UT Health Physician Assistant - Practice Plan in West Houston, Texas
Physician Assistant - Practice Plan
West Houston, Texas
Advanced Care Providers
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 190002N3
Provides patient care assistance in a clinic or hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a primary care physician.
Location: West Houston, TX
Dept.: MSB Orthopedic Surgery
Position Key Accountabilities:
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.
Assesses patient’s medical complaints and provides appropriate treatment.
Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for tuberculosis, and provides guidance and preventative health to students.
Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician.
Orders appropriate laboratory tests and interprets the laboratory data such as blood and urine samples.
Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.
Provides guidance and instruction in preventive health care to patients.
Provide counseling in various areas such as birth control and family planning.
Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
Prepares chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
Responds to emergency situations.
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.
Masters degree as Physician Assistant.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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