The Physician Assistant Specialty evaluates, plans, and provides care for hospital patients in consultation with and under the direct supervision of the attending Physician. Performs inpatient clinical procedures under the direction of the attending Physician and according to approved protocols. Initiates and changes orders for tests and patient care based on the condition of the patient and approval of Physician.
The Physician Assistant Specialty compiles medical history information and other relevant data from the patient and family for the patients medical record, evaluates patient condition and medical needs and develops a plan of care to be approved by the attending Physician, performs inpatient clinical procedures under the direction of the attending Physician and according to approved protocols, and performs advanced clinical procedures in emergency situations. The Physician Assistant initiates orders for inpatient diagnostic examinations or tests based on the attending Physicians verbal orders and/or written protocol, to be countersigned by the attending Physician, and initiates or changes patient care orders when there is a change in patient condition or after consulting with the attending Physician.
In collaboration with Physicians, provides follow-up care with the patients. Participates in inpatient care team responsibilities for the delivery of patient care, compliance with requirements of applicable agencies, and for the implementation of ongoing continuous quality improvement.
The Physician Assistant Specialty may performs clinical research on related topics, participates with the Physician in maintaining an effective on-call program and in health education and promotional activities as required. Attends routine meetings and participates on committee for policy/procedures development. Attends seminars and conferences as required.
The ideal Physician Assistant Specialty will have a Masters degree, an ability to communicate with patients, family members and all levels of staff, perform inpatient clinical procedures and provide patient care under the direction of the attending Physician.
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!