This is a limited appointment which may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.
Under the direction of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) attending physician, the inpatient practitioner provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients. Leads by example demonstrating professional image and leadership core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the BMT Program to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the health care continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team. Performs specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy.
Presents patient cases during daily rounds and at the weekly BMT Clinical meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals. May provide care to BMT patients in the Outpatient Center and Infusion Center. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.
Graduate of accredited PA training program and possess a PA (Physician Assistant - issued by the state of California) license with prescriptive authority issued by the Medical Board of California.
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date.
DEA Registration Certificate. Must have successfully completed or commit to complete within 6 months of hire the Controlled Substance Education Course by the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
Proven knowledge of BMT process and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results.
Demonstrates knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common blood & marrow transplant medications.
Proven experience performing initial history and physical examination; identifying major medical problems, and formulating appropriate plans of action.
Demonstrated experience performing diagnostic tests, exams, procedures used in adult medicine. Knowledge of the purpose of these tests and infection control mechanisms.
Proven experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans. Comfortable in a group teaching setting.
Demonstrated strong computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/EPIC for retrieval of patient data (computer skills required).
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour business needs.
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