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 Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (POPC) is composed of five divisions that offer unique services and conduct research with one important goal: To help patients and their families maintain the best quality of life during and after treatment. Our specially trained staff includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and administrators who work closely with patients and their families, oncologists, and other members of the health care team to provide integrated care and support each patient's unique needs – from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.
The Administrative Support Specialist II will support the Division Chief of Adult Palliative Care (APC) as well as other clinicians and staff. Adult Palliative Care specializes in the management of pain and other physical symptoms, emotional and social concerns that patients and their families face as they cope with a life-threatening illness. Palliative care focuses on the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our team of professionals aims to provide comfort, preserve dignity, and help patients achieve open communication with family and caregivers.
The Administrative Support Specialist II has a high degree of independent functionality, takes a proactive approach to managing workflow and projects and may also have project work responsibilities. Provides specialized administrative and clinical support to the Division of Adult Palliative Care as follows:
Bachelor’s degree required and/or a minimum of 5-8 years relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills required, along with an expert knowledge of computer applications. Critical thinking skills necessary, along with the ability to identify resources within the Institute and take a proactive approach to problem solving. Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and other assignments. Operates with complete autonomy and may direct and lead the work of others.
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.