What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
We are currently looking for an Advanced Practice Provider to work nights in the neurocritical care intensive care unit at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. This APP works alongside a fellow and attending physician to manage 32 critically ill patients. This is an exciting opportunity to learn alongside some of the leading Neurocritical Care Physicians in the nation that are friendly and extremely supportive. Additionally, we are a large, well established Advanced Practice Group with a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for mentorship.
The UTHealth Houston Neurosciences Neurocritical Care Program is recognized for the treatment of high-acuity brain and spinal cord illness and injuries. Our team includes top notch neurointensivists, neurocritical care fellows, and advanced practice providers. As one of the largest programs in the country, we manage more than 75 dedicated NCCU beds at 3 hospitals across Houston.
In addition to our impressive clinical presence within the city of Houston, our Neurocritical Care team is an international leader in research and participates in several multicenter trials. Investigators at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and TIRR Memorial Hermann collaborate in a cutting-edge comprehensive research program incorporating basic science, translational research, clinical trials, and comparative effectiveness research. The program utilizes the most advanced medical technologies and devices.
Location: 6400 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030
Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
- 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
- Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
- The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
- Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
- Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...
- Free financial and legal counseling
- Free mental health counseling services
- Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
- Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
- Resources for child and elder care
- Plus many more!
Provides advanced medical care to patients with complex acute, critical, and/or chronic health conditions in a clinic or hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a physician.
Position Key Accountabilities:
1. Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.
2. Conducts independent and physician supervised rounding on unit.
3. Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.
4. Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.
5. Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.
6. Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care or problem oriented care under the supervision of a physician.
7. Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests and interprets the results.
8. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.
9. Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition and health promotion or preventive health.
10. Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
11. Maintains appropriate records, and prepares chart documentation for review and counter signature by the physician.
12. Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
13. Responds to emergency situations.
14. Performs within the scope of practice prescribed by licensure and certification.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Current Texas Licensure as a Physician Assistant; Current Physician Assistant certification issued by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified or specialty certification as required by department.
Proficient in the use of medical and surgical instruments and equipment required by work.
Master’s degree as Physician Assistant. Bachelor’s degree as Physician Assistant with at least two years of professional experience in the role is acceptable based on terminal degree requirements at the time of graduation.
None; previous experience in area of clinical focus preferred.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0963, 1976, 46Y1C, 46Y1H, 66B, 66C, 4A0X1, 46YX, 65D, 230X, PHA10, 42GX, 66P, 66R, 290X.
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Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $102,550.00 - $153,840.00 per year
Work Location: In person