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Physician Assistant - General Surgery - LBJ Hospital - General Surgery

Company: UT Health Science Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Assistant - General Surgery - LBJ HospitalWhat we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

UTHealth Houston Department of Surgery - General Surgery is hiring a Physician Assistant to join their team of professionals at LBJ Hospital.

Location: Lyndon B. Johnson Building @ 5656 Kelley Street, Houston, Texas 77026

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

* 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
* Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
* The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!
* Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
* Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees' wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

* Free financial and legal counseling
* Free mental health counseling services
* Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
* Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
* Resources for child and elder care
* Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides patient care assistance in a clinic or hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a primary care physician.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.

2. Assesses patient's medical complaints and provides appropriate treatment.

3. Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for tuberculosis, and provides guidance and preventative health to students.

4. Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem-oriented care under the supervision of a physician.

5. Orders appropriate laboratory tests and interprets the laboratory data such as blood and urine samples.

6. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.

7. Provides guidance and instruction in preventive health care to patients.

8. Provide counseling in various areas such as birth control and family planning.

9. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.

10. Prepares chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.

11. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.

12. Responds to emergency situations.

13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Texas Licensure as a Physician Assistant

Current Physician Assistant certification issued by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Proficient in the use of medical and surgical instruments and equipment required by work.

Minimum Education:

Master's degree as Physician Assistant. Bachelor's degree as Physician Assistant with at least two years of professional experience in the role is acceptable based on terminal degree requirements at the time of graduation.

Minimum Experience:


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code -- 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0963, 1976, 46Y1C, 46Y1H, 66B, 66C, 4A0X1, 46YX, 65D, 230X, PHA10, 42GX, 66P, 66R, 290X.

For a complete list please visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs.

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

Keywords: UT Health Science Center, Houston , Physician Assistant - General Surgery - LBJ Hospital - General Surgery, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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