Dana-Farber Cancer Institute




The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results. Responsibilities The Center for Immuno-Oncology established the Immune Assessment Laboratory to assist investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, its partners and external sites in establishing mechanistic and biomarker endpoints for clinical studies. With the recent success of immunotherapies through vaccines and checkpoint blockade targeted monoclonal antibodies, the goal of our Laboratory is to provide researchers with access to the latest innovations in immune monitoring in a quality-controlled setting. The Lab offers technical support and scientific advice to investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its partners who are interested in performing clinical studies related to cancer immunotherapies. We provide data generation for clinical trials across multiple disease centers as well as the necessary expertise to design and develop assays related to cancer immunology biomarkers. We are also involved in the collection of blood and solid tissue from patients participating in more than 30 clinical trials at DFCI as well as multiple external sites. Our Lab is equipped with the latest technologies for the detection of soluble biomarkers, next generation sequencing, as well as determining cellular phenotypes. Qualifications Graduate degree in Biology or healthcare related science Preparation of media, tissue culture and assays reagents Blood handling, and immune cells isolation and purification related techniques is a plus Experience in cell culture techniques including culture, maintenance and storage of mammalian cell lines ELISAs and flow cytometry experience (preferred) Keep regular, detailed and accurate documentation of lab activities Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills The successful candidate will be a team-oriented, bench scientist. He or she must be self-motivated, and detail-oriented. The candidate should be an effective communicator Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) carries out clinical trials to test new therapies that activate components of the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells, which is a rapidly growing field of oncology. The CIO includes clinical groups running the clinical trials and teams of biomedical researchers. The Tissue Biomarker Lab (TBL) is a research group within the CIO that develops and performs analytical methods applicable to human biopsy samples with the goal of understanding the biological underpinnings of successful responses to immuno-therapy by characterization of the tumor microenvironment. With supervision from a Lead Scientist and Principal Investigator, the research technician will carry out image-based spatial characterization of immune and cancer cells on patient biopsy samples. The research technician will be expected to work both as a team and independently to determine the best approaches to carry out the required analysis and to interpret the results. This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results. Responsibilities Perform technical procedures such as chromogenic immunohistochemistry, multiplex immunofluorescence, fluorescent in-situ hybridization, and prepare samples for microscopy. Operate laboratory instruments and equipment, especially automated tissue stainers, multiplex fluorescence and light microscopes. Under supervision from the PI and/or Lead Scientist, develop and apply quantitative approaches to measure multiplex immunostained tissue samples utilizing computer-based image analysis software. Perform procedures involving isolation and quantification of nucleic acids such as isolation of DNA and RNA from fixed tissues. Keep detailed records and maintain databases containing experimental results and reagent information. Prepare and present written or oral progress reports describing studies and results, including assembly, organization and interpretation of data. Order chemicals, reagents and other laboratory supplies. Maintain a clean, orderly work area within the laboratory. May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students and others. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as directed. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology, chemistry, immunology, or biomedical engineering is preferred. Candidates with a background or experience in computational biology would also be considered. Experience working in a laboratory environment required. Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining experience is preferred but not required. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Clinical Specialist (CS) is a member of the nursing leadership team. The CS influences nurses, nursing support personnel and the organization to support evidence-based practice (EBP) and in collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) nursing leadership, assures the achievement of quality and cost effective patient and family outcomes. The CS works collaboratively and possesses expertise as a(n) clinician, educator, consultant, and leader. CS practice is based on competencies described by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2010 and Oncology Nursing Society, 2013. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) are incorporated into all areas of practice. Responsibilities Clinical Nursing Practice Models excellence in nursing practice using scientific knowledge and advanced concepts in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of actual or potential problems in the oncology patient population. Proactively identifies opportunities and investigates solutions to assure the provision of state-of-the-art nursing care and associated outcomes. Influences patient outcomes through the translation, implementation and integration of EBP into daily operational activities. Collaborates and consults with nurses and other to influence nursing practices and improve care outcomes within a specific unit or service and/or across Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCS). A key stake holder and decision maker for the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care, policies, guidelines and the introduction of new equipment and technology at the point of care. Supports nurses in the management of symptom distress related to cancer and/or its treatment based on advanced knowledge of the etiology of cancer, the rationale for treatment, patient and family responses and needs, and associated nursing interventions. Provides expertise in the assessment of patient and family learning needs, provision of educational strategies and evaluation of the effects of teaching strategies for general and specified oncology patient populations. May provide direct patient care, consult with other nurses or clinical staff about specific patients, and make recommendations for interventions and plan of care. Assumes accountability for unit based, department wide or Institutional clinical practice roles including but not limited to the Ethics Consultation Service, Adult Medical Response Call coverage, and others. Education Provides education to NPCS staff and patients, and families based on advanced practice knowledge of oncology nursing care and the principles of adult learning. Proactively assesses learning needs and develops, evaluates, and modifies NPCS orientation and educational programs and initiatives that ensure ongoing competence of all levels of nursing staff. Designs and evaluates educational programs and initiatives that are congruent with DFCI's strategic plan, NPCS priorities, regulatory requirements and oncology nursing standards. Designs and implements clinical and professional competency programs and other educational activities in collaboration with nursing staff and leaders. Participates in local and national professional activities and organizations to promote the educational and professional growth of self and others within DFCI and the community. Coordinates the clinical learning experiences of students and visitors; acts as a liaison to faculty, affiliating institutions and visitors. Is as a member of the DFCI Provider Unit for ANA-MA continuing nursing education. Consultation, Mentorship, and Coaching Works collaboratively with other departments and disciplines on projects, initiatives and programs to meet the goals of DFCI and promotes excellence in care delivery and outcomes. Is a clinical resource and consultant to all of DFCI nursing community regarding clinical policies, standards and guidelines of care. Provides clinical expertise in the development and implementation of nursing clinical policy, procedure and standards processes and is a key member of DFCI NPCS and other policy committees. Mentors and supports the professional growth and development of nurses, other NPCS staff and students. Research and Quality Participates in the development of the DFCI Nursing Quality Plan. Facilitates and leads quality and process improvement programs and initiatives. Assesses quality of care and patient outcomes. Implements evidence based practices at the unit level with NPCS staff. Identifies clinical practice problems, reviews literature and provides clinical support to staff and leaders to implement EBP solutions. Participates in research activities that expand the scientific base of nursing practice knowledge. Disseminates work related to research, EBP and quality improvement initiatives. Leadership Contributes to the creation of an environment that stimulates continuous self learning, positive group processes, reflective practice, and the empowerment of others. Models constructive and mutually respectful relationships with colleagues. Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. Participates in goal-defining processes and systems changes to promote best practices Functions as a change agent, to implement, evaluate and promote nursing care and systems that are safe, cost effective and evidence based. Partners with leaders in clinical areas to establish goals and then develop, implement and evaluate strategies consistent with institutional and departmental goals. Qualifications Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Master's degree in nursing. Minimum of 3-5 years recent experience as a nurse in oncology. Leadership and education experience required. Appropriate advanced practice nursing certification. Clinical expertise in oncology nursing. Ability to work as an effective member of an interprofessional team. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Program or project development experience. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to make independent decisions. Identifies personal, clinical and leadership strengths and areas for growth, formulating professional goals, objectives and methods for accomplishment Compliance with accepted standards of professional nursing practice and all licensure and registration requirements applicable to the nursing role. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Part time
The staff nurse's responsibilities include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for a complex patient population. The infusion nurse provides patient and family education and psychosocial and emotional support. He/she is a member of a multidisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers and staff at the Institute, BWH, and other collaborating institutions and agencies. The infusion nurse identifies his/her own professional goals and learning needs. The role requires clinical expertise, critical thinking, collaborative practice, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the principles and practices of clinical research. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Delivers expert, evidence-based nursing care to patients and families. Implements nursing process: Assesses patient and family needs. Analyzes assessment data to develop and support clinically accurate diagnoses. Plans care by establishing goals with measurable outcomes. Implements the plan of care. Evaluates the patient's response to interventions. Documents care according to Institute and regulatory agencies' requirements. Administers medications, which may include chemotherapy, and performs procedures safely and efficiently in accordance with Institute policy. May administer blood transfusions. Evaluates educational and psychological needs of patient and family, and incorporates identified needs into the plan of care. Educates patient and family regarding various aspects and treatment modalities of disease, which may include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Recognizes and responds to emergency situations appropriately. Maintains BLS certification. Identifies appropriate community resources to promote continuity of care, and makes appropriate referrals. Complies with accepted standards of professional nursing practice, as well as with all licensure/registration requirements applicable to the nursing role. Establishes rapport with patients and families from a variety of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Interacts with patients and families in a caring and compassionate manner respecting the need for privacy and confidentiality. Develops approaches to problem solving which meet the individual needs of the patients and families. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-specific care and support to the populations served. Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. Manages the environment of patient care. Monitors the environment of care with attention to patient safety, and assures compliance with regulatory agency standards Complies with Institute, Nursing and Patient Care Services, and unit policies, procedures, work rules and standards of conduct. Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001) in all aspects of professional practice. Contributes to the formulation and achievement of goals on the unit, within the Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services, and the Institute. Assists in defining goals and developing systems and work processes for the unit, the Division of Nursing and the Institute. Participates in unit, program-based, and divisional committees, councils, and initiatives. Demonstrates flexibility in setting and changing priorities. Accepts additional responsibilities as needed. Participates in QA/QI projects for the unit and the Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services. Supports research activities within the unit, Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services, and the Institute. Qualifications Licensed as a registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate degree in nursing strongly preferred Minimum of 1 year of oncology nursing experience Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred - OCN, AOCN, CPON Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to make independent decisions. Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Per Diem
The NP/PA is a clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses clinical and academic skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer or hematologic disorders. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The NP/PA is a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances nursing/medical care within the work setting and throughout the community. The NP/PA takes advantage of formal and informal learning opportunities to strengthen his or her knowledge base in support of the Institute's Mission, Vision and Core Values. Qualifications NP Qualifications: Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics Masters degree in Nursing Minimum of 1 year oncology nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred - OCN, AOCN, CPON PA Qualifications: NCCPA certified Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts Maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Clinical Research Coordinator work within the clinical research program and support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. The CRC will be responsible for the primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in clinical trials. Ensures timely collection of protocol related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. Maintains regulatory binders and ensures study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols). This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to clinical trials. Some travel may be required. Responsibilities Oversight of the clinical trials start-up process from receipt of protocols through the Scientific Review Committee and IRB submissions, and site activation activities. Responsible for data reporting and management, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries. Prepare and or complete regulatory related reports and IRB submissions. Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis. Ensure all study related samples are collected, properly prepared and shipped according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations. Responsible for organizing and preparing for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits. Coordination and management of clinical trials, including communication with Sponsors and regulatory authorities. Close-out of clinical trials, including contributing to research articles, audit preparation, and communication with regulatory agencies and other disciplines involved. Interact with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team. May be responsible for tissue sample work. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required, with 0-1 years of related experience preferred. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred. Excellent organization and communications skills required. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and externals contacts. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload. Must practice discretion and adhere to hospital confidentiality guidelines at all times. Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
The Technical Product Manager (PM) will serve as the product owner for a new data curation platform, leading requirements gathering and development of an enterprise-wide solution that will centralize and standardize data curation of cancer diagnoses, treatments and outcomes. The PM will be an integral member of the Computational Solutions (CS) team which serves as the Informatics department’s core resource for software architecture, product management and design. We strive to deliver solutions that enable clinicians and researchers to gain insights that improve patient outcomes. Reporting to the product management and design lead, the PM will solicit feedback and requirements from multiple stakeholders to guide the construction, support, and ongoing maintenance of the software solution. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Lead the design of a tool that involves a complex workflow with a diverse audience of users and requirements, while creating an intuitive and positive user experience Elicit functional requirements from end users, other key stakeholders and other staff within Informatics, utilizing methods such as user interviews, mockups, use cases, etc Gain thorough understanding of data that is currently captured within Informatics databases – collaborate with other Informatics staff to achieve a high level understanding of systems, and perform data analysis independently to grasp complexities of existing patient data that will be made available through new product offering Assess using Natural Language Processing (NLP), or receiving data produced by NLP to reduce manual efforts by end users, and identify how this could be integrated within the product Work with the OncDRS (cohort data retrieval and analysis platform) product manager to build synergy with existing data querying systems Collaborate with others in the product management domain such as User Experience Designers to deliver prototypes, wireframes, and GUI designs Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements Adhere to agile product development methodologies Communicate status on various project/program efforts to Informatics leadership, Project Sponsor, Business Owner, and internal stakeholders, and manage expectations Maintain end user documentation of application functionality and data. Participate in regular team meetings to discuss team and project/program related activities, issues, changes, and communications as needed Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management, Public Health, Health Sciences, or related field MS/MPH/PhD in Population Health, Biology, or Cancer Biology preferred. 3 years of software product management or product owner experience required 2 years of experience analyzing data using SQL, Python, Perl, or SAS and understanding of database design A combination of education and experience may be substituted for requirements Agile Product Owner Certification preferred Experience with clinical data and/or Electronic Health Records (EHR) preferred Experience as a Cancer Registrar (NCRA CTR) or as a Clinical Research Coordinator preferred ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Knowledge and understanding of software development Ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer support Ability to effectively translate complex business requirements to functional requirements Exceptional problem-solving skills Ability to effectively facilitate small meetings, both formal and informal Ability to successfully negotiate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels both internal and external to the organization Ability to cooperatively and effectively work within a team In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities A Clinical Scheduling Specialist is responsible for all aspects of patient scheduling in accordance with department scheduling guidelines. They provide superior customer service to all patients, family members, physicians and staff at all times in accordance with the DFCI Customer Service Standards. Schedulers are able to assist in all scheduling-related tasks and play a critical role in facilitating all aspects of patient care. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the clinical practice support management team, provides appointment scheduling ranging in complexity from one physician appointment to multiple care provider appointments in accordance with scheduling guidelines for established patients Obtains detailed clinical information by telephone or electronically. May provide basic information regarding the need for insurance referral(s). Provides general disease or program-specific information to callers/patients within the scope of knowledge and authority. Performs independent patient and outside provider call triaging Serves as a liaison between patient/family/provider. Resolves issues directly or ensures appropriate management of call by others. Recognizes emergencies and appropriately responds using standard operating procedures and critical thinking skills. May be required to perform other duties as required by the clinical practice support team. May provide general support and coordination for all aspects of patient care for established patients, including filing, data entry, telephone support, etc. Carries out specific processes in the patient scheduling systems so that correct special billing and revenue processes function properly. Participates in clinical systems training for new hires and may teach or participate in the planning of patient services refresher courses as needed. Prepares open and close provider schedules and handles daily schedule changes. Performs past-pending reconciliations. Enters data into patient care related databases. Qualifications MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in health administration or related field is strongly preferred, and/or a minimum of 1 year of related health care and/or customer service experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Ability to function as an integral member of a team Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and customer service skills Strong attention to detail Ability to multi-task and problem solve on the spot Excellent phone etiquette Demonstrated ability to carry out complex scheduling as required Demonstrated ability to draft reports, correspondence and other administrative documents pertaining to patient scheduling as needed PC proficiency Knowledge of medical terminology preferred Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
The primary function of the P/A Biller Specialist is the daily management of the assigned portion of the accounts receivable, typically allocated based on payer and alphabetical splits. Basic responsibilities include regular and consistent billing or follow-up work on outstanding third party claims, denial management, verification of accurate reimbursement, and correction and/or reprocessing of claims as necessary. The Billing Specialist should remain in full compliance with all departmental, institutional and regulatory policies and procedures. Confidentiality is a key function of this role. The Specialists will have regular exposure to patient demographics, diagnostic and billing information. Additionally, they will have exposure to physician information including physician numbers assigned by governmental agencies and insurance carriers. The Specialists may also perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, special patient accounting projects, charge entry, and cash applications. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Daily management of the assigned portion of the accounts receivable, Timely review and resolution of edits to ensure timely submission of claims to the payer Daily submission or follow up of third party claims Timely follow-up and resolution of outstanding claim balances, denial management Reviews and resolves credit balances Informs senior staff of billing issues/trends Operates on multiple systems as assigned. (ie Claim scrubber, Billing Systems) Qualifications Bachelors degree or minimum of 2 years of experience required. Also general experience within an office setting and computer skills preferred. Performs primary duties above as directed and requires moderate supervision. Experience working with various software applications, including Microsoft Office and various billing software preferred. Experience with patient account applications and procedures preferred. The Biller Specialists should have knowledge of third party billing regulations, as well as of hospital and/or professional operations, and third party payer requirements. The Biller Specialists should have working knowledge if industry standard medical coding conventions. They should be dependable, self-starters and be deadline driven. In addition to the previously mentioned, have strong oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work well independently as well as in a team setting. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Full time
In collaboration with Pharmacy Services and Information Services, Clinical Informatics Pharmacist participates in the analysis, design, implementation, education, and support of computer application systems (i.e. Epic); determines business requirements and user needs in developing solutions. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation, compounding and dispensing of medications according to the laws and regulations governing pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy. The Pharmacists are responsible for the optimization of drug therapy by identifying, resolving, and preventing drug-related problems and adverse drug events. Maintenance of medication lists for all locations and the proactive oversight of the medication verification process for all new medications. Participates in the planning, development, implementation, upgrading, maintenance, and evaluation of clinical information systems. Activities may include data collection, cataloguing of gathered information, documentation of processes, and communication with members of IS and clinical services. Accurately and promptly analyzes the impact of information technology in clinical work processes. Communicates issues and topics with team members, pharmacy leadership, and IS leadership. Participates in interdisciplinary and process improvement teams to identify potential future uses of the information systems and potential improvements in the current use of the systems. Serves as a pharmacy informatics resource to individuals and teams throughout the facility. Maintains open communication among clinical user groups to identify issues or problem areas and facilitates resolutions in a timely manner. Coordinates and provides for communication among users, IS, pharmacy, and other clinical services. Develops and implements action plans as needed to support user accuracy, data integrity and system reliability. Analyzes complex clinical operations and structure processes to facilitate decision-making regarding clinical information systems. Participates in system analysis and research related to current and proposed clinical information systems. Participates in post implementation change evaluation and supports users in maintaining changed processes. Designs processes and plans for measurement and evaluation of system installation, routine utilization, and/or enhancements. Participates in efforts toward maintaining components of the information systems, including revisions, testing system changes, and integration of changes into the operational environment. Participates in appropriate committees, work groups, or task forces as needed to facilitate the ongoing process of the design, implementation, and revision of automated and manual components of the clinical information systems. Evaluates the impact the information systems have on daily user workflow and coordinates work with users and Information Services to resolve conflicts between workflow and the information systems. Approximately one day of ambulatory infusion clinic work at the main campus location. Qualifications MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy and must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 3 to 5 years of hospital pharmacy or retail pharmacy experience is required as well as a minimum of 2 years of pharmacy automation, pharmacy computer system applications, or information technology experience Epic Willow certification preferred Medical Center Pharmacy experience preferred Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities A post-doctoral position is available in the statistical genetics research group of Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Gusev, a faculty member at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham & Women's Division of Genetics. The fellow will work closely with Dr. Gusev, and with collaborators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, HSPH/HMS, The Broad Institute, and the BWH Center for Data Sciences. The lab (http://www.gusevlab.org) focuses on developing computational methods to understand the heritable component of cancer and common diseases by leveraging large-scale data. Our research interests include (but are not limited to): (1) Integrating molecular phenotypes such as gene expression and chromatin activity to decipher disease mechanisms and perform statistical causal inference. (2) Understanding and quantifying the relationship between heritable/germline and somatic variation in cancer and it's impact on personalized clinical decision-making. (3) Inferring complex trait architecture at genome scale. (4) Quantifying genetic genealogy in massive cohorts and relating it to clinical phenotypes. Though the lab's focus is on statistical/quantitative methods, we collaborate broadly with experimentalist groups to validate and inform our statistical hypotheses. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to design their own projects relating these and other concepts. Qualifications Candidates should have a Ph.D. in genetics, functional genomics, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related quantitative research field; strong quantitative skills including proficiency in at least one programming language; a publication record. Knowledge of complex trait mapping, medical genetics and/or population genetics is a plus. Statistically or computationally minded applicants without direct experience in cancer genetics are welcome. Please be prepared to provide a brief statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) uses their oncology-specific clinical knowledge to offer individualized guidance to patients, families and caregivers to foster independence during their complex cancer journey. Using the nursing process, an ONN assesses patient needs and provides education and resources to facilitate appropriate and timely quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. (ONS definition). The ONN creates an environment of care that is patient-centered and compassionate, inspiring and motivating. Responsibilities PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Participates in day-to-day operations of the program including patient education and call triage Participates in program evaluation and development of strategic goals consistent with DFCI’s mission and professional values. Participates in the QA/QI projects for the program. Supports the research activities of the program. Exhibits professional commitment through individual integrity, honesty and accountability to self and others Delivers expert clinical care through evidenced-based practice partnerships with patients, families and colleagues. Qualifications MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred Minimum of 1 year (or equivalent) of oncology nursing experience Certification in Oncology Nursing, OCN, AOCN, or CPON preferred Assumes nursing care responsibilities for a defined group of patients within the program, including but not limited to assessment, education, coordination, and documentation. Facilitates individualized care within the context of functional status, cultural consideration, health literacy, psychosocial, reproductive/fertility, and spiritual needs for patients, families and caregivers. Supports a smooth transition of patients from active treatment into survivorship, chronic cancer management, or end-of-life care. Assists patients with cancer with issues related to treatment goals, advanced directives, palliative care, and end-of-life concerns using an ethical framework that is nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory. Acts as a liaison between the patients, families, and caregivers and the providers to optimize outcomes. Advocates for patients to promote patient centered care that includes shared decision making and patient goals of care with optimal outcomes Provides psychosocial support to and facilitates appropriate referrals for patients, families and caregivers Contributes to ONN program and role development, implementation, and evaluation within the healthcare system and community Participates in the tracking and monitoring of metrics and outcomes, in collaboration with administration, to document and evaluate outcomes of the navigation program Functions as the primary nursing contact for care delivered within the physician practice setting. Engages in collaborative decision making, utilizing available data expertise and wisdom of the collective Manages patient care across the continuum, including new patient calls, and making appropriate referrals as necessary. Works collaboratively and functions as an effective member of the health care team. Monitors the environment of care with attention to patient safety, and assures compliance with regulatory agency standards. Maintains clinical practice that is evidence-based and consistent with nursing policies, procedures and standards. Provides care based on age-specific needs of the patient. Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001) in all aspects of professional practice. Complies with accepted standards of professional nursing practice that is evidence- based and consistent with policy, and procedures determined by DFCI as well as with all licensure/registration requirements applicable to the nursing role. Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. Professional Development: Identifies areas for professional growth. Formulates professional goals, objectives and methods for accomplishing these. Serves as representative on Nursing and Institute committees, including the Program Nurse Committee Supports research activities within the Nursing and Patient Care Services and the Institute. Meets all annual evaluation requirements and competencies within the established time period. Collaborates in preparing professional reports, articles, and presentations for colleagues and the public. Pursues active membership in local and national professional organizations. Commitment to continuous learning and improvement through a high spirit of inquiry, innovation and mentoring. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, effective communication, organizational skills, problem solving, and ability to make appropriate independent decisions. PATIENT CONTACT: Yes- Demonstrates understanding of special needs and behaviors of age groups of the population served: all age groups, infants to geriatric.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an Research Fellow with a focus in epidemiology and biostatistics who will work within the Wolpin laboratory as part of the Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research (http://halecenter.dfci.harvard.edu) and the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer institute (https://www.lustgarten.org/research/our-lab/). The Wolpin laboratory focuses on risk stratification, early diagnosis, and personalized medicine approaches for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). One of the primary missions of the Wolpin laboratory is to interrogate epidemiologic factors that contribute to the development of PDAC and understand patient outcomes based upon clinical and tumor based factors. The Wolpin laboratory seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to advance research in these areas within the laboratory and in collaboration with others within the Hale Center and DFCI-Lustgarten Dedicated Laboratory. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and implement studies to evaluate determinants of pancreatic cancer risk and outcomes. Collaborate with other laboratory members with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, pathology, molecular biology, and functional genomics. Conduct analyses using statistical software, such as SAS, R, and others. Participate in group meetings and work collaboratively on larger projects with other group members. Generate data for figures and tables to serve as the basis of published manuscripts Write manuscripts describing research results. Write grants and progress reports related to research funding. Qualifications KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Strong background in epidemiology and statistics Experience managing and analyzing large datasets Experience in oncology research would be an advantage. Strong commitment to cancer research is required. High level of dedication to work Ability to work independently and perform troubleshooting when needed. Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and work with a wide variety of faculty and staff. Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks. Ability to work within a team environment. Adaptability to a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Multitasking essential. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a doctoral or masters degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics/genomics, public health, or related fields. Multidisciplinary training and experience in multiple of these fields is desirable. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
The Cell Manipulation Core Facility (CMCF) is gearing up to begin a large clinical trial and is hiring additional staff specifically for this project. This position is to support this project which has an expected duration of approximately two and a half years dependent on enrollment. This position will be dedicated to the ongoing quality assurance oversight focused on this particular project. Candidate must be able to work closely with Sponsor and others on the team. Close attention to detail is a must. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours, as needed. Experience with flow cytometry and pcr is desired, but not required. The QA/QI Specialist is responsible for monitoring operations and developing and managing quality improvement initiatives to ensure that systems are safe, effective, appropriate, compliant, current and adhered to by staff in the assigned unit or department. Expected to understand and apply principles of quality management practices to the monitoring and improvement of the operations for the unit(s) assigned. Key areas of focus may include patient and staff safety, clinical laboratory, cell processing, donor blood product collections, tissue banking, clinical operations, and other specified departmental procedures and policies as assigned. Plays key role in supporting preparation and on site support during site surveys and audits by regulatory agencies. Works with multidisciplinary teams and may be assigned to work under the direction of physician or nursing staff for assigned initiatives. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Applying significant knowledge of area assigned, carries out or leads monitoring efforts and populates dashboard and key indicator data sets Develops, supports, and/or leads quality improvement initiatives; develops approaches to linking quality improvement to outcomes reported through dashboard or key indicator data or surveys and observation studies Works with institutional leadership to develop improvement efforts Reviews documentation and assesses effectiveness of documentation review approaches; analyses causes and develops solutions for documentation failures Gathers data and/or develops research and data analysis projects Develops and carries out complex audits requiring content and operational knowledge of activity being audited Maintains employee records of training and credentialing as required by unit activity assigned and associated regulatory standards Can perform audits to ensure compliance against standards, regulations, procedures, policies, IND/IDE and clinical trials. Perform trending and analyzing of data using appropriate quality and statistical tools. Assist in reporting data within and external to the department, institution, across institutions, and to governmental agencies Assist / develop training documentation, review/audit competency assessments and training documentation to ensure that employee record corresponds with tasks employee is performing CAPA - Assist with correction and preventative action plans based on audit findings, deviations and events. Plan follow up audits to assess if the desired effect / change was achieved Qualifications BS/BA degree in science, medical technology (MT,SBB,etc) or related field required. Minimum of 6 years of experience in related field (clinical laboratory, blood bank, clinical setting, biologic/pharma industry), which includes 3 years of related quality and regulatory experience, or advance degree in related field and 3 years in quality of regulatory experience. Maintain basic knowledge of applicable standards and regulations to ensure department / institution ongoing compliance with accreditation standards (FACT, JC) and inspection regulations (FDA, DPH,CMS, DOT) Outcome analysis - Review / interpret / report relevant information as assigned or to present to physician or other investigator Subject matter expertise - provide assistance in a given area of expertise (microbiology, immunohematology, cell processing, informatics, clinical operations etc) to help the department / program achieve its stated objectives and goals for the overall improvement of the program Strong Excel skills required. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities Role and Responsibilities: Postdoctoral Fellows will assist the Associate Director for Scientific Operations to develop and fulfill the scientific mission of the Center for Cancer Evolution (CCE). The principal mission of the CCE is to develop and validate mathematical modeling strategies of tumor evolution and treatment response, and eventually utilize these strategies to identify best therapeutic intervention. We will investigate the treatment response of cancer cells and their microenvironment, develop novel mathematical frameworks describing the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and treatment response that are parameterized using the experimental systems, and predict and validate optimum intervention strategies that will ultimately be implemented as prospective clinical trials. The CCE is looking for highly motivated and qualified Postdoctoral Fellows to investigate tumor evolution using and creating mathematical models of tumor evolution, heterogeneity, and drug resistance in order to further the understanding of cancer evolution, metastasis formation, and emerging drug resistance. Postdoctoral fellows will have the following responsibilities: Design and carry out modeling and analyses of datasets. Assist in the design and implementation of databases for the Center. Write code and generate reports for the Center. Work directly with “bench” scientists in analyzing data generated from individual specific and global projects. Prepare reports and give presentations as needed. Interact with the Center’s scientific collaborators and constituents and assist them with their projects. Assist in grant and manuscript preparation for the Center. Qualifications Qualifications for Postdoctoral Fellows are as follows: PhD degree. A strong background in cancer biology and cancer dynamics as well as statistics or applied math is required Background in applied or pure mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics or computational biology; and interest in cancer biology and work experience in probability theory and statistics are preferred. Knowledge of mathematical modeling and evolutionary theory as related to cancer, biostatistics methods and bioinformatics software, and the ability to create novel analysis platforms desired. 3 years experience in statistical computing, preferably in a biological research setting. Familiarity with multiple computer and statistical languages. Ability to work in a team setting. Willingness to work variable hours and days. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Per Diem
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Clinical Assistant is responsible for direct care provided to patients and for contributing to efficient operations in the patient care environment. Direct patient care activities include, but are not limited to, obtaining vital signs, drawing and collecting blood samples and assisting nursing/medical staff in performing invasive procedures, such as bone marrow aspirates. Indirect patient care activities include those that support clinic operations such as ordering and stocking clinical supplies and patient education materials, transporting patients and specimens as needed, and monitoring the environment of care. There are no set hours for a per diem position. Your schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department and your availability. Responsibilities Ensures proper patient identification and maintains patient safety, privacy, confidentiality and follows guidelines under HIPAA. Obtains and records vital signs, pain screens, weights and heights accurately into Longitudinal Medical Records (LMR). Reports changes and/or abnormalities in vital signs; findings that are outside of defined parameters; and changes in patient's conditions to the nursing/medical staff in a timely manner. Obtains specimens (urine, stool, sputum, etc.) and ensures accurate labeling in presence of patient. Instructs patients/family members in collecting specimens. Performs phlebotomy and EKG as applicable and is competent in the two patient identifier practice. May precept with specific training. Assists with disease center specific procedural needs as applicable. Transports patients, medical records, specimens, blood components, equipment and supplies in accordance with Institute policy. Ensures that all patients on schedule are accounted for and communicate with providers/patients and colleagues as to approximate wait times. May be required to assist with research specific patient data entry as required. Assures that all clinical areas have an adequate stock of medical supplies, equipment, and forms. Assist with medical record preparation. Properly cleans and maintains equipment and patient care environment. Maintains a working knowledge of current computer systems used in clinical areas. Understands and utilizes the telephone/pager systems, including text paging staff, call system and emergency response system. Provides proactive instruction and time expectations to patient and family. Communicates patient and family status difficulties and concerns to appropriate staff. Attends mandatory training and education sessions, completes mandatory annual competency assessments and follows Institute policies. Accepts additional responsibilities based on the changing needs of patients, families, staff and unit. Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required Completion of an accredited clinical assistant program or medical assistant program required. In some cases, Nurse Students in an accredited Bachelor’s program with at least 2 completed clinical rotations may be considered. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs. Demonstrates proficiency in technical skills. Demonstrates respectful and courteous behavior toward peers, co-workers, visitors and management. Developing technical expertise, applies Institute policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs. Demonstrates proficiency in technical skills. Demonstrates respectful and courteous behavior toward peers, co-workers, visitors and management. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Part time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for assisting the Program Attending physicians in the medical management of hematologic (including BMT) and solid tumor oncology patients, as well as patients receiving elective chemotherapy. Inpatient PAs will be expected to collaborate and cross- train with all of the inpatient teams. The PA works closely with the physician and nursing staff to develop and coordinate a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families. Professional collaboration between inpatient and the ambulatory setting is expected by all PAs. Responsibilities Manages all aspects of patient care in collaboration with his/her supervising MD and care team Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition Orders and interprets diagnostic test results to obtain pertinent medical information Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data which may include admission and discharge notes, daily progress notes and results of examinations Prescribes therapy or medications and performs procedures according to DFCI privileges Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all members of the care team and all DF/BW staff. Participates in quality improvement projects and patient safety initiatives Practices in an efficient manner without compromising high level of patient care Works well with and coordinates care amongst attendings, consulting teams, nurses, social worker and other healthcare professionals promoting excellence in patient care Adheres to documentation of notes based on standard practice of program Participates in precepting of students after training completed. May begin earlier or later based on Chief PA or supervising MD recommendation. (Inpatient Chief PAs must approve inpatient PA preceptors. Proctoring may be recommended for PAs who are unable to participate in the PA student preceptor program.) Qualifications Bachelor's Degree and successful completion of an AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies program are required. Must be NCCPA Certified and licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts. Must maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Licenses and complete 100 hours of CME according to national and state regulations during each 2 year period of employment. Expert knowledge of general medicine and preferable exposure to hematology/oncology and/or inpatient medicine. Ability to incorporate knowledge of general internal medicine and medical complications unique to oncology patients in day to day management of patients will be required. Must be professional, quality driven, and have the proven ability to work well within a cohesive group of peers. Exercises the highest level of professional judgment and will exercise independent originality in solving problems. Strong communication skills and sound judgment. Possesses the maturity and confidence to work closely with clinicians, therapists, and team members across the organization. Ability to build working relationships amongst his/her peers and other team members working with inpatient oncology patients. Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing clinical education and training and exhibits expert knowledge of inpatient oncology and general medicine. Able to accept instruction and guidance and assume graded responsibility in complex teamwork, while demonstrating an understanding of procedures, policies and documentation required to facilitate PA compliance with hospital standards of care. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with all members of the care team and all DF/BW staff. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks a Computational Biologist who will work in the Aguirre laboratory within the Hale Center For Pancreatic Cancer Research (http://halecenter.dfci.harvard.edu) and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. The successful candidate will work as a data scientist on the analysis of datasets generated from pancreatic cancer genome sequencing, bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing and small molecule drug sensitivity testing in order to help advance efforts for precision cancer medicine. Responsibilities The qualified candidate will develop and implement integrative computational approaches to analyze genome sequencing data, CRISPR-Cas9 and small molecule screening data and bulk/single-cell RNA sequencing data to understand the pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. The candidate will become part of an integrated team including laboratory, computational and clinical scientists across Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. This group includes graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, clinical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, geneticists and doctoral and entry level computational biologists and data scientists. Related projects and responsibilities may include: Integrative data analyses of genome sequencing, bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing, and drug sensitivity data from organoid models to define new treatment paradigms for pancreatic cancer patients. Analysis of prospective clinical DNA and RNA sequencing to guide the care of cancer patients Studies of drug sensitivity and resistance to existing and emerging cancer therapies using data from genomic and functional analysis of patient-derived samples Studies of patient samples for tumor behavior and clinical outcomes Integrative analyses of data from functional genetic screening (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9), protein-protein interaction studies (e.g. IP-Mass Spectrometry), and epigenetic profiling (e.g. Chromatin immunoprecipitation) to identify novel therapeutic targets. Studies of cancer immunotherapies to develop predictors of response These projects are collaborative efforts between the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute, and the successful candidate will have appointments at both institutions. These new data could help identify novel approaches for personalized care in pancreatic cancer treatment. In addition, this data may provide support for new methods in clinical decision-making, biomarkers for rational drug development, and new insights into tumor biology through innovative analyses. The person hired for this position will join the team and take a leading role in these computational biology efforts. Qualifications A PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, or mathematics or physics with significant computational experience, together with significant research experience in computer programming and computational biologicy applications. A strong background in statistics and biology. Experience managing and analyzing large datasets and with machine learning techniques desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research are required. Must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to work effectively and multi-task in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment is a must. Should be able to collaborate across a range of knowledge (e.g. effective communication with software developers and physicians) Ability to seek out mentorship and assistance as needed, while also being a mentor to other members of the lab and the DFCI/Broad Institute community. Experience in R and/or Python is preferred, with willingness to learn new languages and tools as the field grows (e.g. Github, Docker, WDL, and other emerging algorithms) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. The Fischer Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a Structural Biology Lab that combines molecular biology, computational biology, structural biology and chemistry with various ‘Omics’ techniques such as proteomics to study the pathways and protein complexes involved in the regulation of protein abundance via cellular degradation systems that are often associated with human diseases, including cancer. Using our knowledge of the cellular degradation machinery, we use structure and computational guided approaches to develop new molecules that hijack the ubiquitin proteasome system for targeted protein degradation. The Fischer Lab (https://fischerlab.dana-farber.org/) seeks a highly motivated individual to join the team as a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW who will work on various mass spectrometry-based proteomics projects such as: Targeted detection of proteins and post-translational modifications Cross-linking mass spectrometry for studying protein structure and protein-protein interactions Deep shotgun proteomics of whole cell proteomes Our laboratory is based at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Longwood Center and is an affiliate of the BCMP department at Harvard Medical School, and part of Dana-Farber’s Center for Protein Degradation. Join our highly interactive team of scientists, postdocs, graduate students and technicians to work on testing and creating new avenues of therapeutic intervention. Responsibilities Proteomics-based method development Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports, presentations, grant and publication preparation Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities Collaborates with other lab members for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures Qualifications Recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree Good understanding of statistics Experience in sample preparation for mass spectrometry-based proteomics Ability to collect and analyze experimental data, prepare research publications and communicate results Ability to work in a collaborative and team environment Experience with R, MATLAB, python and general computational abilities Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA
Feb 15, 2020
Full time
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Join Meromit Singer’s group to advance our knowledge of the immune system’s regulatory role in cancer and autoimmunity! We are seeking talented, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join us in our mission to unravel immune regulation and potential in disease via computational and experimental techniques. Our work involves the development and application of computational machine learning frameworks to high-throughput datasets generated in our lab (e.g. single-cell transcriptomics), followed by experimental validations. We work on clinical samples and various mouse models, advancing basic immunology and improving clinical diagnostics and therapy design. We collaborate closely with mouse immunologists and clinical oncologists to generate rich datasets tailored to cutting-edge questions and for functional validations of our findings. Our main interest is in elucidating the immune system’s functional roles and dysregulation in cancer and autoimmune diseases. Our lab is part of the new interdisciplinary Center for Information Biology (cBio Center) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS). We are located within the Longwood campus in Boston. Responsibilities A PhD or equivalent in computational biology, statistics, computer science, or a similar field. Candidates holding a degree in biological/medical science are also welcome to apply if they have extensive background in computational or statistical work. Lead author of at least one publication in major peer-reviewed scientific journals. A genuine love for science and people. Qualifications Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law. Interested applicants please submit CV and a selected publication through the Dana-Farber careers website.