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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP uses advanced skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and adverse health conditions. The NP manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such diseases and conditions. The NP provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychosocial and emotional support. The NP has prescriptive authority which includes Schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The NP 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 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.
The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for working with the Attending Physicians in the medical and/or surgical management of hematologic (including BMT) and solid tumor oncology patients. The PA has expert knowledge of medical and/or surgical oncology, incorporating knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients in day-to-day management of patients. The PA works closely with the physician and multidisciplinary team to develop and coordinate a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families. Professional collaboration between inpatient and the ambulatory setting is expected by all PAs.
Nurse Practitioner Qualifications
Physician Assistant Qualifications:
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.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in an oncology setting, including at least 1 full year of ambulatory oncology experience at DFCI are required.
PA PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PA 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.