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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Radiation Oncology (CNS/Pedi) - Main Campus (Days) in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson's Radiation Treatment Center is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world. Our tools and expertise allow us to offer patients the most effective and advanced radiation treatments available, including new therapies that reduce or eliminate some of the side effects of radiation treatment. Most patients are referred to the Radiation Treatment Center by another MD Anderson care center. We also accept patient self-referrals and external physician referrals. Types of cancers we treat: Breast cancer; Central nervous system tumors; Gastrointestinal cancers; Genitourinary cancers; Gynecologic cancers; Head and neck cancers; Lymphoma and myeloma; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Pediatric cancers; and Thoracic cancers.

SUMMARY

The Physician Assistant in the Radiation Oncology Clinic will work a Monday – Friday day shift in an outpatient setting. Previous experience in Radiation Oncology/Oncology.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Provides assessment, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways. Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results, formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes. May performs as first or second assist on operative cases, using fine motor skills and manual dexterity. 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. Makes rounds with interdisciplinary team. Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice.

EDUCATION :

Required:

Physician Assistant:

Degree requirements as defined by the National Commission on

Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), required for clinical

certification for physician assistants.

Graduate of a Physician Education Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

LICENSURE :

Required:

Physician Assistant:

Current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Current Physician Assistant license from the Texas Medical Board.

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

CERTIFICATION :

Current AHA BLS certification.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) if mandated by clinical service.

EXPERIENCE :

New Graduates will be considered.

Required: A minimum of one year clinical experience as an APP in an inpatient setting or a minimum of two years clinical experience in an outpatient setting.

Preferred: One year experience as a clinical APP in medical oncology or related field.

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: 133048

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

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

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

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

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