Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The NP/PA is a clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses clinical and academic acumen in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients who are survivors of childhood cancer and of cancer treatment modalities.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages the care of childhood cancer survivors and survivors of cancer treatment modalities, including the acute and chronic conditions related to the patients’ underlying disease, treatment and/or comorbid conditions. The NP/PA in this position will be working with patients across all disease groups in our program (Heme-Malignancy, Solid Tumor, Neuro-Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant). The NP/PA provides clinical care, anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support, and engages in care coordination. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The NP/PA is an integral member of an interdisciplinary care team, partnering with physicians and other team members. This requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies and primary care providers. 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 Institute’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
Master’s degree in nursing, prefer family nurse practitioner
Minimum of 2 years pediatric oncology nursing experience or 2-years Nurse Practitioner experience preferred in pediatric oncology or pediatric cancer survivorship.
In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers
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
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Internal Number: 22967
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.
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