Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - The Woodlands (Rotating Shifts)

 
Position: Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - The Woodlands (Rotating Shifts)

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Shift: Rotating

About Texas Children's Hospital

  Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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.

 

 

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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

 

Woodlands Campus

  • Provide coverage for operating rooms; as neeeded 
  • Responsible for inpatient/surgical emergency center consultations
  • Collaborate with 5 specialties: general pediatric surgery, urology, plastic surgery, ENT and orthopedics


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 surgical 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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