The NP/PA is a clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses clinical and academic skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with blood disorders and cancer.
The Palliative Care NP/PA is an advanced practice clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. Â The NP/PA uses advanced skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and adverse health conditions.Â The NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such diseases and conditions and focuses on managing symptoms and enhancing communication in the setting of serious illness.Â The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychosocial and emotional support to adult patients. Adult patients have a wide range of oncological diagnoses and require expert symptom management and communication.
In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In this role the NP/PA with float between the DFCI Satellite locations providing palliative care and psychosocial care in both locations. This individual will report to the satellite nurse director and will collaborate closely with a psychiatrist and palliative care physician located on the DFCI Longwood Campus.Â The NP/PA will also collaborate closely with social work colleagues based out of the satellites.
The NP/PA is a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances nursing/medical care within the work setting and throughout the community. The NP/PA takes advantage of formal and informal learning opportunities to strengthen his or her knowledge base in support of the Instituteâ€™s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners
Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics
Masters degree in Nursing
Minimum of 1 year oncology or palliative care nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience
Oncology or Palliative care Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
In possession of Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and Federal DEA number
Certification in Oncology or Palliative Care Nursing preferred â€" OCN, AOCN, CPON, ACHPN
Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program
License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts
Maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration
Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment
Minimum of 1 year PA experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving skills and ability to make independent decisions.
Demonstrated understanding of special needs and behaviors of age groups of the adult population served.
Yes â€" Adult patients.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS (Responsible for on-call, 24Â hr. coverage, etc.):
Works in clinic, hospital, and office settings with possible exposure to infectious diseases through airborne transmission or contact with blood or body fluids.Â Work is performed in a clean and neat medical office/treatment environment. Workstations, appropriate equipment and supplies are provided for ease in performing tasks. Employees are responsible for maintaining their work area in a clean, neat, safe and orderly condition. The employee is introduced to the Hazard Communication Program, Bloodborne Pathogen Program and Emergency Procedures. Employees are responsible for wearing any Personal Protective Equipment that may be required in performing tasks that involve exposure to chemicals, blood or bodily fluids. The employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without posing a direct threat to his or her health and safety, or the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Internal Number: 2021-22685
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