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Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant - Family Medicine

Position Title:                 Assistant Professor

Full/Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours)

Regular/Temporary:      Regular

TO APPLY:              
                                           job opening # 39994

Min Qualifications:
Master's degree with NP certification. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. No experience required.

The nurse practitioner functions as an advanced practitioner providing primary health care for a caseload of patients in the area of clinical specialization. Department Marketing Statement

The UTMB Department of Family Medicine is seeking a highly qualified candidate with both clinical skills and a master's level training in nutrition. This will be offered as an annual contract. Continuation of the position will be based on performance evaluation, revenue generation, and available departmental budget including gifts and endowments.

The UTMB Department of Family Medicine has long been a leader in primary care, one of UTMB's strategic priorities. We also have a designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and seek to expand counseling services for better addressing chronic disease management of common problems such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lipid disorders, and cancer. This approach involves coaching and what is now called Lifestyle Medicine and includes nutrition, diet, activity and stress management.

Salary Range:
$76,400 - $80,000 - commensurate with experience and training

Specific Job Related Duties:

UTMB Family Medicine also has faculty with expertise in Integrative Medicine practice, research, and education. We are in the process of expanding to include fellowship training, Integrative Oncology, and student, resident, and community programs in clinical nutrition. The qualified individual will serve a broad and exciting range of functions within the Department. These can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. 50% FTE clinical services. This will involve working in the PCMH alongside integrative family physicians such as Drs. Sierpina, McKee, and Jana in shared clinic panels at Island West and Victory Lakes. The scope of these clinical duties includes management of acute and chronic conditions in the primary care outpatient setting with a focus on an integrative medicine perspective.

The clinician/dietician will also offer individual practice services such as receiving referrals from our department and others for billable clinical nutrition counseling in individual and/or group sessions.

Remainder of Time and Effort (50% FTE) will be divided among the following activities:

  1. Developing and delivering an ongoing series community-based cooking demonstrations using our model demo kitchen. The goal of this activity is to improve awareness and skills of the community and our patients regarding healthy cooking, e.g., Mediterranean diet, culturally appropriate meal planning and shopping, healthy food on a limited budget. This is consistent with UTMB and FM goals of community outreach in primary care.
  2. Co-leading an elective in Clinical Nutrition with our faculty for medical students and residents as well as other interested health professions students and nurses in training
  3. Developing educational resources, web-based modules, brief videos related to nutrition for the Patient Centered Medical Home as well as for interdisciplinary training of health professionals
Preferred Education:

Master's level training in Nutrition

Applicants should upload their CV when applying online and complete at least one section of the Education and Work Experience sections of the online application.

UTMB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Galveston, Texas, a culturally diverse community of approximately 50,000, the island is located 40 miles south of the Houston metropolitan area. Outdoor recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities abound in both areas. Additional information about the university, our department, various programs and the community may be found at:, and


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