Physician's Assistant
Dyer, IN 
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Overview Northwest Oncology is the most advanced oncology group in Northwest Indiana. Our physicians have over 50 years of combined experience and received their training at highly acclaimed academic institutions in Chicago. Our Gynecologic Oncology team offers an integrative approach to the diagnosis, treatment and surgical management of women cancers. Our focus as physicians is to give you the right diagnosis and guide you as medical experts. We take pride in using a comprehensive approach towards our patients' health. We believe that long-term care after cancer treatment is as important as your current treatment. We believe cancer is best treated with an integrative team approach, which is why we work with our holistic nurse practitioner, nutritionists, geneticists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and your primary care physician to explore every avenue of treatment. We believe that knowledge is power, and for anybody with a new diagnosis of cancer, we promise to evaluate you within 24 hours. We have an immediate opening for an Physician's Assistant to join our team! SCOPE: Under supervision or in collaboration with practice physicians, involved in the care of individuals, families and patient groups who are dealing with cancer or other related diagnosis. This care may be in clinic or virtually, via telemedicine. Responsibilities may include duties related to prevention, screening, patient care, management, and research. May serve as direct caregiver, health care consultant, patient educator, administrator, or researcher. Ensures compliance with OSHA and other regulatory standards and requirements. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care for patients. - Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response and prescribes therapies as indicated. - Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. - Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs. - Often incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice. - Solid knowledge of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements. - Completes patient charge capture and medical record documentation in a timely fashion. Patient Examinations and Treatment: Performs and records complete physical examinations, as needed to evaluate a specific health problem, including a history and physical. Analyzes and interprets data, formulates presenting problems and causes, and establishes care plans for resolutions. Orders Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities: In consultation with the collaborative physician, orders laboratory, x-ray, and/or other non-invasive diagnostic tests and procedures. Initiates referrals to appropriate physician or other health care professional of problems Prescribes Medication: Prescribes medications as determined under scope of practice with collaborative physician oversight and mid-level practitioner-controlled substance license. Patient and Family Education: Instructs patients and families in proper healthcare, appropriate illness prevention measures, and home care in accordance with practice protocols and patient's physical condition. Adjusts communication and instruction to the patient's age, psycho-social, and cultural needs to obtain optimal health outcomes. Hospital Daily Rounds: may make daily rounds of hospitalized patients under supervision and communication with the collaborative physician. May be expected to contribute to care discussions and provide consultation to patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to improve clinical care. Provides updates back to physician. Patient Documentation: Ensures appropriated documentation of patient-related information is in the medical chart, including discharge summaries and instructions. Performs all other duties/responsibilities as assigned as dictated under scope of practice. Performs office procedures with minimal supervision. - Assist gyne/oncs in surgical procedures in the operating room The PA must be credentialed as a mid-level provider by same Hospital(s) in which the collaborative physician has admitting privileges. - Likely to provide case management for patients and their families. - May provide palliative care for the patient and their families as needed. - May promote/provide staff education - Responsibilities include rounding at affiliated hospitals, weekend or after-hour calls - May mentor new advanced practice providers - May precept APP students - Other duties as assigned Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Physician Assistant Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. Current NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) certification. This position typically requires a minimum of 1-2 years of experience as a practicing Physician Assistant, preferably in the chosen specialty. Current state license as a Physician Assistant in practicing state. Current basic life support (BLS)/CPR certification required. Additional Qualifications- GYN experience preferred. Comfortable with Minimally Invasive OR Assist. Knowledge and Familiarity with robotic assist, or willingness to learn. Comfortable in dealing with Oncology Patients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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