City of Hope National Medical Center

Physician Assistant provides independent nursing and collaborative medical management to a defined patient population, according to standardized procedures and in collaboration with a physician supervisor. Provides primary, secondary, and in some cases, tertiary care within scope of practice, licensure and organizational policies. Services provided include, but are not limited to: taking histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering, performing and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests and therapies and furnishing drugs and devices in a cost efficient manner for specific conditions. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention and patient education, combining the qualities of both nursing and medicine. Acts as a health care resource and role model to staff by maintaining a high degree of ethics and integrity.

The Perfect Fit:

• A qualified and experienced Physician Assistant with an insatiable curiosity and sense of inquiry to learn why we treat cancer as we do – and to help us achieve the next level of care.

• A heartfelt commitment to providing quality, evidence-based care to help patients achieve optimal outcomes.

• An abiding compassion for patients and their families, all of whom are fighting against cancer and for a return to health.

• A holistic view of healthcare, recognizing that professional nurses not only care for the physical symptoms of cancer, but for the mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual manifestations as well.

• A genuine desire to be challenged by a complex patient population that is aging, and may be suffering from co-morbidities like heart disease or diabetes in addition to a cancer diagnosis.

• A contagious enthusiasm for focusing – or refocusing – your career on the sense of vocation that compelled you to choose nursing in the first place.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

• Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program or a Masters Degree as a Pysician Assistant

• Three years clinical experience in medical oncology.

• Current California Physician Assistant License.

• Current American Heart Association BLS certification, required.

• Preferred Certification: OCN, CCM.