The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The ideal candidate will be a Physician Assistant with a minimum of two years of experience. Prior experience in Cardiology strongly preferred.
Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs.
Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment.
Make daily rounds on each patient and report findings and test results to attending physician.
Monitors laboratory, clinical radiographic and procedural data for daily rounds.
Reviews the finding of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration with the attending physician.
Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.
Evaluates health care provided and modifies care as needed.
Provides psychological support to patients and families.
Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.
Facilitates use of agency resources.
Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.
Schedules consultations, diagnostic tests or procedures, future appointments for patients in coordination with the attending physician.
Performance of Diagnostic/Therapeutic Procedures:
Undergoes training of specific medical procedures at MDACC by a physician. Demonstrates competency of specific procedure under the direct supervision of a physician leading to certification to perform the procedure.
Performance of medical procedures may include: Obtaining blood from arterial and venous punctures including central lines; venous catheters and heparin locks; administration of drugs as needed including intravenous, intraarterial, intrathecal, intraventricular intrapleural and intraperitoneal; lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsy, multiple bone marrow aspirations, paracentesis or other medical procedures under the supervision of an M.D.
Provides health education to the patient and his/her family.
Participates in formal and informal instruction of nursing students, professional nurses and other health professionals.
Attend continuing education programs related to the clinical area.
Participate in professional nursing organizations.
Contributes to research efforts of department/section by: (1) identifying clinical problems amenable to research methods and (2) initiating or collaborating in research projects.
Applies pertinent research to clinical practice.
Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel.
Collaborates with medical, nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow up and evaluation.
Recommends therapeutic measures for relief of symptoms.
Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.
Preferred: Two years of experience in a PA role.
Preferred: Minimum of one year Cardiology experience.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.
Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.
MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
- Requisition ID: 127507
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
- Work Week: Day/Evening
- Fund Type: Hard
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400