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Physician Assistant - Surgical- Children Heart Institute

Houston, TX 77002
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Are you passionate about caring for children and families affected by congenital heart disease? Are you looking for a team that shares your same passion and dedication to the CHD community? The Children's Heart Institute is looking for an Physician Assistant to join the Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgery team. Your primary responsibility is to provide advanced provider care and clinical guidance to patients and their families as well as the ancillary care team regarding pre-operative and post-operative management. The role involves patients in the outpatient clinic setting, as well as managing post-operative care and concerns in the acute care setting.

You will be a full time employee of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and enjoy all of our benefits, including first rate healthcare options and an outstanding retirement program offered by the State of Texas.

Position Summary:

Provides advanced medical care to patients, in a surgical setting, in one or more specialized surgical areas under the direction of a surgeon.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.
2. Assesses patient's medical complaints and provides appropriate treatment.
3. Performs minor surgical procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.
4. Manages pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the faculty supervising physician.
5. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to surgery while communicating information to supervising / attending physician.
6. Assists in collecting patient histories.
7. Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician.
8. Orders appropriate laboratory tests and interprets the laboratory data such as blood and urine samples.
9. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical/surgical information.
10. Provides guidance and instruction to patients on preventive health care or postsurgical care.
11. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
12. Enters chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
13. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
14. Responds to emergency situations.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Texas Licensure as a Physician Assistant
Current Physician Assistant certification issued by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or specialty required by department
Proficient in the use of medical and surgical instruments and equipment required by work.

Minimum Education:

Masters degree as Physician Assistant

Minimum Experience:

None; previous experience in a surgical specialty preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

UTHealth does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. However, affiliated partners maintain their own immunization policies. All UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner's hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth's rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate's rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

This position is subject to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy of an affiliate institution

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code 51.215

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Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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