Physician Assistant

Compensation

: $224,710.00 - $224,710.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Physician



Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for assisting the Program Attending physicians in the medical management of hematologic (including BMT) and solid tumor oncology patients, as well as patients receiving elective chemotherapy. Inpatient PAs will be expected to collaborate and cross- train with all of the inpatient teams. The PA works closely with the physician and nursing staff to develop and coordinate a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families. Professional collaboration between inpatient and the ambulatory setting is expected by all PAs.


In collaboration with a physician, the PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support. The PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The PA is a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances nursing/medical care within the work setting and throughout the community. The PA takes advantage of formal and informal learning opportunities to strengthen his or her knowledge base in support of the Institute s Mission, Vision and Core Values.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • NCCPA certified
  • Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program
  • License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts
  • Maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration
  • Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of general medicine and preferable exposure to hematology/oncology and/or inpatient medicine. Ability to incorporate knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients in day to day management of patients will be required.
  • Must be professional, quality driven, and have the proven ability to work well within a cohesive group of peers. Exercises the highest level of professional judgment and will exercise independent originality in solving problems. Strong communication skills and sound judgment.
  • Possesses the maturity and confidence to work closely with clinicians, therapists, and team members across the organization. Ability to build working relationships amongst his/her peers and other team members working with inpatient oncology patients.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing clinical education and training and exhibits expert knowledge of inpatient oncology and general medicine.
  • Able to accept instruction and guidance and assume graded responsibility in complex teamwork, while demonstrating an understanding of procedures, policies and documentation required to facilitate PA compliance with hospital standards of care.
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with all members of the care team and all DF/BW staff.

PATIENT CONTACT:

Yes all ages.


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