Physician Assistant(PA)-Surgical Oncology
Denison, TX  / McKinney, TX 
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Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
Texas Breast Specialists is searching for a full-time APP- Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP)  to work for a busy surgical practice currently located in Denison and McKinney. Texas Breast Specialists is a part of Texas Oncology, which is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.  Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer.  Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.


Why work for us?

One reason to join our team is because we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a 401-k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you just for tracking your steps, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

The ideal candidate for the Physician Assistant will have the following background and experience: 
 
  • Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) or Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from an accredited university is preferred
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program also satisfy the minimum educational requirements
  • Minimum of 3 years of PA or NP experience preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
  • RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. 
  • Current state certification of Nurse Practitioner.
  • Current state license as a Physician Assistant in practicing state. 
  • Current CPR certification required. 
  • AOCN certification preferred.

What does the APP do?
The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians.  Scope of the responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, and nurse leader. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.




The essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.
  • Performs procedures (including cyst aspiration, abscess drainage, suture removal, Mediport removal) independently as needed.
  • Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.
  • Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and
provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.
  • Assesses patient/family needs and provides education.
  • Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Promotes/provides staff education.
  • Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.
  • Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.
  • Completes patient charge tickets.
  • May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.
  • May mentor new mid-level providers.
     

Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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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
Company
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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