Breast Oncology Advanced Practice Provider
Company: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization
Posted on: June 25, 2022
minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Breast Oncology
Advanced Practice Provider (3198170) Job Description Breast
Oncology Advanced Practice Provider - ( 3198170 ) Description
Advanced Practice Provider - Breast OncologyDescriptionBreast
Oncology Advanced Practice ProviderJoin a supportive Advanced
Practice Team in a role supporting the Massachusetts General
Hospital Cancer Center. This practice specializes in the care of
patients with breast malignancies. This team has a demonstrated
history of providing exquisite, evidence-based patient care. This
is a fantastic opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider (NP or
PA) -to work in this invigorating and collaborative environment.
The breast oncology APP will provide direct care to outpatient
breast oncology patients. With an interdisciplinary team approach,
this provider will promote a collaborative relationship between
providers, professional nurses, and administrative staff, to ensure
continuity of patient care in the management of their disease and
related issues as well as to develop expertise in the -field.
Within this role, the advanced practice provider will be
responsible for a panel of patients. Other responsibilities include
caring for patients throughout their continuum of care and
fostering collaboration with other professionals within the
hospital and clinics to facilitate patient care.The breast oncology
APP provides outpatient care to the breast oncology patient
population. This provider develops, implements, and evaluates a
plan of specialized health care for this oncology patient
population throughout the care continuum. Promotes a professional
and collaborative relationship and effort between the advanced
practice team, medical staff, professional nursing staff, and
administrative staff. Strives to provide and to ensure continuity
of care for patients, while being efficient in use of resources.
This provider serves as a role model for professional advance
practice and participates in the professional development of the
team through teaching, committee involvement or quality and safety
initiatives to name a few. In addition to clinical skills, this
person should possess strong leadership and communication skills
and be able to work effectively with other members of the
team.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The breast oncology
NP/PA provides direct care to this patient population in
collaboration with the attending physicians and respective disease
center teams. The NP/PA will be responsible for:
- Performs and records the patient history and physical
examination and discusses findings with the collaborating team.
Obtaining and coordinating laboratory results, charting of clinical
findings in the EMR, orders, nursing instructions, and other
- Utilizes advanced practice knowledge to identify, prevent or
solve complex and/or recurring breast oncology patient care
- Follows and manages patients (in collaboration with MD)
enhancing continuity of care.
- Performs (oversees/assures completion of) specialized
procedures particular to the select oncology population mutually
agreed upon with collaborating physician.
- Collaborates with staff and physicians to facilitate a
comprehensive plan of care and coordinate resources and write
appropriate orders improving access to care, establishing goals for
the delivery of care to patients, participating in clinical
research, and managing communications between physicians, patients,
family, and staff.
- Appreciates complex medication interactions.
- Ensuring appropriate diagnostic procedures occur in a timely
matter through careful coordination with other services such as
radiology, facilitating various clinic appointments, communicating
with patients regarding test results, and providing coverage for
- Educating patients regarding a variety of breast oncology
issues associated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
- Indications and interpretation of radiology, pathology, and
- Understands the complex medical environments of cancer patients
including, but not limited to, those with advanced malignancy or
- Writes orders which are in accord with current guidelines
including chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
- Maintains and practices in accord with practice guidelines per
state and hospital -regulations.Provides consultation to both
nurses and physicians and serves as a resource to staff in area(s)
- Serves on appropriate intra- and inter-departmental
committeesCollaborates with staff and other health care
professionals to meet staff and patient educational needs.
- Participates in the development of formal and informal
educational programs for nursing and support staff.Monitors patient
outcomes in accordance with defined standards of patient care.
- Identifies system-wide factors contributing to undesirable
outcomes, such as -complications and over utilization of
services.Supports and conducts research efforts to advance
knowledge and to promote research-based practice.
- Evaluates own practice -and program effectiveness.
- Identifies pertinent patient care and health delivery problems
- Evaluates current research findings for clinical specialty and
determines applicability to -practice.
- Assists nursing and medical colleagues in research
- Encouraged to conduct research.Responsible for own professional
growth and maintenance of required credentials.
- Maintains the standards and educational requirements specific
to the position and licensure.
- Identifies own learning needs and goals.
- Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on
committees and task forces within patient care services and the
- Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on
current health care practice/research.
- Is willing to obtain procedural proficiency for hematologic
oncologic specific procedures. Training will be provided.
Qualifications SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:Demonstrated
competence in specialized area.Ability to effectively communicate
clinical information, care plans, etc. to medical and lay
audiences; able to educate patients and their families regarding
routine and complex medical information.Skilled in creating
appropriate documentation and use of electronic medical records to
consistently provide high quality and timely documentation
including progress notes, sign-off notes, and discharge
planning.Strong organizational and time management skills.Ability
to work independently as well as a member of a team; can
effectively influence and lead as necessary.Effectively uses
analytical skills and problem-solving techniques in both clinical
and operational matters.LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or
REGISTRATIONS:Master's Degree in Nursing or completion of NCCPA
programCurrent licensure in the commonwealth of Massachusetts as a
registered NP/PACurrent certification as a nurse practitioner in
appropriate specialty to care for adult patients.EXPERIENCE:2 Years
Advanced Practice experience preferred, prior hematology/oncology
experience preferred. Proficiency with Epic and EMRs preferred.
Familiarity with clinical trials preferred.SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITY:No direct reports; may indirectly provide leadership
and guidance to less seasoned and new staffFISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:No
direct budgetary responsibilityDemonstrates fiscal responsibility
by effectively using Mass General Brigham resourcesWORKING
CONDITIONS:Full Time, Four 10-hour daysBoston, MA Massachusetts
General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - By embracing
diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead.
-Applications from -protected veterans and individuals with
disabilities are strongly encouraged. -
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