Title:  Pediatrics, Critical Care (Instructor - Physician Assistant)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  10831



Physician Assistant / Instructor
BCM Department: Pediatrics
Subsection: Critical Care
Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employment Duration: Full-time
Category: Physician Assistant




The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is seeking a full-time Instructor faculty for the position of physician assistant. This position offers a unique experience in high-volume pediatric intensive care units for an individual who wishes to pursue a career in pediatric intensive care. Texas Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, comprised of 162 intensive care beds spread across three campuses, and is the affiliated hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. The primary clinical site for this position is at Texas Children's Hospital, Medical Center Campus in Houston.
The section of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary team of attending critical care physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), post-doctoral fellows, and research support personnel committed to the care of patients suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury. 


The Medical Center PICU is located in the state-of-the-art Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower. The 84-bed unit includes a Surgical ICU, Neurological ICU, Pulmonary ICU, Hematology/Oncology ICU, Pulmonary ICU and Transitional ICU (TICU). The Instructor will work alongside Faculty colleagues, critical care physician fellows, advanced practice providers, consultants and pediatric residents in the care of children with chronic and acute illness requiring intensive care in the PICU and TICU. At present, the PICU has over 2500 admissions per year, with more than half requiring assisted ventilation or other advanced support, such as oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide administration, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, extra-corporeal liver support, and continuous renal replacement therapy. The TICU also has more than 2500 admissions per year and is specifically designed 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 Duties

  • Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    •    Day-to-day care of children with acute and chronic illness requiring critical care.
    •    Participation in all CCM Section and educational activities including case presentations, quality reviews,        didactic teaching, and core lecture series
    •    Active role in education of trainees.
    •    Supervision of Fellows.
    •    Participation in on-call schedule for the pediatric intensive care unit.
    •    Liaison and collaboration with stakeholders in CICU, PICU, neonatology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery.


    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: Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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