Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Cardio/Thoracic Surgery (Instructor)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7198779 (Ref:17993-en_US)

Posted: December 6, 2023

Job Description


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery is seeking an Advanced Practice Practitioner to provide care to patients in a hospital setting in one or more specialized areas under the direction of a physician. The accepted 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

  • Provide care for thoracic surgery patients in the operating room, intensive care unit, floor, and clinic as directed by thoracic surgery faculty. In addition, you will participate in quality improvement and clinical research activities with the thoracic surgery faculty.
  • Order appropriate perioperative diagnostic exams, including x-rays, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures, when appropriate.
  • Provide clinical coverage for Ben Taub cardiac and thoracic services, as assigned.
  • Assist cardiac and thoracic surgeons at Ben Taub, as assigned.
  • Administer simple therapeutic procedures, such as injections, suturing, wound care, nasal gastric tube placement, Foley catheter placement.
  • Provide patient education regarding therapeutic regimens, home care, and health maintenance.
  • Evaluate patients in subspecialty clinic setting and determine an initial treatment and strategy.
  • Provide routine follow-up for patients who have simple surgical procedures.
  • Provide case management for outpatients by coordinating referrals, appointments, treatments, etc.
  • Coordinate with perioperative clerical coordinator in arranging clinic visits and preoperative screening visits for patients on the surgical waiting list.
  • Provide direction and support to PA/NP students assigned to the Thoracic Surgery Service
  • Participate in quality improvement projects, as requested.
  • Assume the primary role of continuity of care for patients on the Thoracic Surgery Service at the Ben Taub General Hospital, from the preoperative to postoperative period.
  • In addition to rounding with the service team, you will coordinate and contribute, as a team, to daily patient care, which includes proceed.
  • Participate in educational activities concordant with the service, which include weekly pulmonary conference and monthly heart team meetings.

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.
  • 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.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current 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:#7198779 (Ref:17993-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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