Physician Assistant - Urgent Care

 
Position: Physician Assistant - Urgent Care

Job ID: 165332

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TC Urgent Care Administration

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Part time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 4p - 11p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Urgent Care offers high-quality, efficient and affordable after-hours patient care in nine convenient community locations across the greater Houston area. Texas Children’s Urgent Care has also expanded to serve the children and families of Austin, Texas, with its first community location in South Austin. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, our Urgent Care team can diagnose and treat a wide variety of common pediatric ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. We also provide procedures such as antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


Summary:

We are searching for a Physician Assistant in Urgent Care -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will render care under the supervision of the site physician(s) and collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team. Practicing under established protocols, the Physician's Assistant (PA) assumes independent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of treatment and procedures.

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Qualifications: 

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Required Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program
  • Licenses/Certifications:
  • PA - Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board And
  • NCPA - National Cert Physician Asst National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants 
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association 
  • PALS - Cert-PALS by the American Heart Association 
  • Experience working in pediatrics strongly preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Provides care as needed. Works independently to assess, diagnose, treat, and educate patients, consulting with physicians as needed. Documents information in patient’s chart regarding assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education. Refers to the appropriate specialist as needed. Tasks are measured by observation and chart review by physicians.
  • Educate patient/family. Provides verbal and/or written information regarding treatment regimens in language that is understandable and appropriate for the patient and/or caregiver. Serves as a credible, knowledgeable educational resource for the patient, family, community, and other health care professionals. *Observation and chart review by physician measure tasks.
  • Facilitates proper billing. Records diagnosis/CPT accurately and promptly to ensure prompt posting of charges per site protocol. *Observation and Superbill review of evaluator measure tasks. Charge and collection rates are also reviewed.
  • Participates in daily operations of the site. Participates in site meetings and provides input to address patient care issues or operational concerns. Participates in other applicable meetings and activities as required. *Tasks are measured by observation of physician and site manager.
  • Demonstrates service philosophies to patients and families. Identifies self. Explains the visit process. Provides information regarding the length of the visit. Tasks are measured by observation of the evaluator.

 



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