Physician Assistant, Bipolar Disorder Center, UT Health Austin - Psychiatry Job at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

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  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Austin, TX

Job Description

Physician Assistant, Bipolar Disorder Center, UT Health Austin


Job Posting Title: Physician Assistant, Bipolar Disorder Center, UT Health Austin * --- Hiring Department: Department of Psychiatry * --- Position Open To: All Applicants * --- Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40 * --- FLSA Status: Exempt * --- Earliest Start Date: Immediately * --- Position Duration: Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2025 * --- Location: UT MAIN CAMPUS * --- Job Details: General Notes The Bipolar Disorder Center at The University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a full-time, Associate Provider, specifically, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or a Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C), functioning as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP). We are seeking a highly self-motivated yet team-oriented individual with a commitment to evidence-based clinical care; care program development and implementation; teaching; and research, to join the outstanding interdisciplinary faculty and staff at our Academic Health Care System, who collectively strive to deliver exemplary and outstanding value-based, patient-centered care. Our Bipolar Disorder Center is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and team-based program that assesses and cares for adult patients with bipolar disorder. This position has an end date of 8/31/25, renewable based upon availability of funding and work performance. Purpose The primary role of this position is to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, peer support specialists and pharmacists, to formulate and implement comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for complex adult and transition age youth with bipolar disorder. This position is responsible for providing psychiatric care services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients and family members and works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. This position will include a mix of clinical outpatient care (in person and via telemedicine), coordination of care, administrative responsibilities, and research. Responsibilities * Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing/presenting illness, risk factors, family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination. Utilizes structured clinical interviews as indicated. Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Seeks other information as needed. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention. Participates or leads education and outreach efforts to patients, families and communities. Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Communicates appropriate care coordination and case management information to other professionals and community agencies. * Participates in clinical trials investigating new psychiatric treatments and other research projects. Participates in projects for studying clinical quality, safety and outcomes. Participates in analysis of clinical practice and identify opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency to improve value-based, high quality health care paradigms. Participates in continuing clinical education to ensure continued certification and that clinical knowledge and skills are up to date and relevant for neurosurgical and neuroscience practices. * Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner. Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty. Complies with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy. Collaborates with physicians in other specialties in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Participates in building collaborative partnership models across disciplines with community physicians to ensure the provision of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care. Participates or leads patient support groups with interdisciplinary providers (social work, rehab, physicians) * Provides evidence-based psychotherapy for bipolar disorder in a patient centered approach, such as, IPSRT, CBT, CBT-insomnia, DBT, Family Focused Therapy, MBCT, ACT, mood charting, safety planning, relapse prevention plan. Attends and participates in meetings, committees and workgroups in support of all duties, as needed. * Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Participate in planning, directing, and evaluating all activities of the Bipolar Disorder Center. Help coordinate and optimize the clinical operations of the center. Assists in development of staff resource utilization, hiring new staff, creating budget plans, contingency plans, quality assurance, work schedules and staff training. * Other related functions as assigned. Required Qualifications Licenses and Certifications: Nurse Practitioner: Active RN and APNP license in State of Texas, in good standing, AND active board certification as a NP. Applicants must have: Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire AND CPR certification and advanced life support certifications, if relevant to practice area (ACLS, PALS, NRP). Education: Nurse Practitioner: Master's or Doctorate's degree from accredited Nursing Program. Work Experience: At least one (1) year of experience in the inpatient and outpatient care of bipolar disorder and related disorders. Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, problem solving ability, and strong critical thinking skills. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance. Excellent written and verbal communication 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. Proficiency with using electronic medical record systems. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Three (3) or more years of experience in a psychiatric practice or other related facility. Experience with large research projects and clinical trials. 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 $123,000+ depending on qualifications Working Conditions * May work around standard office conditions * May work around biohazards * May work around chemicals * Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation * Use of manual dexterity * Climbing of stairs * Lifting and moving * Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines 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. * --- 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] * --- 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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