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Company: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Summary Job Purpose

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner (Instructor)

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery is seeking a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner who will work with Surgical Oncology patients under the direction of a physician.

This position will assist the supervising physician with evaluating and assessing patients to determine treatment plan. They will see post-operative patients.

Job Duties

• Serve as Surgical first-assist, requiring above-average manual dexterity for appropriate surgical performance.

• The use of a scalpel, electric knife, surgical instruments, sterile technique, and compliance with operating room rules and regulations are preferred.

• Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations for peri-operative care of surgical surgical oncology patients.

• Performs or orders x-rays, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures, and interprets results.

• Formulate an assessment and plan; order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests in coordinator with faculty Supervising Physician.

• Administers such therapeutic procedures as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care.

• Instructs patients on prescribed therapeutic regimens, home care and health maintenance.

• Maintains required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.

• Provides follow-up and health maintenance care to patients in accordance with protocols established by physicians.

• Give direction and support to PA/NP students assigned to the service.

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirement


  • Master's degree from an approved Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas.


  • Nurse Practitioners: Masters degree in Nursing. 
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Current Texas Licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), and with a mandatory acute care certification (CPNP-AC).


  • Physician Assistant: Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NOTE: Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies accepted based on terminal degree requirements at time of graduation.


  • Physician Assistant: Current license as a Physician Assistant by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board.
  • Specialty certification as required by department.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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