Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery - Main Campus - 8a-5p

 
Position: Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery - Main Campus - 8a-5p

Job ID: 147392

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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

Summary:

We are searching for a Physician Assistant to work in Orthopedic Surgery — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting.

This position is Monday-Friday 8a-5p and includes outpatient and Operating Room responsibilities. The Physician Assistant in this position will be responsible for traveling to one or two more offices in the Houston area in additional to Main Campus. 

 

This role will provide developmentally-appropriate and age-appropriate health maintenance for the population-focused specialty. This position works under specific clinical privileges and works collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to deliver comprehensive patient care. This role will practice under established guidelines and clinical protocols, and assume independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties will be performed in a manner that is appropriate for the ages of patients served, while being responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Daily utilization of advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and manage patient caseloads
  • Administers or provides medications as delegated by an authorizing physician
  • Orders diagnostic tests consistent with differential diagnoses derived from gathered data as evidenced by types of tests ordered
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers
  • Provides patient care follow-up
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other healthcare professionals
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to the population-specific clinical practice
  • Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree required in Physician Assistant Studies 
  • Certified Physician Assistant from the Texas Medical Board


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