MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - (Surgery First Assist) - Sugar Land in Sugar Land, Texas

MD Anderson is seeking a Physician Assistant for their Sugar Land location for a surgical practice, primarily in Gynecologic Oncology, primarily at the Sugar Land location. The provider will participate in-patient and out-patient care and function as an OR first assist.

Physician assistants at MD Anderson Cancer Center partner with physicians in achieving excellence in oncology patient care. MD Anderson has surpassed 300 physician assistants, and that number continues to grow as more departments come to rely on the skills, knowledge and abilities of physician assistants to ensure that the highest quality of care is delivered to all patients.

Ideal candidate must be able to First Assist in the OR. This position will see patients in the clinic in Sugar Land and will First Assist in community Hospitals.

This Physician Assistant will be involved in all aspects of care: outpatient visits (co-managed and independent), procedures, first assisting in the community hospitals and inpatient care.


The primary purpose of the Physician Assistant position is to perform the increasingly independent and complex tasks of a routine and standardized nature, which would otherwise be performed by a physician. The incumbent in this position will provide advanced patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development, and other identified needs. This position provides quality direct and/or indirect patient care clinically, administratively and/or academically. The incumbent in this position will provide direct surgical services to patients within the education, training, and patient care parameters of the Regional Care Centers. The duties of this position are carried out in accordance with policies established by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and consistent with the Texas State Board of Physician Assistants and Medical Examiners, and existing state laws.


Minimum - $90,000 Midpoint - $112,500 Maximum - $135,000


Clinical Patient Care

Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. Performs patient assessment, writing progress notes and/or orders which are accurate, clear, legible and complete according to the standards set by Medical Records.

Performs dictations in a timely, thorough, well-organized, and accurate manner. Performs written work in a thorough, accurate, well-organized and legible manner. Completes, notes summaries, evaluations, and other medical records using the standards set by the Department of Medical Records.

Consistently performs indicated diagnostic/therapeutic procedures as directed by medical staff.

Based on working knowledge of underlying pathophysiology, utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems (physiologic or psychological) specific to Surgery.


Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association. No experience. 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. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) OR Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.


Required: None.

Preferred: Prior experience in a surgical practice; gynecology experience. Must be able to First Assist.

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.