MD Anderson has a Physician Assistant opportunity in our Breast Radiation Oncology department in the Texas Medical Center.
Monday – Friday typically the schedule is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm no nights, weekends or holidays.
To promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision in the Division of Radiation Oncology. Affect patient care and outcomes throughout the disease process across the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center according to the policies and procedures provided by the UT MDACC and the State of Texas as they relate to physician assistants and advance practice nurses.
Conduct comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status. Identify normal/abnormal health characteristics. Handle physician calls related to patient care for the assigned service. Perform clinical assessment and management for patients with no scheduled appointments. Make appropriate referrals. Perform clinical assessment and management of radiation-related side effects. Formulate working/differential diagnoses and stage work-up specific to service.
Develop and manage radiation clinical treatment plans, monitor outcomes, and initiate appropriate care. Use appropriate judgment to work autonomously and collaborate with the healthcare team to manage patient care throughout the continuum in a variety of settings.
Order consultations for ancillary services. Order diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures in accordance with institution and State of Texas requirements. Dictate specific notes as directed by supervising physician (e.g. consultation notes, follow-up notes, radiation treatment summaries and Quality Assurance notes). Order interventions related to mobility, nutrition, and elimination. Initiate clinical radiation treatment plan and continuously monitor, evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and accept accountability for healthcare outcomes. Perform delegated functions under the supervision of the physician, including participating in designated activities such as radiation treatment simulation, target volume contouring, managing complex pain syndromes, special procedures (stereotactic body radiation therapy and brachytherapy), and monitoring cancer survivorship. Treat variety of human responses throughout the health care spectrum according to institutional and departmental practice guidelines, protocols and/or standing orders.
Promote quality health care through integration of current research into practice. Review radiographs and results dictated by radiologist.
Required: Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.
Preferred: A minimum of one year of oncology experience as a Physician Assistant. Radiation Oncology experience is preferred.
Required: All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.
MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.
This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
- Requisition ID: 127500
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Hard
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400