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

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  10830

Summary

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

 

Description


The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital is seeking full-time faculty for the position of physician assistant with specific focus on critical cardiac disease. This position offers unique experience in our high-volume pediatric cardiac intensive care units, for an individual who wishes to pursue a career in pediatric cardiac critical care.


The primary clinical site is at Texas Children's Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in the United States, an affiliated hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. 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 Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital is one of the highest volume programs in the world. The 48-bed unit is comprised of a Neonatal CICU, Pediatric CICU, and a first of its kind, Pediatric Heart Failure ICU. In addition to over 1000 congenital heart operations annually, TCH is home to an active heart failure program, a busy thoracic organ transplantation service, and one of the largest mechanical circulatory support and VAD programs in the world. In the CICU, the candidate will work alongside pediatric critical care and cardiology physician fellows, and will join the existing CICU Faculty encompassing over 30 attending physicians (comprised of individuals who are specialty trained in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, anesthesia, neonatology, and internal medicine), physician Instructors training in pediatric cardiac critical care, and over 15 advanced practice providers.

Job Duties

Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


• Day-to-day care of children with cardiac illness requiring critical care.
• Participation in all CCM Section and CICU 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 CICU.
• Liaison and collaboration with stakeholders in CICU, PICU, neonatology, cardiology, and congenital heart 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.

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