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Physician Assistant - Head & Neck Surgery - General Surgery

Company: The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Cent
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Assistant - Head & Neck SurgeryThe 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.



Patient Assessment

* Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs.
* Evaluates health status by performing the history, physical and psychosocial assessment on initial and subsequent visits.
* Makes daily rounds on each inpatient and reports findings and test results to attending physician.
* Performs history and physical examinations, pre-operative assessments, and primary medical evaluations.
* Reviews the findings of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management in collaboration with the attending physician.


* Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other health care personnel.
* Evaluates and modifies plan of care, as needed.
* Provides psychological support to patients and families.
* Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.
* Facilitates use of agency resources.
* Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.
* Schedules consultations, diagnostic test or procedures, future appointments for patients in coordination with the attending physician.

Performance of diagnostic/therapeutic procedures

* Undergoes training of specific medical procedures at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center by a physician.
* Demonstrates competency of specific procedure under the direct supervision of a physician leading to certification to perform the procedure.

Educator :

Provides health education to the patient and his/her family (e.g., management of side effects, anticipatory teaching).

Participates in formal and informal instruction of nursing students, professional nurses and other health professionals.

Keeps self current by:

* Attending continuing education programs related to the clinical area.
* Reviewing literature related to clinical area.
* Participating in professional nursing organizations.
* Communicating advances in nursing practice or health care in general in writing through publication and presentation of scientific papers.


Contributes to research efforts of department/section by:

* Identifying clinical problems amenable to research methods.
* Initiating or collaborating in research projects.

Applies pertinent research to clinical practice.


Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel, making recommendation regarding treatment.

Collaborates with medical nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, discharge planning, follow-up and evaluation.

Other duties as assigned.



Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.



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.

Must meet the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) , ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) if working in one of following department: Pediatrics - Patient Care (113100).

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: 161731
* Employment Status: Full-Time
* Employee Status: Regular
* Work Week: Days
* Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000
* Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000
* Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000
* FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
* Fund Type: Hard
* Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
* Pivotal Position: Yes
* Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
* Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
* Science Jobs: No


Keywords: The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Cent, Houston , Physician Assistant - Head & Neck Surgery - General Surgery, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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