Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

Work in a challenging but rewarding environment with like-minded, mission-oriented team members. The right candidate will be able to work collaboratively but independently, possess strong clinical and communication skills, and be highly accountable. This person should be comfortable performing intake health assessments, urgent care, chronic care, and emergency stabilizing care to individuals in custody at the Harris County Jail. The candidate may provide back-up/flexibility to the general provider workforce. 12-hour shifts and rotating weekends are required.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Bachelor of Science: Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), PA-C.

Work Experience:
a) Three (3) Years of Work Experience: Direct patient care in a hospital, community health clinic or urgent care environment. (Preferred)

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/Reports

a) Personal Computer

Job Attributes

a) Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities: Suturing uncomplicated wounds, Splinting, EKG Interpretation
b) Analytical Abilities
c) Mathematics
d) Medical Terminology Knowledge
e) Research Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) On-Call
c) Travel

Equipment Operated: Personal Computer

Other Requirements: Request for leave must be submitted sixty (60) days in advance for approval to enable arrangements of schedule. CME consists of five
(5) business days per year. Notice must be given sixty (60) days in advance in order to make arrangements for coverage of services.

Application Instructions

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