Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Cancer Center in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 3/3/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary

To perform, under the responsibility and supervision of physicians, clinical patient care service defined as: data gathering, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, management of stable and chronic illnesses; and counseling.  The NP /PA will be credentialed according to the medical staff regulations.  They will be under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed attending physician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs evaluation and problem identification of patients.

  • Performs history and physical examination of patients.

  • Writes prescriptions, orders and interprets laboratory data and radiological tests.

  • Monitors patient status and response to treatments.

  • Documents findings in the medical record.

  • Recommends appropriate therapeutic interventions.

  • Interacts with consultants as appropriate.

  • Provides education and counseling for patients. Directs patient and/or family to agencies dealing with specific illnesses/diseases.

  • Orders appropriate therapeutic interventions.

  • Supervises NP, PA, health science and medical students as appropriate.

  • Performs procedures for which practitioner is credentialed as dictated by patient need.

  • Interacts with nursing and technologist staff.

  • Participates in daily team rounding, periodic M&M sessions and department conferences/teaching opportunities.

  • Participates in Departmental quality assurance, risk management, and compliance efforts.

Qualifications

Education           

  • NP: A masters degree in nursing and completion of an approved course of study as a nurse practitioner.
  • Current ANCC certification and D.C. licensure as a NP is necessary.
  • PA: A masters degree as physician assistant and completion of an approved course of study as a physician assistant. Current NCCPA certification and D.C. licensure as a Physician Assistant is necessary.

Experience         

  • Some previous experience is preferred.