Title:  Instructor - Physician Assistant (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Division:  Surgery
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
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Requisition ID:  7454


Baylor College of Medicine at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) to join the section of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The PA works under a delineation of clinical privileges and works collaboratively with other members of the health care team, including the attending physicians, resident physicians and fellow physicians to provide comprehensive patient care in accordance with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Practicing under established guidelines and clinical protocols, the PA assumes independent and interdependent responsibilities in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of treatment and procedures. Job duties are performed in a manner that is appropriate for the ages of patients served. The PA is responsible for education, research, consultation and evaluation of clinical practice at various levels.

Job Duties


  • Daily utilizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to systematically collect and evaluate health assessment data, and to manage a caseload of patients.
  • Administers or provides medications as delegated by authorizing physician.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
  • Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers.
  • Provides patient care follow-up.
  • Consistently serves as an educational resource for the patient and family, community, and other health care professionals.
  • Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to population specific clinical practice.
  • Demonstrates current professional, managerial, and/or technical knowledge and skills.
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement program annually.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current PA licensure with the Texas Medical Board; eligible for same
  • Current certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; eligible for same
  • Current controlled substances certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration; eligaible for same
  • Background working with children with chronic illness, and knowledge of long term medications and drug interactions;
  • Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology, a broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching;
  • Strong physical assessment and diagnostic skills as well as experience in patient and family education and coordination of care;
  • Current Certifications in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.





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