University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology is seeking an Physician Assistant to assist in the management of patients with hematological disorders predominately in the outpatient setting at The University of Iowa Healthcare under the direction of the staff physicians at the University of Iowa. Enroll patients in clinical studies aimed at introducing new therapies for such patients. Evaluate patients and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including bone marrow biopsy/aspiration and lumbar puncture. Majority of the duties will be providing care for outpatients; some of the duties will include working with inpatients needing to be seen on consultation. Duties to include:
Provide care responsibilities as directed by a supervising physician.
Obtain medical history and perform physical examination.
Perform or assist in and interpret the performance of laboratory and related studies.
Assist in delivery of services to patients requiring continuing care.
Refer patients to appropriate specialty and subspecialty physicians as indicated by the patients' problems.
Evaluate, treat and institute procedures essential to providing an appropriate response to emergency medical problems.
Maintain awareness of health facilities, agencies and resources in order to facilitate the appropriate referral of patients.
Assist in the ordering of drugs and supplies, record keeping, and maintenance of equipment.
Admit patients to hospital or health care facility as directed.
Order and interpret laboratory tests and x-ray procedures.
Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the management of patients in the designated clinical areas assigned.
Provide care to patients with hematologic disorders. Such care will at times be independent and at times closely coordinated with, but always under the supervision of faculty in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation.
Perform and document evaluation of both new and returning patients, including complete history and physical examination and, appropriate orders for treatment.
Provide overall medical care, functioning independently to assess, perform medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and completion of patient care orders, under the supervision of the staff attending. Prescribe medications, including antineoplastic order and controlled substances. Complete written medical record documentation.
Perform procedures on patients such as suture removal, performing bone marrow biopsies, administering intrathecal therapy, use of indwelling CNS catheters, diagnostic lumbar punctures, management (removal and repair) of indwelling catheters, and perform insertion of peripheral inserted central catheters (PICC lines) for the adult population at UIHC.
Perform duties appropriate to a physician's practice.
Mentor and educate fellows, residents, APP and medical students (and other students) as to the needs and issues of outpatient and inpatient population management and optimal resource utilization.
Facilitate communication with internal and external health care providers. This includes obtaining relevant information from referring physicians and responding to patient calls.
Assist in the preparation of chemotherapy and/or other complex medication orders. Counsel patients regarding drugs, side effects, risks and benefits.
Complete medical record documentation and billing information in a timely manner, consistent with University of Iowa Physicians and Department policies.
Submit charges for services rendered ensuring that medical record documentation supports those charges.
Assist with and participate in clinical research and/or trials.
May set up the research design, coordinate the research, and tabulate and analyze the results.
Participate in committees within the division, department, College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm.
Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience in hematology/oncology is desired.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 3 references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
The department intends to hire for one position from either Physician Assistant requisition 20002224 or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, requisition 20002144, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered or both.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 20002224_1590072669
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