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Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist - West Campus

at Texas Children's Hospital

Posted: 3/28/2020
Job Reference #: 9842

Job Description

Talent Area
Advanced Practice Providers
Shift Description
Rotating schedule. Days, nights and weekends. 10-12 hour shifts.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Physician Assistant for our Surgical Hospitalist specialty, someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. This team works a rotating schedule with 10- or 12-hour shifts which include days, nights and weekends. The Surgical Hospitalist handles a wide variety of patients collaborating regularly with other specialty groups supporting a 24/7, 365-day a year department. This position includes inpatient/surgical emergency center consultations, operating room First-Assist, and perioperative coverage.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • Provide quality patient care within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant, through delegation of the supervising physician within inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings
  • Perform inpatient/surgical emergency center consultations
  • Work independently to assess, diagnose, treat, and educate patients, consulting with physician as needed
  • Provide appropriate clinical documentation using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for all patient encounters
  • Perform comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations for all patients
  • Participate in daily rounds for pediatric surgery patients
  • Perform minor surgical procedures independently
  • Collaborate effectively with physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses and our resident team
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and clinical team
  • Expedite surgical patients through the emergency room
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and clinical team
  • Collaborate with pediatric surgery, urology, plastic surgery, ENT and orthopedics


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current license from Texas Medical Board to practice in the State of Texas
  • Current certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Two years of surgical or emergency room experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Current BLS and PALS certification preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment preferred
  • Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA, and JCAHO guidelines and treatments preferred

Company Profile

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.

To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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