Job Overview

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.

About City of Hope National Medical Center

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Center Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,

At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We're committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.

Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you're invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.

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