MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Asst- Palliative Care Medicine in Houston, Texas

he 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.

The Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine provides supportive care to cancer patients. We treat patients' quality of life, concentrating on symptom control, psychosocial support, mobility and function, and holistic well-being. Our research program focuses on finding new interventions on modalities to treat fatigue, nausea, appetite, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, and emotional support for patients, as well as caregivers. Our research also focuses on mind-body interventions such as yoga, relaxation, acupuncture and meditation. Our supportive care program is here to help both patients newly diagnosed with cancer and those with advanced cancer at the end-of-life, caregivers, and survivors.

The ideal candidate must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association, preferably with at least one year of experience.

Salary Range: Min- $90,000 Mid- $112,500 Max- $135,000

Essential Job Functions:

Provides assessment, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways. Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results, formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes. Performs as first or second assist on operative cases, using fine motor skills and manual dexterity. Performs procedures, prescribes treatment and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements. Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources. Makes rounds with interdisciplinary team. Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

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

Experience

Required: None.

Licensure/Certification

Required All of the following: 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.

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