PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OUTPATIENT BREAST ONCOLOGY
- Location: Durham, NC
- Posted: Oct 30, 2019
School of Medicine:
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Job Description Outpatient Breast Oncology APP
Your major responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
6 sessions per week.
Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patients electronic medical record; write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive or negative findings.
Order and schedule laboratory studies, imaging studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
Assist in teaching students, residents and interns in complex techniques and procedures that are unique to this specific clinical setting.
Functions independently to perform a complete history and physical exam.
Formulates a treatment plan.
Uses evidence-based practice guidelines and assessment tools.
Prescribe medication and treatments.
Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Completes documentation and patient billing per PDC policy.
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
Facilitates patient and family education.
Determines eligibility of patient for entry into clinical trials.
Relays appropriate information regarding patient care to the collaborating physician.
Provides symptom management.
Provides on-call coverage as coordinated with physician and weekend call as assigned through the Breast Program Medical Oncology rotation.
First call for practice with oncology centralized triage.
Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Work requires a bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Physician Assistant Certificate of Registration with the North Carolina Medical Board or be certification eligible, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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