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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
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We are searching for an experienced Physician Assistant — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll work collaboratively with other members of the health care team, including the attending physicians, resident physicians, and fellow physicians to provide comprehensive patient care in accordance with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
This Physician Assistant will be working with our operating room at the Woodlands Campus working with five sub specialties of surgery; General, Plastics, Orthopedic, ENT and Urology (heavy ortho). This is a full time position working Monday-Friday 7a-3p plus call. Call averages about 6 days per month, including 1 weekend per month.
- 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
- Utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients
- Administers or provides medications as delegated by authorizing physician
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree
- 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 the daily care of the specialty-specific population, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
- First assist expereince in Orthopedic Surgery is preferred
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