Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Asst in the GI Oncology Program

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA

Company
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-4420
AJE Ref #
575894513
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

GENERAL SUMMARY: The NP/PA is a clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses clinical and academic skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer or hematologic disorders.

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PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



The NP/PA is a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances nursing/medical care within the work setting and throughout the community. The NP/PA takes advantage of formal and informal learning opportunities to strengthen his or her knowlede base in support of the Institute s Mission, Vision and Core Values.





SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: (include number of direct reports)

None.



MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, certifications, years of experience)



NP Qualifications:



* Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

* Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners

* Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics

* Masters degree in Nursing

* Minimum of 1 year oncology nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience

* Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred

* In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers

* Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred OCN, AOCN, CPON



PA Qualifications:

* NCCPA certified

* Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program

* License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts

* Maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration

* Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment

QUALIFICATIONS

SPECIFIC TO NURSE PRACTITIONER



* Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

* Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners

* Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics

* Masters degree in Nursing

* Minimum of 1 year oncology nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience

* Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred

* In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers

* Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred - OCN, AOCN, CPON

* Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.

* Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving skills and ability to make independent decisions.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.