PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OUTPATIENT CANCER CENTER (HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES CLINIC 5-1 DUKE CANCER CENTER

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

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POSITION: Advanced Practice Provider – Hematologic Malignancies Clinic at Duke Cancer Center

SITES OF PRACTICE:  Duke Cancer Center Clinic 5-1, 9100 inpatient hematologic malignancy unit.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Physician Assistant Certification or
•    Nurse Practitioner Licensure and Certification
•    Licensed in the State of North Carolina
•    Hematological Malignancy Experience Preferred

POSITION SUMMARY:  Primary contact, resource and liaison for the patient and other members of the hematologic malignancy team throughout the care of the patient.  Develop the clinical treatment plan for patients in conjunction with the patient’s primary physician. Communicate clinical information to physicians and ancillary staff to ensure quality care, appropriate clinical decision-making and adherence to protocol or treatment plan requirements.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Primary contact, resource and liaison for the patient and other members of the Hematologic Malignancy team during the treatment and long term follow up.
•    Develops the clinical treatment plan for new patients in conjunction with the patient’s primary physician and requests the appropriate and necessary orders as required.
•    Effectively communicates clinical information to physicians and clinical staff to ensure quality care, appropriate clinical decision-making and adherence to protocol/treatment plan requirements.
•    Develops individual schedules that facilitate efficient patient access to services and communicates plan of care to the patient and care team.
•    Participates in the education of the patient and ensures patient eligibility and adherence to protocol criteria.
•    Provides protocol and treatment related education to the patient and/or caregiver in a manner that meets their learning style and needs.
•    Participates in the informed consent process, confirming signature and appropriate reporting and filing of any consent.
•    Identify report and manage toxicities and/or adverse events that require clinical intervention.
•    Understands data management requirements of the protocol and utilizes appropriate tools, processes and/or systems to obtain data in a timely manner.
•    Perform necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (within the scope of practice of the supervising physician).  These may include, but are not limited to the following:  bone marrow biopsy/aspirate/lumbar puncture, Hickman catheter removal, skin biopsy.
•    Conduct physical exams, obtain patient histories, monitor patient progress, and may be required to see patients independently.
•    Order appropriate medications, laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures.  Prescriptive practice will exclude chemotherapy.
•    Document the patient’s course of treatment at the direction of the supervising physician.
•    Coordinates care between the inpatient and outpatient setting and between multiple ancillary and support departments (i.e. Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Labs) and patient’s referring physician.
•    Collaborates with insurance companies, home health, home infusion and/or other services to facilitate the clinical support needs of the patient.
•    Assure proper charges have been posted and appropriate documentation provided.
•    Participate in meeting the educational requirements of students, medical residents, fellows and other members of the health care team
•    Attend Program required meetings.
•    Responsible for maintaining CME requirements.
•    Responsible for maintaining required state item for binder at all times.

Minimum Qualifications
Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Physician Assistant Certificate of Registration with the North Carolina Medical Board or be certification eligible, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Experience
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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