Physician Assistant - Emergency Room - Main Campus

Position: Physician Assistant - Emergency Room - Main Campus

Job ID: 143467

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3p - 3a

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at    


We are searching for a Physician Assistant to work in the Emergency Room – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide developmentally-appropriate and age-appropriate health maintenance for population focused specialty. 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. You will be responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides medical services that are within the education and training of the Physician Assistant within the scope of practice and delegation of the supervising physician
  • Obtains a comprehensive health, developmental, and family history on patients and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record.
  • Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings and documents appropriately in the patient’s medical record
  • Prescribes or administers medications as delegated by the supervising physician and documents in medical records
  • Administers appropriate vaccines as observed by physicians and documented in medical records.
  • Provides patient/family education regarding medications: dosing, route, timing, drug-food interaction, and side effects as evidenced by completed documentation
  • Orders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Makes referrals, with the assistance of the attending physician, as necessary, consistent with differential diagnoses
  • Fosters collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to improve health care
  • Establishes a relationship with the patient/family characterized by mutual respect, empathy, and collaboration
  • 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
  • Assesses and documents impediments to patient/family learning and formulates plans to overcome them as needed
  • 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





  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • Current Texas Physician Assistant (PA) license with the Texas Medical Board

  • Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily care of the specialty-specific population, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology, a broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching


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