Physician Assistant - Operating Room

Position: Physician Assistant - Operating Room

Job ID: 158279

Location: US-TX-Katy

Department: West Campus Hospitalists

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 1p-9p plus call

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   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.


We are searching for a Physician Assistant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will practice in an advanced role to provide developmentally-appropriate and age-appropriate health maintenance for population focused specialty. Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the PA assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. The PA is responsible for education, research, consultation, and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.


In this position, the physician assistant will be responsible for providing OR support across multiple arenas in a fast-paced efficient system.  Responsibilities include performing H&Ps, obtaining consents, surgical assisting, discharge planning as well as supporting peri-op staff with room turnover in an all hands on deck approach.


Schedule Monday - Friday 1p-9p with call after hours, approximately 6 days per month

Responsibilities :

  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • Prescribes or administers medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Orders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Implements or modifies treatment plan based upon results of diagnostic studies as evidenced in medical record
  • Identifies and documents patient/family learning needs, readiness to learn, and level of understanding, incorporating family culture and belief systems on all patients
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the initiation, development, and implementation of research studies
  • Enhances clinical knowledge by reading professional literature, attending staff development, and continuing education programs regularly
  • Evaluates departmental quality and safety initiative data related to an implementation of a change in clinical practice and make further recommendations as indicated


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • PA certification from the Texas Medical Board required
  • 2-3 years of OR experience preferred 

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

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