M. D. Anderson Radiation Oncology services in the Houston Area Locations provide high quality cancer care to patients in the communities where they live and work. Specially trained board-certified oncologists and multidisciplinary professionals provide a wide range of standard and emerging treatments such as stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation treatment (SBRT), cardiac displacement, accelerated partial breast irradiation, and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
As part of the integrated care provided in the Houston Area Locations, our Radiation Oncologists treat all types of cancers with specific expertise in the management of the following cancers: Breast, Colorectal, Prostate, Thoracic, Gynecologic, Head and Neck, Neurologic, Genitourinary, and Dermatology/Skin.
Advanced Practice Providers in the Houston Area Locations partner with radiation oncologists to deliver high quality, integrated, and specialized cancer care. Today, MD Anderson Cancer Center has over 320 Physician Assistants and that number continues to rise as demonstrated by the value of their skills, knowledge, and abilities in the delivery of cancer care.
Ideal candidate will have general Radiation Oncology experience.
To promote, provide, and maintain patient care under physician supervision in radiation oncology areas of the M. D. Anderson Houston Area Locations. 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 pertain to Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Minimum - $90,000 Midpoint - $112,500 Maximum - $135,000
Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients throughout the continuum in the inpatient and outpatient setting based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
Direct care of patients with a wide range of oncologic diseases New patients, Consultations, Follow-Up during and after radiation therapy, autonomous survivorship clinic
Perform and document history and physicals, order diagnostic studies, therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff
Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many radiation oncology patients require long term and multi-disciplinary follow-up
Direct care and management in the outpatient setting to include: initiation of evaluation, patient and family education, obtaining informed consent for treatment, documentation of telephone conversations, identification and treatment of radiation toxicities, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community
Serve as a medical expert for the Business center and Nursing staff in the intake process of new and transfer patients to ascertain safety, appropriateness, and treatment modality
Contribute to the development, modification, and interpretation of Radiation Oncology guidelines, policies, procedures, including quality assurance activities
Participate in clinical and translation research as appropriate
Work collaboratively with APRN/PA colleagues in the provision of care including covering colleagues as needed
Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature and guidelines for care
Participate in safety initiatives throughout the department of radiation oncology and the Houston Area Locations
Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association. No experience. 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. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) OR Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.
Preferred: Prior experience in general Radiation Oncology.
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