Physician Assistant - Complex Care, Pediatric Hospital Medicine - 7a-4p

Position: Physician Assistant - Complex Care, Pediatric Hospital Medicine - 7a-4p

Job ID: 147246

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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


Texas Children's Hospital is looking for a Physician Assistant to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric hospital medicine providers to manage pediatric patients with complex care needs. Direct patient care duties will span the care continuum with a focus on continuity of care in the inpatient setting and subsequent transition to outpatient care. Indirect care activities will include structured time for research, stakeholder education, and care management. This opportunity will include significant training, mentorship and opportunities for career development. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm with no weekends or call hours.

Responsibilities :

  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
  • 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
  • Provides the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, and disease management 
  • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with other health care professionals as necessary and documents the plan in the patient’s medical record 
  • Administers or provides medications as delegated by authorizing physician 
  • Provides patient/family education regarding medications: dosing, route, timing, drug-food interaction, and side effects as evidenced by completed documentation 
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests 
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers 
  • Provides patient care follow-up 
  • Serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals 
  • 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 Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physician Assistant certification from the Texas Medical Board
  • Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology, a broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching
  •  Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in daily care of the specialty-specific population
  • Ability to work effectively with others and demonstrate leadership qualities 


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