PHYSICIAN ASST- LEUKEMIA
Houston, TX
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Job Description

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.


We are dedicated to quality patient care, innovative research, and developing more effective treatments for all types of leukemia. Clinical research conducted by our faculty and staff consistently translates into new leukemia therapies and advances overall knowledge of the disease.

The ideal candidate must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association, preferably with at least one year of experience.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Patient Care and Treatment
  • Provide quality patient care that is specifically tailored to the patient's diagnosis, treatment, age, developmental and other identified needs.
  • Obtain a medical history and perform a physical examination and psychosocial assessment.
  • Review and interpret physical exam findings, laboratory and/or radiographic test results and formulate a plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management in collaboration with the attending physician.
  • Document all pertinent information within the patient's medical record per institutional policy.
  • Perform admission and discharge responsibilities.
  • Manage systems, toxicities and complications related to the patient's disease and/or treatment in collaboration with attending physician.
  • Order consultations, diagnostic tests or procedures as indicated.

Communication and Research
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with Physicians, multi-disciplinary team members, and external care providers.
  • Facilitate communication between patient/family, primary and/or

  • Provide education to patients and their families.
  • Participate in the conduct of clinical research.
  • Assist with eligibility assessments.
  • Monitor for side effects of toxicities associated with investigational treatments, and document according to protocol requirements.

Procedures and Privileging
  • Perform bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedures.
  • Perform lumbar punctures and Ommaya taps with or without administration or

  • Maintain privileging once obtained.



REQUIREMENTS

Education
Required: Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

Experience
Required: None.

Licensure/Certification
Required All of the following: PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners. MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

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
Job Type Full-time