Title:  CHofSA Surgical - Otolaryngology (Instructor - Physician Assistant)

Division:  Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  14462



Instructor - Physician Assistant - Pediatric Otolaryngology


The Department of Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine seeks to recruit a full-time Instructor-Physician Assistant at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio to work in collaboration with faculty, residents and staff caring for a pediatric otolaryngology patient population. A competitive salary, and full benefits package.


About The Children's Hospital of San Antonio:

Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community, CHofSA is a world-class children's hospital - both inside and out. In February 2013, The Children's Hospital finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, highly ranked medical school by the U.S. News & World Report. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs and oversees physicians and advance practice practitioners at the Children's Hospital.


About San Antonio:

The Alamo City is one of Texas' most historic and charming metropolitan areas, blending Old West history, Spanish heritage, and all the energy of a big city yet with the warm, welcoming feel of a small town. Residents are drawn to San Antonio by it's housing prices, which are comparatively lower than the other large U.S. cities, along with the area's sunny weather and mild winters, rich diversity, excellent public and private schools, abundance of green space, professional sports, top-notch restaurants, two major amusement parks, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and a strong regional economy, plus easy access to a major airport.

Job Duties


Responsibilities will include clinic and in-patient evaluation, diagnosis, work up, and management of a wide spectrum of ENT ailments. The provider will work in collaboration within physician clinics, as well as their own scheduled clinics. The selected candidate will perform comprehensive histories and physical exams; order and interpret clinical tests, prescribe medications, diagnose and develop treatment plans; educate patients/families on treatment options; and conduct follow-up evaluations. May perform such office procedures as flexible laryngoscopy, nasal endoscopy with debridement, allergy testing, and endoscopic nasal cultures. On-the-job training is available in building these skills. The position affords a tremendous opportunity for autonomy and independent patient care responsibilities. Applicants must be motivated, team oriented, flexible, and possess exemplary assessment, organization, communication, and time management skills.


  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations.
  • Orders x-rays, CT scans, MRI's, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures, and interprets results.
  • Instructs patients on prescribed therapeutic regimens, home care and health maintenance.
  • Prescribes, dispenses, and administers pharmaceutical treatments to patients.
  • Maintains required records in EPIC; ensures clinic- generated information is complete and up to date.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records and writes progress notes on patient charts.
  • Provides follow-up care, education, and support for patients.
  • Performs nasal endoscopy with debridement/cultures.
  • Performs flexible laryngoscopy.
  • May provide supervision, guidance and work direction to other nurses, medical assistants, clinic coordinators and other staff.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Current PA licensure with the Texas Medical Board.
  • Current certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Current controlled substances certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Background working with children with chronic illness, and knowledge of long-term medications and drug interactions.
  • Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care; and Current Certifications in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.



Mark Boston, M.D.

Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology



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