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Title:  Physician Assistant - Instructor

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule: 
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  8541

Summary

The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology - Cell Therapy Section in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital is recruiting Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Advanced Practice Practitioners.

 

Scope of practice:

  • Cares for both outpatient and inpatient pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) patients on arotating basis. Works as part of team including Attending BMT physician and potentially with a BMT or Hematology-Oncology fellow to provide care for current and new inpatients and outpatients.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary rounds while inpatient including medical, nursing and pharmacy personnel to provide optimal patient care.
  • Provides all patient care for patients including but not limited to conducting the outpatient visit, physical exam, medical counseling, and documentation.
  • While inpatient, provide all care for assigned patients including physical exam, documentation, calling consults, order writing, completing admission and discharge paperwork.
  • Participates in twice daily sign out process with oncoming/off going teams while inpatient.
  • Works with outpatient attendings to manage care of outpatient pediatric bone marrow transplant patients of all ages.

 

Minimum requirements
1) Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-AC) or Physician Assistant degree
2) Nurse Practitioners must have Pediatric Acute Care certification (CPNP-AC)
3) Prior to employment start date must obtain appropriate license in the state of Texas and
National Board Certification
4) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications

Job Purpose

Provides advanced patient care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic procedures in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Provide follow-up health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established with the supervising physician.
  • Communicate with physicians, patients, and the family members of patients concerning patient care.
  • Collaborates with providers, and practice staff in identifying appropriate patients for care management.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Physician Assistant by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

 

 

 

 

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

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