Full Job Description
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
- Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
- The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
- 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, 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.
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 a surgical specialty 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
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
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