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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Lymphoma / Myeloma in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Clinical patient care duties:

Conduct preliminary assessments of physician's new and follow-up clinic patients.

Dictate clinic progress notes on physician's follow-up patients, dictate PMEs on new patients, and dictate consultation notes on his new consults.

Write admission notes and orders for physician's patients admitted into the hospital.

Write outpatient orders, including those for chemotherapy, IV fluids, transfusions, growth factors, etc.

Assist with physician's clinic-related paperwork and miscellaneous clinic activities.

Screen patients' telephone calls and refer to physician, when appropriate.

Evaluate physician's clinic and Emergency Center "drop-in" patients.

Attend department meetings pertinent to patient care.

Assist physician with in-patient care, when needed.

Work with another physician in physician's absence, if directed by physician.

Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to patient care and/or clinic operations as assigned by the Medical Director of the clinic and/or the attending physician.

Perform bone marrow aspiration procedures.

Related duties during non-clinic hours, as directed by physician:

Screen patients for eligibility.

Obtain charts and x rays as needed for analysis.

Help prepare chemotherapy orders.

Assess patients for eligibility:

Evaluate patients and perform physical examinations.

Write information and clinic notes to and for the physician.

Assist research nurses in identifying patients who may benefit by registration.

Explain treatment options and plans to patients.

EDUCATION

Required:

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

Prferred: Prior experience in Physician Assistant role.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

All of the following:

PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

Must meet the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) , ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) if working in one of following department: Pediatrics - Patient Care (113100).

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: 141564

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400

  • Science Jobs: No

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