Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - Main Campus - Rotating Shifts

 
Position: Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - Main Campus - Rotating Shifts

Job ID: 145481

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SURGICAL HOSPITALISTS

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Rotating 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, 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 texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are looking for the right Physician Assistant for our Surgical Hospitalist specialty, someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You will provide medical services within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant, through delegation of the supervising physician in the department of Pediatric Surgery.

 

The Surgical Hospitalist handles a wide variety of patients collaborating regularly with other specialty groups supporting a 24/7, 365-day a year department. This position includes inpatient/surgical emergency center consultations, operating room First-Assist, and perioperative coverage.

  

Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas and among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our Department of Surgery, a significant contributor to this reputation, is driven by a professional staff that thrives on providing the highest quality surgical care in a collaborative environment supported by a multi-disciplined team approach. Passionate about surgical education and research, the staff is committed to advancing the field through focus on each specialty.

 
We are one of the largest surgical teams in the TCH organization with the patient load to match! We are looking for the next addition to our team who can thrive in a busy academic hospital environment that provides continuous professional experience through inpatient management and independent performance of multiple surgical procedures. This job provides the opportunity to use World Class standards/practices and participate in leading edge work pioneering new protocols and methods. You will consistently update your skills and knowledge relevant to pediatric practice as you incorporate evidence-based practice into your day-to-day role.

 
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Responsibilities :

  • Provide quality patient care within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant, through delegation of the supervising physician within in inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings
  • Work independently to assess, diagnose, treat, and educate patients, consulting with physician as needed
  • Provide appropriate clinical documentation using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for all patient encounters.
  • Perform comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations for all patients
  • Participate in daily rounds for pediatric surgery patients
  • Perform minor surgical procedures independently
  • Collaborate effectively with physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses and our resident team
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and clinical team
  • Expedite surgical patients through the emergency room
  • Collaborate with multiple specialties


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current license from Texas Medical Board to practice in the State of Texas
  • Current certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree
  • Current BLS and PALS certification
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements
  • 2 years pediatric patient care experience or surgery experience

Our Advanced Practice professional team operates as a cohesive group that engages in active partnership with our physician colleagues to provide World Class pediatric healthcare.



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