Pediatric Physician Assistant Oncology Job Req 92603

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This is a great opportunity for a Physician Assistant to assume responsibility for the direct care and follow-up of Oncology patients at this leading academic children's hospital in Texas. In collaboration with the attending physician, the experienced Oncology Physician Assistant provides comprehensive inpatient care for high acuity children, adolescents and young adults who are undergoing treatment for a wide range of cancers. This is a full time position with variable shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant Oncology Job:
Obtain health histories and perform physical examinations
Assess conditions of pediatric oncology patients
Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, interventions and procedures
Formulate, monitor, manage, and adjust family centered plans of treatment
Utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability as indicated
Prescribe medications
Collaborate with the attending to write orders for sedation, chemotherapy and supportive care
Facilitate patient transitions within and between healthcare settings
Provide ongoing education, communication, and support for patients, families, nursing staff, and the provider team
Participate in professional development through various educational offerings to maintain required competencies for the position
As preceptor and mentor, support the professional development of nurses, nurse practitioners, students, and other healthcare providers

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Physician Assistant Oncology Job:
Current PA license (or eligible) in the State of Texas
Current national Physician Assistant certification
Current CPR/BLS and PALS certifications
Strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Physician Assistant Oncology Job:
Graduate of a Master's level accredited educational program for physician assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

This leading academic children's hospital was named one of the top pediatric hospitals in U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2018-19, ranking in ten pediatric specialties, including a top pediatric cancer center in the nation. It has attained Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Excellent orientation, management support, job satisfaction and quality of work life contribute to the success of the staff at this leading academic center children's hospital. This position offers nationally competitive salaries, great benefits and a variety of career development opportunities. For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at sharla@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Physician Assistant Oncology Job:
Previous pediatric or oncology care experience is preferred

Skills

inpatient; oncology; pediatric; Physician Assistant

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