Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 169404-1A
Date Posted: Aug 9, 2021
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Position Summary: The Hematology Physician Assistant (PA) and/or Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an exciting opportunity to provide direct care and patient education as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a teaching environment. Under the supervision of the attending physician and within the established practice guidelines, the PA/NP will perform a variety of duties in the evaluation, treatment plan and care, diagnosis and follow-up of assigned patients on the Hematology service. The PA/NP in conjunction with the supervising physician is responsible for admissions, coordination and symptom management of chemotherapy or biotherapy patients, history and physicals, obtaining patient consents, providing daily care including ordering chemotherapy, referring to other specialties, discharging, transferring and responding to patients and families. The PA/NP is expected to develop knowledge of the hematologic malignant and benign diseases, of the disease processes, and of the treatment and management modalities across the hematology care continuum. As an intricate member of the team, the PA/NP must be able to successfully collaborate with other disciplines including but not limited to other internal or external medical or surgical specialties, social work, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, pharmacy, research and nutrition. The PA/NP will also become familiar with common complications experienced by malignant and benign hematology patients and gain expertise regarding appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Evaluates and writes daily notes on selected Hematology patients.
Performs histories and physicals on selected patients on the Hematology service.
Writes appropriate orders for new admission patients at request of the attending physician.
Responsible for the coordination and management of outpatient chemotherapy patients in conjunction with the Hematology attending physician.
Acts as a liaison between the physician and outpatient nursing staff on the Hematology service.
Provides thorough physical assessment and ongoing daily care of the Hematology patient, and communicates the daily plan of care to the Hematology attending physician.
Communicates regularly with patient and family.
Communicates appropriately with staff physicians, fellows, residents, nursing staff, palliative care, social worker, chaplaincy, and other clinical support staff.
Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic studies.
Follows-up on all ordered diagnostic studies.
Documents all appropriate information in the BILH medical record.
Acts as a clinical resource to the outpatient nursing staff.
Makes daily patient rounds with the appropriate teams.
Participate in research projects in the division of Hematology.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement into daily activities.
Complies with all BILH Policies.
Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and BILH.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our patient and families and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities and meetings.
Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Demonstrates a commitment towards continuing education activities and programs in order to provide up-to-date, evidence-based care.
Performs other duties as needed or directed in agreement with supervising physician.
Physician Assistant: Graduate of an accredited Physician Program. Documentation of registration for next NCCPA Board administration or successful completion of NCCPA Board and maintainence of appropriate CME
Practitioner RN: Graduate of a Master’s Program in Nursing. Maintain currency through Clinical Education Units.
Certification and current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Maintains BLS certification. ACLS certification encouraged.
DEA number and Mass Department of Public Health Division of Food and Drug Restricted Substances registration number as appropriate.
Written prescription privilege protocols signed by all attendings with whom the individual will be working.
Hematology & Oncology: Minimum of 2 years outpatient and preferably hematology clinical experience preferred. However, motivated applicants are welcome to apply.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.
Good communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with medical staff, nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues as well as with patients and their families. Knowledge of clinical procedures and protocols. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to provide appropriate emotional support. Must have desire to obtain proficiency if not already proficient in writing chemotherapy orders, in managing symptoms, and in understanding clinical research protocols.
Direct patient care experience (preferably to include outpatient care) prior to graduation and /or clinic experience while in program.
Interested Candidates, please contact:
Renee Castro, Advanced Practitioner Recruiter