Advanced Practice Provider, Nutrition Support, Surgery

UT Southwestern Dallas, Texas
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January 16, 2023
UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas
Advanced Practice Provider (APP), Nutrition Support Consult in the Department of Surgery:

Come join our growing APP team in the Department of Surgery! This exciting opportunity supports our nutrition support provider team as well as the surgical ICU. The ideal candidate will have a passion for inpatient care and is responsible for consulting with various teams as a subject matter expert on nutrition support and nutrition access as well as providing ICU care for perioperative patients. The position schedule will be 8-hour shifts, 5 days per week and will include rotating weekends and occasional holidays.

Experience and Education:


Graduate of a Master’s degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program. OR

Master’s degree or higher in nursing, documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education Program. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Licensure and Certification

Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required. Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Current applicable American Heart Association Life Support certification(s) based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers. OR

Licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by Texas State Board of Nursing. Authorization for prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing. Current applicable American Heart Association or American Red Cross Life Support certification(s) based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.


Recent grads are welcome to apply and APPs with nutrition support or ICU experience are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:

Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.

Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.

Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.

Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.

Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position

Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.

Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.

Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.

Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care

Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

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