MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Assistant - Physician's Network - Albuquerque, NM in Albuquerque, New Mexico

This position is located in Albuquerque, NM and the incumbent will be employed by Physician's Network.

SUMMARY

The purpose/function of the Radiation Oncology Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is to promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision. They are responsible for clinical management of complex patients, scheduling of radiation treatment procedures, securing consents, prescribing medications, patient education, and coordination of care. The APP assists the Radiation Oncologist with radiation related procedures and clinical appointments. The APP coordinates activities, including writing orders and requesting consultations from multidisciplinary team members to meet patients' multiple needs and requests. The APP is responsible for the timely and efficient detection, documentation, and management of significant changes in the radiation oncology patient's condition and is able to meet and verbalize the needs of patients in their particular demands and experiences of an illness.

Ideal candidate will have 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. One year experience as a clinical APP in medical oncology or related field is strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assessment

Conduct comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status. Handle physician calls related to patient care for the assigned service. Perform clinical assessment and management for patients with no scheduled appointments. Perform clinical assessment and management of radiation-related side effects. Formulate working/differential diagnoses and stage work-up specific to service.

Planning

Develop and manage radiation clinical treatment plans, monitor outcomes, and initiate appropriate care. Use appropriate judgment to work autonomously and collaborate with the healthcare team to manage patient care throughout the continuum in a variety of settings.

Implementation

Order consultations for ancillary services. Order diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures in accordance with institution and State of New Mexico requirements. Dictate specific notes as directed by supervising physician. Maintain institutional and divisional compliance with radiation safety precautions. Initiate clinical radiation treatment plan and continuously monitor, evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and accept accountability for healthcare outcomes.

Evaluation

Promote quality health care through integration of current research into practice. Review radiographs and results dictated by radiologist.

Documentation

Sign or complete a hospital medication order and sign or complete a prescription as provided by MD Anderson/PHS Policy. Record findings in the medical record. Dictate notes as specified by assigned physician. Draft radiation prescriptions to be signed by physician.

EDUCATION

Required: 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.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current Physician Assistant license from the New Mexico Medical Board. Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of New Mexico. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred: 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. 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

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • 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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