Baylor Scott & White Texas Surgical Specialists – Waxahachie, has board-certified surgeons and continues to grow to meet the surgical needs of the greater Ellis County community—from Waxahachie to Midlothian, Ennis to Red Oak and beyond. Their goal is to provide professional healthcare in a friendly welcoming environment.
They are seeking a surgical Physician assistant to join their growing practice. This PA provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. This position will include general as well as specializing in advance laparoscopic, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, hernia, and bariatric surgeries.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.
Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.
Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments.
Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate.
Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion.
Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.
Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.
Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider’s specialty and training.
Duties will be divided between new patient visits, pre-operative care, post-operative care and performing procedures within the operating room.
Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.
Typical Schedule Monday – Friday day shifts but may be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Keen knowledge of patient preparation for surgery and by using innovative techniques and materials including robotic surgery
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
Verbal and written communication skills
Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
Skill in the use of computers and related software applications
Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans
Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification
Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Physician Assistants (PA): Must have a PA license through the state of TX.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!