MD Anderson Cancer Center Supervisor, Advanced Practice Provider - Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery in Houston, Texas

Supervisor, Advanced Practice Provider - Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 116929

The primary purpose of the Supervisor, Advanced Practice Provider, position in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (TCVS) Department, is to administratively supervise, plan, and coordinate a clinical APP outpatient team for the TCVS department and to promote and maintain the health of the client across the health care continuum. This includes the performance of complex tasks on a routine basis which may involve direct and indirect clinical care, research assistance, operative and administrative and academic responsibilities.


Supervisory Responsibilities for Thoracic Outpatient APPs:

Creating a fair and comprehensive monthly schedule for assignments in the clinic for the general thoracic surgical faculty. Ensure a balanced distribution of workloads including adequate time in their office to complete job tasks. Clinical work load will also need to be balanced with other activities including departmental and institutional projects. Similarly, the supervisor will also ensure adequate time for APP’s to attend committee meetings they have been selected to serve on. Review/Approval of time off requests for thoracic outpatient APP’s.


Assist APPs with developing professional goals and completion of annual evaluations for the general thoracic outpatient APP’s. Monitor the progress of attaining these goals although this responsibility can be shared with other senior APP’s who will share in mentoring of younger APP’s.


Assist Faculty and Department Administrator with APP recruitment efforts. Oversees mentoring, development of new hires in the department and the workload of all APP’s.

Onboarding of new APP’s:

Supervisor will provide oversight but primary mentorship should ideally be distributed among other senior APP’s within the department.

Mentoring of new APP’s:

Again, the supervisor can provide oversight but each new APP should have a mentor who will work with them from the pool of more senior APP’s.

Credentialing and Re-credentialing:

Supervisor will work with an assigned administrative assistant to oversee the completion of APP credentialing/recredentialing documentation including all relevant forms and licenses. Ensuring that all elements are being addressed will fall to the individual APP’s along with oversight by the supervisor and the administrative assistant.

Management of Travel Documentation:

This includes utilization of Concur and other resources (i.e. approval of leave requests) used for travel arrangements and approvals which will be entered by the administrative assistant.

Monthly Meeting:

APP Supervisor will work with the assigned administrative assistant for assistance with the creation of the agenda, scheduling of the meeting room, communicating with some invited speakers, and assistance with the meeting minutes.

Supervisory Meetings and information dissemination:

Attend monthly meetings of relevance to the APP’s.

Attend the institutional APP supervisors meetings.

Review of all pertinent communication from departmental, divisional, and Institutional leadership and dissemination of pertinent information to the other APP’s.

Meet regularly (monthly) with the inpatient APP team.

Meet regularly (monthly) with the Department Administrator and provide updates on performance of the team, concerns and implementation of any initiatives and new programs.

Meet with the Chair and the Department Administrator as needed to discuss potential new clinical projects or clinical needs.

Meet regularly with the other outpatient APPs

Advocate for members of the APP general thoracic team.




Degree requirements as defined by the Texas State Board Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) or Texas State Board of Nurse Exmaniners (TSBNE), as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.



Two years experience as an advanced practice provider.



Current license and/or certification as defined by the (TSBPAE) or (TSBNE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.

Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.

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.