Texas Children’s Hospital Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship

We are looking for the next addition to our Physician Assistant Fellowship Program. A great candidate
is someone who wishes to gain hands-on skills in a dynamic learning environment, and can thrive in a
busy academic hospital environment. Our fellowship provides continuous professional experience
through inpatient management and independent performance of multiple surgical procedures. This job
gives candidates the opportunity to use World Class standards and practices to participate in leading
edge work, pioneering new protocols and methods. Candidates will consistently update their skills and
knowledge relevant to pediatric practice as they incorporate evidence-based practice into their day-to-
day role.
Texas Children’s Hospital Surgical Physician Assistant Fellowship Program provides advanced pediatric
surgical training to physician assistants. It is the first of its kind in the country to offer a 12-month
didactic and clinical pediatric training program. Our fellowship ensures a unique opportunity to gain
hands-on experience in a full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties, and to become a leader in
all areas of pediatric surgery. Surgical subspecialties include: congenital heart surgery, general
pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and
reconstructive surgery, trauma, urology, and an innovative new addition, surgical hospitalists.
The one-year program includes in-depth clinical pediatric surgical subspecialty experience including
two weeks of basic laboratory research. Each participating fellow then elects three surgical divisions
to focus on during the course of the program. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors
and in the operating room and will involve pre-, intra- and post-operative care. In addition to the
clinical training, the fellowship program offers a robust didactic curriculum to include CME accredited
weekly lectures by our world renowned physician’s, cadaver lab, simulation labs, and suture
workshops.
Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas and among the top in the
nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our Department of Surgery, a significant contributor to this
reputation, is driven by a professional staff that thrives on providing the highest quality surgical care
in a collaborative environment supported by a multi-disciplined team approach. We are one of the
largest surgical teams in the TCH organization with the patient load to match! Passionate about
surgical education and research, the staff is committed to advancing the field through focus on each
specialty.
Do you think you are the right person for this program?
Fellowship Goals
  • Acquire knowledge of all pediatric subspecialties within Texas Children’s Hospital to allow for diagnosis, treatment and management of the pediatric population. Strengthen physical assessment skills essential for the care of the pediatric and adolescent surgical patient.
  • Develop baseline understanding of potential complications related to the diagnosis and treatment of specific surgical diagnoses.
  • Develop skills in performing invasive procedures.
  • Provide opportunities to explore the physician assistant professional role.
  • Experience the physician assistant collaborative role among MDs and PAs within Texas Children’s Hospital.
  • Integrate a knowledge base necessary to educate patients and families.
  • Provide fundamental knowledge on the physician assistant First-Assist role within the operating room.
Minimum Requirements
  •  Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Eligibility to obtain license from Texas Medical Board to practice in the State of Texas
  • Eligibility to obtain certification by National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (new graduates may receive acceptance into the program, pending successful completion of the PANCE.)
  • Letters of recommendation—a minimum of one from program director (if new/recent graduate) and one from recent supervising physician.
  • Current CV
Desired Skills & Experience
  •  Master’s degree
  • Current BLS
  • PALS certification (Please note PALS will be administered for all PA Fellows during program orientation)
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements
  • 2 years pediatric and/or surgical patient care experience.
Our Advanced Practice professional team operates as a cohesive group that engages in active
partnership with our physician colleagues to provide World Class pediatric healthcare.
The program is led by Dr. Larry Hollier, Chief of Plastic Surgery; Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, Fellowship
Program Director and Director of Surgical Advanced Practice Providers; Kristina Marsack, PA-C,
Academics Director; Jackie Broda, PA-C, Fellowship Program Clinical Lead.
For questions or more information contact:
Jordan L. Rodriguez
Project Manager
832-826-6294
Program start date: January 22, 2018
Application deadline: October 2, 2017
Interviews: August 4th & October 6th, 2017

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