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Physician Assistant

Millennium Physicians

This is a Contract position in The Woodlands, TX posted September 14, 2020.

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant Department: Oncology General Summary of Duties: To promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision in medical oncology at Millennium Physicians Group area locations.

Affect patient care and outcomes throughout the disease process according to the policies and procedures provided by Millennium and the State of Texas as they pertain to Nurse Practitioners (NP) / Physician Assistant (PA).

This includes the performance of complex tasks on a routine basis which may involve direct and indirect clinical care, research assistance, and administrative responsibilities.

Some travel to other clinic locations required.

Essential Functions:
• Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients throughout the continuum in the ambulatory setting based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

• Direct care of patients with a wide range of oncologic diseases to include New Patients, Consultations, Follow-Up Patients
• Proficient use of EMR systems
• Perform and document history and physicals, order and review diagnostic studies, therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff
• Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many patients require long term and multi-disciplinary care
• Direct care and management in the outpatient setting to include: initiation of evaluation, documentation of clinic visits, patient and family education, obtaining informed consent for treatment, documentation of telephone conversations, identification and treatment of treatment toxicities, management of symptoms, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community
• Treatment planning with Physicians, active participation in tumor board review and discussion of cases
• Engage in peer-to-peer reviews with insurance
• Perform credentialed procedures Experience:
• 2-4 years experience as a practicing Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
• 2-4 years Medical Oncology experience Requirements: Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program and certification approved or recognized by the State of Texas OR Degree requirements as defined by Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as a Physician Assistant.

Written authorization from the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as Physician Assistant in the State of Texas Knowledge/Skills:
• Broad knowledge of medical terminology and pathology, a broad knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply these principles to teaching
• Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform routine and special procedures used in the daily care of the specialty-specific population, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities