• NP/ PA Stem Cell Transplant Donor Services

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 12:59 PM)
    Job ID
    part time
  • Overview

    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.


    The NP/PA will work as a key member of the hematopoietic stem cell program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, responsible for the evaluation and management of hematopoietic stem cell donors.  The NP/PA will be trained to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met in the context of applying primary clinical care skills to the assessment and management of donors throughout the sequence of evaluation, collection and follow-up, ensuring all required documentation is completed in a timely manner, ensuring that all applicable resources are made available to the donor, and serving as an independent advocate for the donor.  The NP/PA will support adult donors for the DF/BW transplant program and donors being evaluated and managed for the National Marrow Donor program.  Outstanding collaborative and communication skills are expected, as well as strong interest in providing donor patient education in the context of a complex service line.  The scope of this position may expand to support broader transplant collection related provider responsibilities to meet program needs.  

    This role will serve as one of two primary coordinating providers for the care of stem cell donors and will support transplant physicians in the care of patients as needed, serving as a key member of the transplant midlevel provider team.  As provider for related donors for transplant recipients as well as NMDP unrelated donors managed through the NMDP Donor Center, will carry out donor assessment, including physical exam and management of clinical issues that arise during evaluation, collaborating with assigned social workers on psychosocial assessment and support.  Will be responsible for screening and planning for collection-related risk issues (diabetes, etc.) for donors.  Will carry out follow-up assessment for all donors and will log data to meet transplant regulatory requirements.  May serve as second harvester for bone marrow collections.  Will consent and teach donors.  Will work as team member with phlebotomy and nursing staff in the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center where donors are collected, the stem cell donor collection coordinators, and transplant coordinators, and other transplant team members.  Will support Access Management (fiscal) staff in providing necessary information and support materials to obtain financial authorization for donor care.  Will report on donor status to weekly transplant program sign-out rounds.  Collaborates with Pediatric transplant program on assessment and collection of adult donors for pediatric transplant recipients.

    This is a 30 hour/week position which includes three 10-hr clinic days as well as night and weekend on-call coverage, as needed. This position will collaborate closely with another mid-level clinician to ensure appropriately clinical coverage of the donor services program. This position also requires occasional flexibility to increase effort as needed for cross-coverage purposes.





    In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. 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 a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute, in addition to 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.


    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.



    NP Qualifications:

    •Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    •Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners.
    •Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics.
    •Masters degree in Nursing.
    •Minimum of 1 year oncology nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience.
    •Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred.
    •In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers
    • Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred – OCN, AOCN, CPON.

    PA Qualifications:
    •NCCPA certified.
    •Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program.
    •Licensed as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts.
    •Maintains current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration.
    •Completes 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment.


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