MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Asst - 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.

Physician Assistant 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 a background in PACU, operating room, or anesthesia. Will consider new graduates.

Key Functions

Outpatient Activities (Primary)

Performs comprehensive medical exams for patients scheduled to undergo procedures requiring anesthesia. Performs anesthetic risk assessments, i.e. post-op nausea and vomiting, sleep apnea and difficult airway. Orders and reviews labs and other ancillary tests required for patient optimization. Works autonomously and collaborates with other members of healthcare team. Instructs and counsels patients in order to carry out Perioperative care. Conducts telephone assessments. Assists with the management of unscheduled patient visits. Assists with the management of emergency patient consults

Coordinates the scheduling of special procedures and consults. Performs clinical triaging and fast track clinic duties. Actively participates in patient education and performance improvement projects. Other duties as assigned.


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

Preferred: None


Required: None

Preferred: Two years clinical 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.

Preferred Certification: None

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000