Physician Assistant - Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Austin
Position: Physician Assistant - Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Austin
Job ID: 33413
Department: ATXNC PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST ME
Full/Part Time: Full time
About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.
Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood.
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 work under a delineation of clinical privileges and works 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. Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the PA assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures.
A twenty-four-bed high acuity medical-surgical unit caring for acute and complex pediatric patients. This will be a dynamic role and the ideal APP candidate would need to be interested in gaining experience treating a broad array of problems in a team-based setting. The unit will cohort a wide variety of conditions namely neurologic, cardiac, and oncologic. In addition, this unit will treat such conditions as renal failure and DKA. Common treatments will include epilepsy monitoring, chemotherapy, anticoagulation, dialysis, BIPAP/CPAP, and tracheostomy care. The APP will be managing daily care inpatient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and procedures. Facilitating collaboration, communication, and coordination with health care team members caring for hospitalized patients. Supporting safe transitions of patient care within and from the hospital to the community.
*New employees will be required to complete their orientation/training in Houston before the Austin hospital opens.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
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 Bachelor's Degree
PA -Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board
One year of Physician Assistant experience strongly preferred in pediatrics or emergency medicine
Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
Administers or provides medications as delegated by authorizing physician
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests
Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
Provides patient care follow
Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals
Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to population specific clinical practice
Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually
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