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Mid-level Practice Generalist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Lori McKee
Department Contact Phone 575-646-8306
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700398S
Classification Title Mid-level Practice Generalist
Position Job Title Mid-level Practice Generalist
College/Division Student Affairs & Enroll Management
Department 523000-Student Health Center
Position Number 718733
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Staff Physician
Target Hourly/Salary Rate $63,000-$75,000 commensurate with qualifications
Pay Level 11
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant provides medical services in the out patient clinic including history and physical assessment of presenting problems, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests (e.g., laboratory tests, X-ray, EKG), developing and initiating a treatment plan and following up as appropriate. Health education on disease prevention and health maintenance, consultation with in-house physicians and/or referral to specialists where indicated. Serves on committees within the facility to develop plans for change to improve the quality of patient care. Develops, reviews, and updated policies and protocols for patient care. Attends in-house scheduled conferences and provides outreach education with the Health Educator.

Required Education

Master’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant will provide independent primary care in a variety of clinical settings to the NMSU staff, faculty, and student populations of non-emergency patients. Provides consultation and advice to others as a highly-specialized practitioner.

Classification Standard Duties

Performs medical examinations and evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up, consultation, and health education. Obtains patient histories and develops patient care charts, ensuring completeness and accuracy. Provides health education to students, families, and/or community health practitioners and groups, within area of specialty. Administers a specific health care activity, as appropriate. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories. Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise. Knowledge of health education theory and practice.


Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License

Licensed as a CNP or PA in the State of New Mexico

Special Requirements

This position has been established as a primary key position under the “All Hazard Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)” and is essential to operational continuity and/or recovery. In an emergency situation, primary key positions are required to report to work unless directed by supervisor or public safety authorities not to report for health and safety reasons.

Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 08/14/2017
Closing Date 09/30/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 10/16/2017
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
Physical Effort Light physical effort. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Risk Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience) Possible Answers:
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education plus two (2) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
    • Yes, I have a PhD in related field.
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
  4. * Are you Licensed as a CNP or PA in the State of New Mexico?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document