The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) is an advanced practice clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses advanced skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and adverse health conditions. The NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such diseases and conditions. The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychosocial and emotional support. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes Schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This position is for the South Shore Health. If interested, please apply using this link; https://careers.southshorehealth.org/search/jobdetails/nurse-practitionerphysician-assistant/d94507a7-339a-4426-b87c-19682a51c7b5
The NP/PA meets all requirements of the registered nurse’s responsibilities which include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for a complex patient population. Patients have a wide range of ages, acuity, and hematological and/or oncological diagnoses.
The NP/PA is a member of a multidisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers and staff at the Institute and other collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices, and an expanded scope of clinical practice and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances the practice of nursing throughout the work setting and community. The Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
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