Per Texas Board of Nursing regulations and hospital policy, this position requires current national board certification as an ACUTE CARE nurse practitioner licensed in the state of Texas as such, or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas as an ACUTE CARE nurse practitioner. Alternatively, nationally board certified physician assistants with advanced practice experience in critical care and current Texas licensure or eligible for Texas licensure will also be considered on an individual basis for the position.


The medical and surgical intensive care units will be staffed and managed by PCCA and will operate as a true intensivist program, with the intensivist serving as head of the multidisciplinary team, overseeing and managing all ICU patients, and working closely with surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, pulmonary medicine physicians, hospitalists and support staff.

Program Model

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates has partnered with Hendrick Medical Center to establish a state-of-the-art, true intensivist service. This is an Intensivist Program in development. Slated to begin June 2019. The intensivist service will provide 24-hour coverage in the Medical Surgical ICU. Intensivist physicians can expect to work a 7-day block of 12-hour day shifts 7am to 7pm. Daytime support is provided by two APPs. At 7pm the intensivist will sign out to the night APP who will provide coverage until 7am. The intensivist is free to leave the hospital but will be available by phone to the APP for backup.

Staffing Model

Day: 1 physician / 2 APPs
Night: 2 APPs with physician on-call for backup

Intensivist Schedule

The Intensivist will work two weeks a month, 26 weeks a year
A week of days, Monday through Sunday (7am to 7pm)
A week off
A week of days, Monday through Sunday (7am to 7pm


Hendrick Medical Center is the largest hospital facility in Abilene, Texas, and the first name in healthcare for Midwest Texas. Hendrick Medical Center Level III Trauma Center is licensed for 564 beds, and at capacity fills 340 beds. The Hendrick family of services includes a women’s center, rehabilitation hospital, cancer center, hospice center, NICU and numerous other innovative services.
Hendrick Medical Center is dedicated to significant and continuous expansion and capital reinvestement in facilities, equipment and human resources to ensure the best healthcare for the Texas Midwest.


Abilene is a midsized city of 120,000, in Midwest Texas. It is located 150 miles west of Fort Worth. Abilene is home to Dyess Air Force Base and the 7th Bomb Wing.
Abilene Regional Airport, is serviced by American Airlines and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to DFW International.


The Intensivists will be employees of Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc private physician group. Full-time Intensivists receive a comprehensive benefits package, including malpractice and health insurance, employer-contributed retirement funds with 401K option and reimbursable CME. The salary is nationally competitive.

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