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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider - Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormone Disorders in Houston, Texas

The Advanced Practice Provider in the department of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders is responsible for the performance of increasingly independent and complex tasks under the guidance of the attending physician, in addition to duties of a more routine and standardized nature. Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under Physician supervision. Impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the disease process.

Shift: Monday - Friday, day shift

Division: Internal Medicine

The ideal candidate will be a PA or FNP with at least one year of experience in endocrine or primary care.

The Department of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients with endocrine system tumors, both malignant and benign. Specialized care is required when cancer affects the endocrine system. Disruptions to the body's delicate hormonal balance from cancer or the therapies used to treat it can have long-reaching effects, particularly in pediatric patients. Treating the tumor itself just isn't enough. Our mission includes anticipation and management of treatment-related side effects, including pediatric growth disorders and metabolic bone diseases.

Our multidisciplinary approach offers patients the best possible outcome, so that successful treatment doesn't have to be a compromise. Our specialists work closely with teams of physicians from other departments to manage patients with these diseases. Our endocrinologists collaborate with our surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to provide dedicated state-of-the-art patient care, while performing clinical research to evaluate how best to apply the most recent developments in cancer medicine.

The Advanced Practice Provider provides direct quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment plans, age group, development and other identified needs, and continuously evaluates outcomes. Promotes and maintains the health of the client across the health care continuum. Conducts comprehensive assessments, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, clergy, etc., to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols, and clinical pathways. Performs procedures, prescribes treatment and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements. Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources. Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice.

EDUCATION:

One of the following is required:

Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice (May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an APRN from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003). Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred : A t least one year of APP experience in endocrine or primary care.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants & Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

MAY BE REQUIRED:

Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 147360

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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