Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
NP/PA - Experimental Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The NP/PA is a clinician who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The NP/PA uses clinical and academic skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer or hematologic disorders. As part of a clinical research center, the NP/PA will be an integral member of a research team, following clinical protocols in the care of patients.
In collaboration with a physician, the NP/PA manages clinical research regimens and clinical care for acute and chronic problems associated with such disease, treatment and/or conditions. The NP/PA provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychological and emotional support. The NP/PA has prescriptive authority which includes schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The NP/PA is a member of an interdisciplinary care and research team that requires effective communication and collaboration with co-workers at the Institute in addition to collaborating institutions and agencies. The role requires critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices and leadership that improves the quality of care and advances nursing/medical care within the work setting and throughout the community. The NP/PA takes advantage of formal and informal learning opportunities to strengthen his or her knowledge base in support of the Institute's Mission, Vision and Core Values.
The NP/PA will implement clinical research protocols in collaboration with a physician. The NP/PA will also help triage new referral patients to appropriate consultations and care based on their medical history and potential eligibility for trials. The NP/PA will be an integral member of the research team and be expected to become familiar with trial protocols as part of patient care
Authorization to practice in an expanded role as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Current certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners
Minimum of 24 contact hours beyond generic education in pharmacotherapeutics
Masters degree in Nursing
Minimum of 1 year oncology nursing experience or 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience
Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
Experience with or interest in clinical research preferred.
In possession of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Federal DEA numbers
Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred - OCN, AOCN, CPON
Graduate of AAPA/NCCPA accredited Physician Assistant Studies Program
License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts
Maintain current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration
Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and stats regulations during each 2 years period of employment
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.