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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Physician Assistant position is to provide direct patient care the outpatient and inpatient setting in support of general breast cancer and education in management and prevention of disease.


Patient Assessment/Intervention/Evaluation/Performance of Diagnostic/Therapeutic Procedures:

Provide quality patient care in relation to the patient’s prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. Verbally communicate findings to the patient, family members and physician.

Conduct health assessment including the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment and verbally communicate recommendations for health care and prevention based on findings.

On inpatient service daily rounds should be conducted on each patient and findings reported to the attending physician. Must be able to visually check records, verify findings, and interact with multidisciplinary team in provision of care as warranted.

Monitor and review findings of laboratory, clinical, radiographic, and procedural data on ambulatory or inpatient service and develop appropriate plan of care in preparation for assessment and treatment of each individual patient.

Review findings of history, laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration of physician.

Prevents, minimizes, and manages symptoms, toxicities, health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.

Evaluates patient response to treatment and health care provided and modifies care as needed (under supervision of physician if medical acts are required).

Provides psychological support to patient and family.

Provides healthcare throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative care, and prevention of cancer and/or complications.

Facilitates the use of institutional and agency resources.

Schedules consultation, diagnostic procedures, and facilitates coordination for patient convenience if at all possible in coordination with the attending physician.

Writes prescriptions (if eligible) as needed.

Provides triage in ambulatory setting for consistent patient care.

Assist with data entry and retrieval of patient data and writes or dictates patient letters, notes, progress notes, telephone notes and consultation notes.

Writes chemotherapy orders under the supervision of a physician or verifies orders written by physician. The Physician Assistant may write for other therapeutic agents as approved by the institution.


Provides and general health education to the patient and his/her family.

Participates in formal and informal instruction of physician assistant students, professional physician assistants and other health professionals.

Keeps current by attending continuing education programs related to the clinical area and the Physician Assistant’s area of certification, reviewing the literature related to the clinical area, participating in professional nursing organizations, communicating advances in nursing practice or health care in general, in writing through publications, and presentation of scientific papers.

Assists in development of education material for use by staff or patient.

Attends departmental meetings pertinent to the Physician Assistant.

Applies pertinent research in development of patient care and evidenced based practice.

Contributes to research efforts of the department in accrual to protocols or trials.

Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel.

Collaborates with medical, nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow-up and evaluation.

Recommends therapeutic measures for relief of symptoms.

Contributes to research efforts of the department and applies pertinent research to clinical practice.

Identifies clinical problems amenable to research methods.

Initiates or collaborates in research projects.

Assists with the implementation of registered departmental research protocols.

Participates in professional activities (research, presentations, publications, etc.) and performs other duties as required.


Other duties as assigned.



Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.



Prior experience as Physician Assistant.



All of the following:

PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

Must meet the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) , ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) if working in one of following department: Pediatrics – Patient Care (113100).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 167610
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 115,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 144,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 173,000
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
  • Science Jobs: No