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UT Health Acute Care Physician Assistant for Trauma Divison - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Acute Care Physician Assistant for Trauma Divison - Houston, TX

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1900011P

Position Summary:

We are looking for an acute care Physician Assistant to work in the trauma area of UTHealth's surgery division. You will office in and around Memorial Hermann hospital. You must be able to provide advanced care and clinical advice to patients with complex acute, critical, and/or chronic health conditions in a clinic or hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a physician. Due to credentialing requirements, you must be a Physician Assistant who has experience and education in acute care.

You will be a full time member of UTHealth's staff, and enjoy all of our benefits including first rate healthcare options and an outstanding retirement program run by the State of Texas. This is also part of a clinic team, so nowhere near the overtime or scheduling stress of most acute care positions.

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. Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.

  3. Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.

  4. Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.

  5. Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.

  6. Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care, or problem-oriented care, under the supervision of a physician.

  7. Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests, and interprets results.

  8. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.

  9. Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or preventative health care.

  10. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.

  11. Maintains appropriate records, and prepares charts for review and counter signature by physician.

  12. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.

  13. Responds to emergency situations.

  14. Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

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 area of clinical focus 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.

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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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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