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Physician Assistant, PICU - Dallas, TX - Pediatrics

Company: William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Assistant, PICU - Dallas, TXWhy UT SOUTHWESTERN?
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees.
Job Summary
The Physician Assistant will be working in a large Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Health Dallas and Plano Campuses. The Pediatric APP will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education, consultation, and care coordination as a first line provider to Trauma, Neurosurgery, Solid Organ Transplant, Medical, Surgical and ECMO patients and their families.
Schedule: variable including days, nights, weekends, and rotating holidays
EDUCATION
--- Graduate of a Master's degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
---Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required.
---Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board.
--- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified by the American Heart Association or Red Cross based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.
EXPERIENCE
--- One year of pediatric experience as an Advanced Practice Provider in PICU, ER, or ICU preferred.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
Job Duties
1. Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
2. Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.
3. Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.
4. Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
5. Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.
6. Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of Position
--- Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgment.
--- Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
--- Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
--- Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
Working Conditions
Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.
This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code----51.215.
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UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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Keywords: William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Dallas , Physician Assistant, PICU - Dallas, TX - Pediatrics, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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