Physician Assistant – Acute Care – Children’s Heart Institute – HCICU
Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Physician Assistant – Acute Care – Children’s Heart Institute – HCICU
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Category: Advanced Care Providers
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 240000FS
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), a leading academic health center, invites applications for multiple full-time, UT Health Houston Children’s Heart Institute Physician Assistants – Acute Care to work in the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Heart Center Intensive Care Unit (CMHH HCICU).
The Children’s Heart Institute (CHI) is looking for a dedicated team member to join our Pediatric and Congenital Heart family. We are a team that is passionate about caring for children and their families affected by congenital heart disease and committed to the advancement in healthcare. Our patients in the CMHH HCICU are among the most complex patients in the world. The diversity of our program is reflected in the care we provide as well as advanced, ground-breaking surgeries.
You will be a full-time employee at UTHealth of Houston and work as part of the team with the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. You will enjoy all of our benefits, including first rate healthcare options and an outstanding retirement program offered by the State of Texas.
We reward our team members for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, competitive pay, insurance, etc.)
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time
Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…
Free financial and legal counseling
Free mental health counseling services
Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
Provides advanced medical care 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 in the Heart Center Intensive Care Unit (HCICU). Schedule includes a mixed rotation of shifts covering weekdays, nights, swing, holidays, and weekends.
Position Key Accountabilities:
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.
Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.
Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.
Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.
Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.
Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician.
Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests and interprets the results.
Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.
Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition and health promotion or preventive health.
Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
Maintains appropriate records, and prepares chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.
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 certification as required by department
Proficient in the use of medical and surgical instruments and equipment required by work.
Master’s degree as Physician Assistant. Bachelor’s degree as Physician Assistant with at least two years of professional experience in the role is acceptable based on terminal degree requirements at the time of graduation.
None; previous experience in area of clinical focus preferred.
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.
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 Houston 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 Houston 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.
UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.
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