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.
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.
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.
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
Current AHA BLS certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) if mandated by clinical service.
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
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