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Summary

This position offers a unique experience in our community pediatric intensive care units, for an individual who wishes to pursue a career in pediatric intensive care. The division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary team of attending critical care physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners/physician assistants), committed to the care of patients suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury. The primary clinical site is at Texas Children’s Woodlands Campus, an extension of the largest pediatric hospital in the United States, and an affiliated hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. Currently, the critical care intensive care units in the community have capacity for 14 patients. The PA/Instructor will work alongside Faculty colleagues, advanced practice providers, and occasionally pediatric residents in the care of children with chronic and acute illness requiring intensive care in the PICU. At present, the woodlands PICU provides assisted ventilation or other advanced support, such as oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide administration or cardiovascular pressor support. The community ICU also provides care for children who require long-term technology support, those with residual PICU morbidities requiring transition to home, and the management of children who require more intensive medical support.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced patient care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties

  • Day-to-day care of children with acute and chronic illness requiring critical care.
  • Active role in education of trainees when present.
  • Participation in on-call schedule for the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Liaison and collaboration with stakeholders and consults throughout the community hospital.
  • Procedures as needed to diagnose and treat critically ill children
  • Responder for the Rapid Response Team

Minimum Qualifications

Required: Certification from an approved Physician Assistant program/

Preferred: Master’s Degree from an approved Physician Assistant Program

Required: Certification as a Physician Assistant by the Texas State Board of Examiners

Required: Master’s degree in Nursing for pediatric nurse practitioner acute care (PNP/AC)

Required: Current license as a registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Required: Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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