Physician Assistant, Radiology Oncology - Boston, MA

Boston, MA 02108

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Physician Assistant - Oncology Job Number: 27682

Job Description

  • In collaboration with attending physicians, evaluates, and treats patients in both office and in-patient hospital setting for a Radiation Oncology practice that performs non-invasive procedures.
  • Provides patient care management. Reviews history, performs physical assessment, formulates care plans, and follow-up. Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Performs and/or interprets routine diagnostic studies, including routine laboratory procedures, common radiological studies, and radiation therapy treatment plans.
  • Monitors and assists with noninvasive testing including.
  • Presents and discusses the findings of the initial evaluation with the Attending Physician to determine the treatment plan. Documents the treatment plan and writes appropriate orders.
  • Prepares, evaluates and presents patient diagnostic outcomes to attending physician(s) prior to initial consult, follow-up or on-treatment-visit and collaborates on course of treatment.
  • Under general supervision, assists physicians with patient consults, simulations, treatment planning, on treatment evaluations and follow-ups.
  • Oversees the entire clinical experience to assure that there is coordination and consolidation of patient care plans and execution of those plans to tie the service together. Facilitates communication with other departments to ensure the delivery of excellent cost effective and efficient patient care. 
  • Under the countersignature of the attending physician, is responsible for transcribing consult, follow-up and on-treatment-visit documentation and orders including prescription medication, fluid orders, diets, activity levels and other procedures, as authorized applicable law and department protocol.
  • Manages all patient weekly on-treat-visits in coordination with the physician, nurses and clinic schedule.
  • Maintains and coordinates concurrent chemotherapy patients with medical oncology and notifies appropriate personnel.
  • Writes orders on patients admitted to the hospital including medication, labs, diagnostic and therapeutic tests, and nursing activities. May be authorized to write appropriate prescription orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs, investigational medications and pre and post treatment orders as necessary.
  •  Conducts weekly on-treatment-visits on patients receiving radiation therapy, documents side effects and orders appropriate medications and tests. Consults with physicians, both inside and outside the hospital, regarding the care of patients for more complex diagnosis.
  • Performs image fusion, organ contouring and treatment plan evaluation under the supervision of the physician and guidance of radiation physics personnel.   
  • Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments. Reviews and explains treatment plans along with side effects and duration of treatments.
  • Records and maintains legible, accurate and confidential patient medical records (ARIA and EPIC) including initial evaluation, subsequent follow-up, unusual incidents or problems, and patient progress to provide complete and up-to-date information for ongoing reference and evaluation.
  • Conducts inpatient consults and facilitates patient treatment within the hospital and radiation oncology.
  • Ensures treatment and consultations consistent with NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance), TJC (The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and federal and state regulatory standards.
  • Attends weekly chart rounds.
  • Ensures professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and workshops and maintaining knowledge of industry standards and practices.
  • Maintains patients’ confidentiality.
  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
  • Adheres to all RESPECT behavioral standards and utilizes hospital’s cultural beliefs as the basis for decision making and to support the hospital’s mission and goals.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Must also be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program approved by the American Medical Association.
  • Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts.
  • A certificate issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), may be required for certain departments.
  • If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.
  • Boston and neighboring Cambridge are among the world’s great cities, loved for their art and culture, professional sports teams, Revolutionary and Colonial history, and fun explorations on and around its famous harbor. The city is packed with great things to do on the weekends, weekdays, all year around. Are you wondering about Boston weather? Snowy in winter, fresh in spring, balmy in summer, crisp in the fall – that’s the summary. If weather is inclement, the number of things to do indoors is plentiful, even for active kids.

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