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MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Asst- Sarcoma Medical Oncology 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.

The ideal candidate must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association, preferably with at least one year of experience.

The primary purpose of the Physician Assistant (PA) is to provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. The PA impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the care continuum.

Job Specific Competencies

Impatient Activities

• Conducts inpatient rounds with attending physicians and communicates pertinent clinical information based on physical examination and review of patient data. • Manages daily patient problems and emergency situations as they arise and documents actions implemented and their resolution. • Completes admission H&P, consultation notes, daily progress notes and discharge summaries in compliance with institutional and departmental guidelines. • Requests consultations and communicates with other services, caregivers and outside providers to coordinate patient care. • Coordinates discharge planning. • Orders patient medications, treatments and tests within authorized delegated prescriptive authority and consistent with institutional policies and procedures. • Performs advanced patient care therapeutic procedures: removing arterial catheters.

Outpatient Activities • Evaluates patients and communicates pertinent clinical information based on history, physical examination and review of patient data to attending physicians. • Dictates PME, H&P, consultation, clinic and telephone notes into the medical record according to institutional and departmental guidelines. • Facilitates appointments and testing for new patients and consultation patients to the department. • Coordinates urgent hospital admissions or emergency room referrals. • Assists with the management of unscheduled clinic patients. • Facilitates scheduling special procedures and tests with the appropriate department such as CVC insertions, echocardiograms, image-guided biopsies and aspirations, fine needle aspirations, arterial infusions and embolizations. • Monitors and follows up on results of tests including lab results, diagnostic imaging, other studies and pathology reports. • Requests consultations and communicates with other services and outside providers to coordinate patient care. • Orders patient medications, treatments and tests within authorized delegated prescriptive authority and consistent with institutional policies and procedures.

Other Activities

• Collaborates with the research team on the design of clinical protocols, creating or reviewing order sets, and/or management of protocol related events. • Assesses patients for protocol eligibility and notifies research team of potential protocol candidates. • Assesses patients for symptoms, side effects and toxicities pertaining to standard treatments and investigational studies. • May deliver medical presentations within the institution and at the local, state, and national level. • Periodic duties as requested by supervising physicians and allowed by the state and federal laws. • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.

Administrative • Completes paperwork which may include letters, FMLA, disability and insurance forms for patients by manually writing or typing necessary information or by dictated letter. • Completes peer to peer reviews and provides information to facilitate insurance authorization for testing and treatment. • Responsible for billing utilizing the Electronic Billing System to complete charges within 24 hours of providing care to patients.

Clinical Research

• May participate in clinical research by completing database forms, reviewing medical records for information, and interviewing patients/families for information. • Collaborates with the medical staff, research nurses, and other health professionals to complete research initiatives.

Continuing Education

• Attends continuing medical education opportunities to meet licensure and certification requirements and attends CME courses related to Sarcoma Medical Oncology as departmental staffing and funds allow. • Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings and conferences as scheduled.

• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

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

Experience

Required: None.

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.

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: 129244

  • 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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