Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - Medical Center Campus
Position: Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - Medical Center Campus
Job ID: 400114
Department: NPP Surgical Service
Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers
Full/Part Time: Full time
Shift: 12 hour shifts. Days, nights and weekends.
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.
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 who is motivated to work in an exciting pediatric 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 team provides inpatient and emergency center coverage 24/7, 365-days a year for various surgical subspecialties including but not limited to plastics, orthopedics, urology, otolaryngology, hand, wound care, and general surgery, collaborating with attending physician, fellow and resident colleagues. The team routinely performs independent bedside procedures and is available to first assist in the operating room as needed. This team works a rotating 3/12 schedule which includes coverage for days, nights, weekends and holidays.
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
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 the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling and disease management
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
Thank you for your interest in applying for this job position.
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We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Visit us on Monday, April 18, 2016 to check out our new features and apply!