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Physician Assistant

Baylor Scott & White Health

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Initial training at Temple location - Employee will work at Waco location.

The advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology team is rapidly growing and seeking to add additional APP support.  This position is a hybrid position in which you will work in both the outpatient and inpatient settings alongside other heart failure APPs, fellows, and attendings.  Management includes patients along the entire spectrum of heart failure, from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction to severely reduced ejection fraction, cardiogenic shock, and end stage heart failure requiring advanced therapies such as inotropic support, temporary and/or durable mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation.  In the inpatient setting, you will manage patients in the cardiovascular ICU, progressive care units, and the floor and will collaborate closely with the cardiothoracic surgery teams, LVAD/OHT coordinators, and case managers.  The heart failure APPs play a critical role improving heart failure outcomes and reducing heart failure re-admissions by providing support in the outpatient clinic as well.  We welcome interested physician assistants/associates, Acute Care Certified Nurse practitioners, and Family Nurse Practitioners open to becoming acute care certified to apply.  New graduates welcome.


  • Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.

  • Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.

  • Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.

  • Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient’s response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.

  • Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.

  • Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient’s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.

  • Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Provider’s specialty and training.

  • Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).

  • Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.

  • May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.


  • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills

  • Skill in the use of computers and related software applications

  • Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans

  • Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification

  • Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests

  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer

  • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

SCHEDULE-   Mon- Fri 8-5 - Inpatient/Outpatient - Initial training at Temple location - Employee will work at Waco location.


Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –Hillcrest Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –Hillcrest is a 236-bed acute-care Level II Trauma hospital with the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the Waco region. The hospital also has the largest network of primary care physicians on its medical staff. The medical center has achieved the distinguished Magnet® status, the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing.  The hospital offers a wide range of specialties including neurosurgery, urology, sports medicine and orthopedics, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

About the Community Nestled halfway between Dallas and Austina long the Brazos River, Waco is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as one of the best places to live and work. It was also ranked No. 2as the U.S. Destination On-the-rise by Trip Advisor in 2018.Home to such attractions as Baylor University, Magnolia Market (of HGTV’s Chip and Jo fame) and the Dr Pepper Museum, Waco’s small-town feel and low cost of living belie its vibrant, entrepreneurial scene. Arts, entertainment, sports and over 400 acres of park space are just a few of the city’s unique charms.



- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

       Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire or transfer.

       Physician Assistants (PA): Must have a PA license through the state of TX.

About the employer
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!