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 Intensive Palliative Care Unit (IPCU) provides intensive palliative care to Dana-Farber’s inpatients who have acute symptom needs necessitating hospitalization.
The IPCU Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for providing medical management of those patients admitted to the IPCU for intense symptom management. This includes admitting and discharging patients, ordering and interpreting diagnostic labs and imaging, assessing problems and ordering appropriate interventions, rounding as part of the interdisciplinary team, and participating in any necessary patient and family discussions. The PA must also be willing and able to participate in the education provided to the many learners who visit this team.
In addition, PAs will provide cross coverage for other solid tumor oncology teams when needed.
The PA is expected to develop knowledge necessary to care for inpatient oncology patients, as well as developing knowledge in palliative care, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, and communication skills for working with cancer patients and their families.
Training will include working on the IPCU with the current PAs, as well as rotations with the Oncology PAs on the Solid Tumor services that this position will also cross cover at times.
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Knowledge of current literature and a commitment to continued learning are also required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s 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.
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 PAI II also:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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.