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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant (Gyn Onc Surgery) - West Houston in West Houston, Texas

MD Anderson is seeking a Physician Assistant (Gynecologic Oncology Surgery) for the West Houston location. The Physician Assistant will need to accompany and assist surgeon at all community hospitals (where credentialed) and possibly MD Anderson Cancer Center main campus in the Texas Medical Center.

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 will be an experienced Physician Assistant and will have surgical experience preferably in a gynecology and or oncology setting

SUMMARY

To promote, provide, and maintain patient care under physician supervision in the Gynecological oncology surgical areas of the M. D. Anderson Houston Area Locations. Affect patient care and outcomes throughout the disease process across the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center according to the policies and procedures provided by the UT MDACC and the State of Texas as they pertain to Physician Assistants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients throughout the continuum in the surgical, inpatient and ambulatory setting based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

Direct care of patients with a wide range of oncologic diseases to include new patients, Consultations, Follow-Up during and after cancer surgeries and therapies, autonomous survivorship clinic.

Proficient use of EPIC in the delivery of care.

Perform and document history and physicals, order diagnostic studies, therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff.

Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many patients require long term and multi-disciplinary care; especially with surgery scheduling.

Surgery

Performs first and second assist in surgery as directed by the physician (on an as-needed basis). Demonstrates manual dexterity in use of scalpel and sutures. Performs retraction and suctioning, assistance with sutures, and direct hemostasis as needed. Note: Physician Assistant will need to accompany and assist surgeon at all community hospitals (where credentialed) and possibly MD Anderson Cancer Center main campus.

Responsible for writing postoperative orders. Responsible for ensuring the patient's smooth transition to the recovery room and/or surgical intensive care unit. Reports patient's medical status to the nurse in charge of the patient, and back to the attending surgeon.

Inpatient

Makes daily rounds (as appropriate) with or on behalf of faculty on in-patients (community hospitals and MD Anderson main campus as needed), before clinic, conference, or OR duties, by walking from office to inpatient rooms. Performs a variety of inpatient patient care activities (both patient and clinic area): wound care and dressing changes, removal of drain and sutures, etc. Provide discharge planning for inpatients. Make arrangements for follow-up care in the Surgery clinic. May be responsible for inpatient consults when attending physician is unavailable.

EDUCATION

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

CERTIFICATION

Required: PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None.

Preferred: Experienced Physician Assistant in a surgical setting.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 129976

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • 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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