MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The Emergency Medicine department is comprised of a group of physicians, advanced practice providers, and researchers dedicated to promoting the development of oncologic emergency medicine as a distinct discipline.


Patient Assessment:

Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. Must be able to verbally communicate findings to physician and family members.

Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment. Must be able to communicate in a clear and understandable manner. Must be able to visually read and write findings and to verbally communicate with patients and patient's family.

Report findings and test results to attending physician. Must be able to visually check records and write findings.

Monitors laboratory, clinical radiographic and procedural data for assigned patients. Must visually evaluate data and prepare written information.

Reviews the finding of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration with the attending physician. This involves evaluating data from computer. Requires good perception and reading comprehension.

Intervention/Evaluation and Consultation:

Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.

Evaluates health care provided and modifies care as needed (under the supervision of a physician if medical acts are required).

Provides psychological support to patients and families.

Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.

Facilitates use of agency resources.

Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.

Schedules consultations, diagnostic tests or procedures, future appointments for patients in coordination with the attending physician.

Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel.

Collaborates with medical, nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow up and evaluation.

Recommends therapeutic measures for relief of symptoms. Intervention/Evaluation and Consultation

Performance of diagnostic/therapeutic procedures:

Undergoes training of specific medical procedures at MDACC by a physician.

Demonstrates competency of specific procedure under the direct supervision of a physician.

Performance of medical procedures may include: Obtaining blood from arterial and venous punctures including central lines; venous catheters and heparin locks; administration of drugs as needed including intravenous, intraventricular, intrapleural and intraperitoneal; lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsy, multiple bone marrow aspirations, paracentesis or other medical procedures under the supervision of an M.D.



Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.





Four years of clinical experience as a PA - OR - Two years of clinical experience as a PA at UT MDACC or like Institution (comprehensive cancer center).



PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000