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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Anesthesia Assessment Center in Houston, Texas

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.

Advanced Practice Provider opportunity in the Anesthesia Assessment Center. The ideal candidate will be a Physician Assistant with t wo years clinical experience as an advanced practice provider. Prefer candidates with PACU, operating room, or anesthesia experience. Will consider new graduates.

Key Functions

Evaluate patients, and render care, within the scope of practice outlined by state statute, in an inpatient setting.

Teach, counsel and assist patient and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.

Evaluate and modify healthcare plan as related to patient condition and outcomes, under the supervision of a physician and within the parameters determined by the Acute Pain Medicine Director. Manage ongoing pain medications and dose adjustments with an aim to improve patient functionality.

Order, perform and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures and tests that are required to manage epidural catheters, regional anesthesia catheters, and appropriately communicate and document information.

Perform systematic examination of patients, and obtain and document information regarding patient history with an emphasis on pain and conditions that alter pain expression.

Maintain detailed, legible and confidential medical records in accordance with MDACC policies.

Assess level of pain and response to pain medications and regional anesthetic interventions for inpatients with post-operative pain, acute pain or acute on chronic pain.

Evaluate in-patients with acute pain or exacerbation of chronic pain caused by medical conditions.

Adjust medications administered to inpatients on the acute pain service or the inpatient pain consult service via regional anesthetic/analgesic techniques or by patient controlled analgesia.

Provide in-service teaching of hospital nurses who care for patients with regional anesthetic techniques, epidural techniques and PCA devices.


Required: Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.


Required: None.

Preferred: A minimum of one year of experience as an Advanced Practice Provider.


Required: 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 126009

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400

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