Physician Assistant- Oncology- Richardson Clinic
Job Number: 96741
Category: Advanced Practice Provider
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 371008 - SCC-Cancer Programs
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Masters Program.
Must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Texas Physician Assistant License - temporary acceptable for new graduates until permanent license is issued upon receipt of passing Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Scores (within one year of hire).
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) are required.
Three (3) years Oncology experience highly preferred.
Responsible for Acute Symptom Management/Oncology Urgent Care, working in established hematology and oncology patients when they are sick walk-ins.
Working in patients recently released from the hospital, for after hospital follow-ups; ideally within 1 week of discharge.
Educating patients to best care for themselves while taking chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
Counsel patients regarding life after cancer treatment by developing individualized survivorship care plans.
Chemotherapy or immunotherapy follow-up visits to assess for toxicity prior to the next chemotherapy treatment (these visits will alternate with the physician).
First point of contact for patient telephone calls/questions.
Exposure to caring for patients on clinical trial and the opportunity to become active on all open protocols available at our site.
Place orders, including scheduling tests and procedures, obtaining approval for prior authorizations, or conducting peer-to-peer calls as needed.
Call patients to discuss critical lab results or medication changes.
Opportunity to develop improved processes to enhance care delivery and quality.
Opportunity to perform bone marrow biopsies, skin biopsies, lumbar punctures and accessing of Omaya reservoirs for administration of intrathecal chemotherapy.
Supervise chemotherapy infusions according to CMS requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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