Physician Assistant - Pediatric Surgery

 
Position: Physician Assistant - Pediatric Surgery

Job ID: 163623

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PEDIATRIC SURGICAL SERVICES

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 4 10 hour shifts

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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 — 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. You’ll work under a delineation of clinical privileges and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team, including the attending physicians, resident physicians and fellow physicians to provide comprehensive patient care in accordance with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. You’ll practice under established guidelines and clinical protocols, assume independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is appropriate for the ages of patients served. You'll also be responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

This Physician Assistant will work 4 10 hour shifts.  This is for inpatient and outpatient pediatric surgery. 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provide medical services that are within the education and training of the Physician Assistant within the scope of practice and delegation of the supervising physician
  • Obtain a comprehensive health, developmental, and family history on patients and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record
  • Prescribe or administer medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Administer appropriate vaccines as observed by physicians and documented in medical records
  • Order diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Foster collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to improve health care
  • Establish a relationship with the patient/family characterized by mutual respect, empathy, and collaboration


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.
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • PA - Cert-Physician Assistant Required1
  • At least one year of experience preferred in pediatrics or surgery


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