licensed and certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant and in good standing. Graduate of licensed and accredited nursing or physician assistant's school. National Board Certification required. Current CPR certification. At least two (2) years of experience in an oncology clinical practice. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal, or urgent situations. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and patients. Must be comfortable and flexible with changing priorities and self-directed problem solving.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Nursing, science or equivalent degree and five (5) or more years of experience in an outpatient clinical practice. Oncology experience. Experience with research activities. Working knowledge of and/or experience with Value-Based Healthcare Delivery models.

Experience delivering care through a multidisciplinary team. Proficiency using Athena electronic medical records. Experience tracking, measuring, and using patient reported outcomes in developing treatment plans for patients. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Salary Range

$120,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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