PA PICU Job Req 92727

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The Physician Assistant with experience caring for critically ill or injured children in a high acuity specialized acute care setting is a strong candidate for this job opportunity to join the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) team that admits a variety of medical, surgical, neonatal and pediatric patients, at this leading academic children's hospital in Texas. The Physician Assistant in the PICU is responsible for providing health care for pediatric patients who require critical care and close monitoring with a variety of conditions and disorders such as septic shock, acute lung injury, trauma, cardiac disease, gastrointestinal surgery, oncology, neurological disorders, ingestions, renal disease, liver disease, endocrine disorders, and hepatic, renal, heart, and bone marrow transplantation. This is a full time position with a variable shift commitment that includes a rotation of days/nights/holidays/weekends.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Perform admission histories and physicals
Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests
Develop, implement, and modify plans of care
Manage the entire patient course in collaboration with the attending
Initiate referrals and follow-up on consults to other healthcare providers
Plan and prepare patients for discharge
Provide education and support for patients and families regarding diagnosis, ongoing care, and prescribed medical treatments and medications
Participate in quality improvement initiatives and research

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Current PA license or temporary license issued by the Texas Physician Assistant Board. If license is temporary, full licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant must be issued within 180 days of hire.
Current certificate issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, required
Current CPR/BLS and PALS certifications

Education Requirements

Education requirements for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Graduate of a Master's level educational accredited program for Physician Assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

The eighth largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation, this leading academic children's hospital was named one of the top pediatric hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2019-20. It is nationally ranked in ten pediatric specialties, and has attained Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at sharla@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Previous pediatric experience, preferred

Skills

inpatient; pediatric; Pediatric intensive Care Unit; Physician Assistant

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