Physician Assistant, Pediatric Orthopedics, Level I Trauma
Company: UT Southwestern
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Why UT SOUTHWESTERN?
Join UT Southwestern on our mission to educate, discover, and heal.
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, we
are committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion.
As a world-renowned medical and research center, the Department of
Pediatrics strives to provide the best possible care and resources
for the community. Named by U.S News & World Hospital as one of the
nation's best pediatric hospitals and #3 in the nation for
Orthopedics, Children's Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern
Pediatric Group is dedicated to serving the needs of pediatric
patients and conducting research to provide leading-edge care for
the Dallas/Fort Worth community. We invite you to be a part of the
UT Southwestern team where you'll discover teamwork,
professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.
The Pediatric Physician Assistant will work with a team of
providers covering pediatric orthopedic injuries for a Level I
trauma center at Children's Medical Center. This position will
demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking and clinical
expertise in working with pediatric orthopedic patients in the
emergency room and both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Scheduled Hours: Mon - Fri, 12-hour variable shifts
Graduate of a Master's degree or higher Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
accredited Physician Assistant program.
Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician
Assistants (NCCPA) Certification required.
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
A minimum of 1 year of general orthopedic experience as a pediatric
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
Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical
examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological
Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and
evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and
interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic
Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as
appropriate based on specialty and training.
Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education
to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and
preventive health measures.
Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through
planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings,
to improve clinical and system practice performance.
Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely
applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
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
Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for
improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care
Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The
incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious
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
Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Physician Assistant, Pediatric Orthopedics, Level I Trauma, Other , Dallas, Texas
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