Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in Pediatric Neuro Oncology

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


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.

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.


In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA will manage therapeutic and supportive regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The NP/PA in this position will be working with pediatric oncology patients focusing within the disease group of CNS tumors. 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 an integral member of an interdisciplinary care team, partnering with physicians and other team members. This requires effective communication and collaboration with neuro-oncology team members, with co-workers at the Institute, as well as 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 knowledge base in support of the Institute’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.


NP Qualifications:

  1. Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  2. Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners
  3. Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics
  4. Master’s degree in nursing
  5. Minimum of 1-year pediatric oncology nursing experience or 1-year Nurse Practitioner experience
  6. Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
  7. In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers
  8. Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred – OCN, AOCN, CPON, CPHON, BMTCN

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
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