Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Instructor)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7198549 (Ref:17990-en_US)

Posted: December 5, 2023

Job Description

Division: Surgery (80001020) 

Department: Surgery - General Surgery (90002462) 

Work Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX


The Department of Surgery is seeking a qualified candidate for an Advanced Practice Provider in an acute care clinical setting to provide medical care to patients under the direction of a physician. Candidate will be required to provide clinical excellence, scholarly enthusiasm, and a track record of excellent clinical performance. The provider will have direct patient care responsibilities.

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

  • Obtains detailed history and perform physical examinations.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Provides follow-up health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established with the supervising physician.
  • Communicates 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.
  • Promotes a positive work environment with a team-based approach through supportive and respectful interactions with peers, staff, and faculty.
  • Directs patient care responsibilities including daily rounds, detailed history and physical examinations, patient and family discussions, documentation, assist with working-up, diagnosing and treating emergent surgical conditions with care plan development and implementation.
  • Coordinates the transition from inpatient to outpatient care for patients with emergent surgical conditions.
  • Manages patients in the outpatient setting including telemedicine and in person clinic visits.
  • Orders and interpret appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests in coordination with faculty Supervising Physician.
  • Orders X-rays, CT, MRI, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures
  • Administers such therapeutic procedures as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care.
  • Delegates scheduling and clinical tasks to a medical assistant.

Minimum Qualifications


Physician Assistant:


  • 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, one to two years in a hospital/clinical setting preferred.
  • 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.


Nurse Practitioner:


  • Education Required: Master’s degree in Nursing. 
  • Experience Required: None required, one to two years in a hospital/clinical setting preferred.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Texas APRN license. Specialty certification as required by department. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.




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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7198549 (Ref:17990-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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