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 the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) as well as other clinicians and staff. PACT brings together clinicians from Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, assists primary health care teams, families and children with serious illnesses. PACT supports treatment of the underlying illness while striving for optimal quality of life. Through a family-centered approach, PACT promotes healing, comfort and making childhood experiences meaningful.
The start date of this position will be October 10, 2017.
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 Pediatric Advanced Care Team 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 Institute 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