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

Physician Assistant - Pulmonary Medicine - Inpatient

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

Allied Health at

Internal Medicine 600642

Requisition #: 118305

The primary purpose of the Physician Assistant, Inpatient Service, position is to provide direct medical services to patients within the education, training and experience of the PA that are delegated by the supervising physician and in accordance with the policies established by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and consistent with the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners and existing State laws. Working in a team that includes physicians, fellows, technicians, nurses, etc. to provide quality patient care in relation to the patient’s described diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs.


Inpatient Service Patient Care:

Performs histories and physicals for new and existing patients.

Dictates medical records in a complete and accurate fashion to meet billing and JCAHO requirements.

Reviews/orders diagnostic tests and imagine studies, with appropriate follow-up care.

Assists in the formulation and execution of treatment plans within specialty.

Manages common general medical problems.

Prescribes medications consistent with departmental delegated prescriptive authority protocols.

Performs procedures including ultrasound guided thoracentesis as credentialed by the Institution.

Manage patients with pleural catheter according to the institutional algorithms.

Patient Education:

Provides patient education regarding the natural history of their disease as well as potential treatment benefits, risks, & alternatives to treatment.


Supports departmental research by obtaining protocol information appropriate to patient population. Interviews patients and reviews the eligibility criteria to identify potential patients for protocol studies.


Attend the Pulmonary weekly conferences.

Attend the Division of Internal Medicine continuing medical education conference.


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


Required: None

Preferred: Two years of experience in a PA role.

Preferred: Prior inpatient experience.



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.