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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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Position Summary:

Provides advanced medical care to patients, in a surgical setting, in one or more specialized surgical areas under the direction of a surgeon.


Location:    TMC & Pearland

Dept.:          MSB - UTP MHMP Orthopedics Clinic

Status:        Full-Time

FLSA:         Exempt

 

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.  Performs minor surgical procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.
4.  Manages pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the faculty supervising physician.
5.  Utilizes advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to surgery while communicating information to supervising / attending physician.
6.  Assists in collecting patient histories.
7.  Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician. 
8.  Orders appropriate laboratory tests and interprets the laboratory data such as blood and urine samples.
9.  Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical/surgical information.
10.  Provides guidance and instruction to patients on preventive health care or postsurgical care.
11.  Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
12.  Enters chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
13.  Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
14.  Responds to emergency situations.
15.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

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

Minimum Education:

Masters degree as Physician Assistant

Minimum Experience:

None; previous experience in a surgical specialty preferred.

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

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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