The University of Texas at Tyler

The School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) invites applicants to apply for a full-time Clinical Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) faculty position (two open positions).  Salary commensurate with experience.  Position is available November 1, 2017.  Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.


Position Description/Responsibilities:

Position of the Clinical FNP faculty is one of facilitating FNP students’ advanced practice didactic and clinical education in a diverse, rural, underserved setting.  The Clinical FNP faculty must facilitate learning and frequent evaluation of students and provide hands-on training and feedback to ensure assigned students’ clinical competence, while coordinating these efforts with UT Tyler FNP course faculty and clinic leadership.


Job duties include, but are not limited to:  Coordinate with the INTUNE HRSA Traineeship Project Director, Grant Coordinator, and UT Tyler FNP Director.  Facilitate development of course content and clinical experiences, and assist with online classes.  Assist the Project Director with development of a network of medical homes for underserved individuals in rural areas in East Texas in which FNP students participate as part of their clinical training.    Review CPE expectations with assigned students.  Ensure students perform comprehensive history and physical assessment (including develop skills to diagnose, treat and plan appropriate health care for clients in the areas of primary health care, women’s health care, family planning, chronic disease management and primary care as appropriate; refers clients to physicians and/or outside agencies as required.  Access telemedicine specialists for “curbside consults” as appropriate and assist students to utilize this venue for interdisciplinary care.  Ensure students provide and prescribe medications as appropriate.  Ensure students perform laboratory procedures and interpret lab results.  Provide case management services for select clients.  Facilitate group, individual and community education.  Establish and maintain clients’ electronic medical records and other necessary records.  Assist students in recording in EMR. Provide in-service education classes for nursing/office staff.


Participate in and provide feedback on online didactic courses with UT Tyler FNP course faculty. Attend all faculty retreats/meetings and other meetings as specified by the Program Director.  Complete CPE’s as scheduled for students and provide feedback to students for improvement. Participate in rapid-cycle quality improvement process, as directed by Project Director. Perform other nursing and faculty duties as assigned.


Qualifications: Master’s degree in nursing, doctorate preferred; completion of a state acceptable Nurse Practitioner’s program; a minimum of one year’s experience is desirable. National certification in specialty is required. Experience precepting students, preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred. Experience in online graduate education preferred.


Necessary special requirements: Licensed by the State of Texas as a Registered Nurse; certified by the State of Texas as a Family Nurse Practitioner; Prescriptive privileges; DEA.


Salary is commensurate with skills and abilities. INTUNE FNP Faculty will devote 1.0 FTE to the grant’s objectives for the first and second years.


Travel: Local area travel may be required to meet grant objectives.


Equipment: No equipment with individual items worth more than $5,000 apiece will be purchased.


This position is grant-funded subject to annual renewal.  Funding is not guaranteed for the position beyond each annual renewal date of the grant.  In the event that funding cannot be secured either at the annual renewal or by additional funding, this position will expire on the termination date of the grant.


Nursing Program:  Online graduate programs are currently ranked #7 in the country by US News & World Report in 2016; Ranked #1 in List of Top Ten Nursing Schools in Texas ( – Mar 2016).  We offer the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing (Ph.D.) and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP); and are currently in the developmental stages of offering a Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT), Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT), Health Informatics Master Degree and Gerontology Certificate Program.  For more information about the nursing program:

Location:  Tyler, situated 100 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex amid the beautiful lakes and woods of East Texas, is an economically strong and rapidly growing community. With a population of 100,000, Tyler is the regional center for the arts, medical care, finance, and higher education.  The University contributes to the strong healthcare industry in Tyler through its College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, and its partnerships with sister institution UT Health Northeast, as well as CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis, East Texas Medical Center, and Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current CV, and three letters of reference to Melinda Morris, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., BRB 1120, Tyler, Texas 75799 or by email to


The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.  This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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