MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Infectious Diseases in Houston, Texas

Physician Assistant - Infectious Diseases

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Internal Medicine 600642

Requisition #: 117714

The Infectious Diseases Department provides expert clinical consultations to prevent, diagnose, and treat infections in both adult and pediatric cancer patients. The mission is to provide specialized expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections in cancer patients through high quality clinical consultation, infection control and research programs.

The ideal candidate will be a Physician Assistant with a minimum of two years of experience. Prior Oncology experience is preferred.

Salary Range: min - $90,000 mid - 112,500 - max $135,000


This position is responsible for the performance of increasingly independent and complex tasks of a routine and standardized nature. Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under Physician supervision. Impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the disease process.

Key Functions

Provides assessment, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.

Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways.

Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results, formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes.

Performs procedures, prescribes treatment and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements.

Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources.

Makes rounds with interdisciplinary team.

Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice



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


Required: None

Preferred: Minimum 2 years of experience in PA role.



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.