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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Urology - TMC in Houston, Texas

Position Title: Physician Assistant

Department: Urology

Division: Surgery

Reports to: Physician Assistant Supervisor and Manager, Supervising Physician, and Department Chairman


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary function of the Physician Assistant is to assist supervising physicians in providing direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. Demonstrate care that is effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness. Counsel and educate patients and their families about disease and illness. This PA position will function primarily in the outpatient clinic setting.


Caring Behaviors

• Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

• Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

• Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

• Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

• Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly)

Discovery Behaviors

• Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

• Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so


  1. Obtains medical history and performs physical exam on patients. Interprets diagnostic tests and radiographic results and come up with a management plan for patients in concert with faculty physicians. Takes responsibility for patient assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient needs as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Dictates in chart for all patients seen.

  2. Reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results. Formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes.

  3. Performs as first or second assist on operative cases using fine motor skills and manual dexterity.

  4. 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.

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

  6. Other duties as assigned.


Required: Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.


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

  2. Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

  3. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) OR Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).


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

  • Requisition ID: 156979

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No