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Physician Assistant

Job Ref: 26396

Talent Area: PA or NP

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
Nassau Bay, TX 77058

Area/Department: Admin - Exec Offices

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is one of the newest members of the Houston Methodist family—extending its healing mission to the many communities in the Greater Bay Area.  Located on the shores of Clear Lake across from the Johnson Space Center, the facility offers advanced medical and surgical care by team members called to serve with excellence and compassion:

  • 137 beds, 224 physicians and over 800 staff members
  • 6 Sports Medicine clinics, 2 Outpatient Laboratory & Imaging clinics


Job Summary

Functions as a primary care provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring care.  Affects direct patient care according to the Board of Physician Assistant Examiners in the State of Texas and the Houston Methodist St. John Hospital policies and procedures.

Select the applicable age group(s) of primary customers/patients served by this position.

¿ Not applicable
¿ Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
¿ Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
¿ Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
¿ Preschooler (3-6 years)
¿ School Age (6-12 years)
¿ Adolescence (12-18 years)
¿ Young Adult (19-40 Years)
¿ Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
¿ Mature Adult (65 years and older)


I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to Houston Methodist¿s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.

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 and other ancillary clinicians. 

1. Assist management with any issues they identify; assist in data analysis, and outcome research.
2. Participate in promotional activities that TMH devises; including by not limited to radio ads, television programs, international lectures/programs and local programs to assist in growing the programs and services.

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Provide medical oversight for assigned clinics and programs offered at all clinic sites. 
4. Review all patient medical records for the program for patients at the offsite locations to assist the Medical Director in assessing appropriateness for the program to insure patient safety.
5. Review monthly lab reports on medically monitored patients, respond to critical results, and advise on any corrective action based on the results.

1. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Board of Physicians Assistants. 
2. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care.
3. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
4. Performs diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient populations.
7. Be available to respond to patient questions/issues that arise as triaged by the nurses and provide assistance for emergencies.

1. Participates in professional activities such as research presentation and publications.
2. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate.  May serve as preceptor for Physician Assistant students and medical residents.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

1. Graduate from accredited PA program and successful completion of NCCPA examination
2. Licensed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants
3. Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas

1. Required minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience
2. Must be able to communicate effectively in English

1. Licensed and Credentialed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants
2. Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas
3. American Heart Association BLS and ACLS required
Please add additional knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential functions.

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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