The Physician Assistant will provide comprehensive care to patients for the Section of Hematology/Oncology in The Department of Medicine. Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients. Assess, diagnose, initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent nursing interventions and evaluate care. Provide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.
Staff half-day or full-day clinics as assigned; attend multidisciplinary conferences of assigned disease area.
Independently manage the care of patients, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment for assigned patients.
Document history and physical examination and changes in management according to government guidelines in the outpatient clinic at University of Chicago.
Help arrange diagnostic tests, follow-up on tests, and other patient care issues.
As part of duties, perform reporting for government agencies, chart review, refill prescriptions, and answer phone calls for patients for whom the Physician Assistant is involved with longitudinal care.
Attend weekly conferences and yearly continuing education courses to keep abreast of hematology/oncology patient management.
Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required.
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information required.
Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required.
Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required.
Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) Medical Staff Office prior to start date required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required.
Proficiency in the use of computers preferred.
Education Experience and Certifications:
Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program required.
Certification from nationally accredited body as Physician Assistant required.
Must be eligible for DEA registration.
Previous Physician Assistant experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered.
Previous experience with oncology patients is a plus.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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