Instructor - Physician Assistant - General Surgery

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Surgery is seeking a qualified provider who, under the direction of a physician, provides health care services to patients.

  • Serve as Surgical first-assist, requiring above-average manual dexterity for appropriate surgical performance.
  • The use of a scalpel, electric knife, surgical instruments, sterile technique, and compliance with operating room rules and regulations are preferred.
  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations for peri-operative care of surgical oncology patients.
  • Performs or orders x-rays, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures, and interprets results.
  • Formulate an assessment and plan; order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests in coordinator with faculty Supervising Physician.
  • Administers such therapeutic procedures as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care.
  • patients on prescribed therapeutic regimens, home care and health maintenance.
  • Maintains required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.
  • Provides follow-up and health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established by physicians.

Job Purpose

Provides advanced patient care to patients in a clinical setting in an area of specialization under the direction of a physician.

Job Duties
  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic procedures in accordance with relevant health concerns of the patient.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Maintain records and write orders and progress notes in patient charts as to status, treatments, and procedures.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Provide follow-up health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established with the supervising physician.
  • Communicate with physicians, patients, and the family members of patients concerning patient care.
  • Collaborates with providers, and practice staff in identifying appropriate patients for care management.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.
  • Experience Required: None required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current license as a Physician Assistant by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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