The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for working with the Attending Physicians in the medical and/or surgical management of hematologic (including BMT) and solid tumor oncology patients. The PA has expert knowledge of medical and/or surgical oncology, incorporating knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients in day-to-day management of patients. The PA works closely with the physician and multidisciplinary team to develop and coordinate a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families. Professional collaboration between inpatient and the ambulatory setting is expected by all PAs.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is honored to be one of the organizations to receive the American Academy of PAs’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) 2020-2021 Employer of Excellence Award. The EOE Awards, the first and only PA-specific award program for organizations, is designed to showcase employers that have implemented practices that create positive work environments for PAs and encourage collaborative provider teams.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
A Masters 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.
PA I: No professional experience required.
PA II: 2 years of qualifying professional Physician Assistant experience
PA III: 5 years of qualifying professional Physician Assistant experience
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Physician Assistant I
Physician Assistant II
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the PA I, the PA II also:
Physician Assistant III
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the PA II, the PA III also:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Provides direct care to patients
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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.