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Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery

Job Ref: 24602

Talent Area: PA or NP

Houston Methodist West Hospital
Houston, TX 77094

Area/Department: Neurosurg - WH - Clinic Ops

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services. 

Job Summary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient. 2. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. 3. Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge) identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations. 4. Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders. Accepts accountability for outcomes in healthcare. 5. Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient populations. 6. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Board of Physicians Assistants. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care. 7. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate. May serve as preceptor for Physician Assistant students and medical residents. 8. Performs pre operative histories, physical exams and inpatient admissions. Identifies patients prior to surgery. Helps position patients in the operating room. 9. Surgical first assisting to include retracting, suctioning, suturing, cauterizing and performing other surgical duties directed by the physician. 10. Assists physician with rounding of inpatients and coordinating their care. May also perform hospital consults. 11. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities. 12. Maintains current licensure and credentials. Remains current in practice. 13. Participates in professional activities such as research presentation and publications. 14. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement. 15. Performs other duties as assigned.      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     Graduate from accredited PA program and successful completion of National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination  Licensed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants (PA). Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas      

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS     Required minimum of 3  years of clinical experience and 1  year of surgical experience. Must be able to communicate effectively in English.      

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED     Licensed and Credentialed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants.  Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas      


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