NP/PA position in Cell Therapies (40 hrs/week)

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: May 22, 2019

Job Description

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is accepting applications for an NP or PA to support a new ambulatory based transplantation and cellular therapies clinical service to be located in the Yawkey Building in the Longwood Medical Area campus. The NP/PA will work in collaboration with physicians and other providers to ensure the highest quality of care for patients treated as part of this service. In addition, the NP/PA will play a key role in collaborating with many other key stakeholders and program staff to ensure the ongoing development and improvement of the ambulatory transplant service, serving as content expert for workflow development, communication pathways, and development of patient teaching and staff education materials and tools. The NP/PA will work with clinical, quality assurance and administrative colleagues to establish patient safety and practice standards, address patient and stakeholder needs and contribute to innovative solutions. The NP/PA will also serve as a advanced practice team member for the transplant and cellular therapies program in general, assisting colleagues with emergent patient issues and providing coverage during staff absences.

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 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.


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.

As a clinical provider, this NP/PA will be credentialed at both DFCI and BWH. The NP/PA will maintain a patient caseload and is responsible for expert clinical practice and decision-making based on knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of complex human responses to serious illness, research care, and cellular therapy advances. The NP/PA views the patient and family holistically, and incorporates their physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs into a plan of care, and supports the interdisciplinary team model of practice by facilitating team cohesion and communication. The NP/PA promotes the values and mission of DFCI and BWH by demonstrating courtesy and respect for families, visitors, and other employees. The NP/PA will provide anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychosocial and emotional support. The NP/PA consults with collaborating physicians and other specialists as appropriate and within scope of practice.

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.


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

Experience in the management of patients enrolled in oncology clinical trials, stem cell transplantation, or cellular therapies is expected.

The NP/PA will be a member of an interdisciplinary care team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers and staff at the Institute and other collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices, and an expanded scope of clinical practice that requires full engagement in a complex set of regulatory requirements and special workflows unique to stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies.

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.

Employment Type

  • full time

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115

Opened: 1947



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