Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Job ID: 22894
Date Posted: 09/17/2012
Location: BWH 75 Francis Street
Job Family: Allied Health
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Located in Boston, 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. The PA has expert knowledge of general medicine and preferably has been exposed to hematology/oncology and/or inpatient medicine. Incorporating knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients will be emphasized in day to day management of patients. (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 accordance to state, federal and Institute policies including but not limited to the DFCI PA Scope of Practice and Request for Clinical Privileges and DFCI PA Policy.
1 - 3 years of general physician assistant experience is preferred. This is an entry-level position designed for new graduates of PA school, or PAs in non-oncology/ non-hospital based practices. Eligibility to be promoted from PA I to PA II will be determined by the Chief PA and supervising MD in collaboration with the Director of the PA Program.
Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program
Licensed as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts
Maintains current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Licenses
Completes 100 hours of CME according to national and state regulations during each 2 year period of employment
Must be professional, energetic, quality driven, and have the proven ability to work well within a cohesive group of peers. He/she will exercise the highest level of professional judgment and will exercise independent originality in solving problems. The PA will have strong communication skills and sound judgment.
The PA is expected to have the maturity and confidence to work closely with clinicians, therapists, and team members across the organization. He/she will build working relationships amongst his/her peers and other team members working with inpatient oncology patients.
The PA will demonstrate a commitment to ongoing clinical education and training and will exhibit expert knowledge of inpatient oncology and general medicine.
The PA will be 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.
Schedule to be determined.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.