Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Per Diem Physician Assistant (Weekends) in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

  • Manages all aspects of patient care in collaboration with his/her supervising MD and care team

  • Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition

  • Orders and interprets diagnostic test results to obtain pertinent medical information

  • Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data which may include admission and discharge notes, daily progress notes and results of examinations

  • Prescribes therapy or medications and performs procedures according to DFCI privileges

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all members of the care team and all DF/BW staff.

  • Participates in quality improvement projects and patient safety initiatives

  • Practices in an efficient manner without compromising high level of patient care

  • Works well with and coordinates care amongst attendings, consulting teams, nurses, social worker and other healthcare professionals promoting excellence in patient care

  • Adheres to documentation of notes based on standard practice of program

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.

A Bachelor’s Degree and successful completion of an AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies program are required. Must be NCCPA Certified and licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts. Must maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Licenses and complete 100 hours of CME according to national and state regulations during each 2 year period of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Expert knowledge of general medicine and preferable exposure to hematology/oncology and/or inpatient medicine. Ability to incorporate knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients in day to day management of patients will be required.

  • Must be professional, quality driven, and have the proven ability to work well within a cohesive group of peers. Exercises the highest level of professional judgment and will exercise independent originality in solving problems. Strong communication skills and sound judgment.

  • Possesses the maturity and confidence to work closely with clinicians, therapists, and team members across the organization. Ability to build working relationships amongst his/her peers and other team members working with inpatient oncology patients.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing clinical education and training and exhibits expert knowledge of inpatient oncology and general medicine.

  • Able to accept instruction and guidance and assume graded responsibility in complex teamwork, while demonstrating an understanding of procedures, policies and documentation required to facilitate PA compliance with hospital standards of care.

  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with all members of the care team and all DF/BW staff.

Job ID: 2019-14062

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org