Texas Oncology is searching for an advanced practice provider (APP) for our comprehensive cancer center in Round Rock. Both Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) with oncology experience are invited to apply. The APP provides primary care and patient education in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients. Scope of the responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher and nurse leader.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients. •Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation. •Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient. •Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. •Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs. •Promotes/provides staff education. •Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice. •Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements. •Completes patient charge tickets. •Provides case management for oncology clients and their families. •Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials. •May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff. •May mentor new mid-level providers
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Science in PA Studies from an accredited program. Minimum of 2 years post MSPA experience in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of hematology/oncology diagnoses and subsequent treatment. New graduates or candidates without hematology/oncology experience often struggle to succeed in this position. State license and current certification required.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.”® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends. Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.