Job Description

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

 

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) 

Position Description 

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, in?suburban Atlanta (Newnan, GA) is currently seeking an outstanding Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Surgical) to join our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team  We invite you to join us in making a difference in patient-centered cancer care! 

 

CTCA Atlanta is part of a nationally accredited network of cancer hospitals and outpatient care centers employing top clinical talent and offering high-quality, evidence-based care to patients across the US. As an industry leader in patient satisfaction, we provide a coordinated approach to cancer care with comprehensive access to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, surgical oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and other subspecialist surgeons, a wide variety of medical specialists, and numerous hospital-based specialists. Our programs are supported by robust clinical trials and precision medicine programs and are complemented with an array of supportive therapies designed to enhance quality of life and manage side effects. We provide a compassionate environment that values and respects patients and their families. Every patient’s care plan is individualized to meet his or her needs and treatment goals. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

Essential functions of this role include first assist in OR, inpatient and outpatient follow-ups on a five-day, eight-hour schedule, and shared on-call coverage with plastic surgical team. This role must be able to handle working in a fast-paced, complex working environment and must maintain strong communication. Surgical experience is highly desired, but willing to train the right candidate if required. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

  • Provides appropriate patient care for pre surgical, surgical, and post-surgical patients with hematologic and oncologic malignancies in the inpatient and outpatient setting. This care includes recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning, assisting with wide range surgical procedures, in clinic wound care, answering patients’ question calls, assisting with organizing patient care, and providing accurate medical record documentation. 

  • Educates patients in areas of procedures, pharmacology, self-management of side effects and available community resources. 

  • Facilitates communication regarding goals of care. 

  • Communicates with attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the practitioner’s knowledge base or scope of practice. 

  • Collaborates and effectively communicates with referring physicians/clinicians and stakeholders. 

  • Demonstrates professional commitment through mandatory attendance at continuing education programs, independent reading, and other professional activities. 

  • Assists in development and participating in departmental and interdisciplinary quality. improvement programs. 

  • Conducts daily inpatient rounds 

  • Participate in on call patient care with surgeon-as divided between Plastic APP’s 

  • Assist with training and orienting staff as needed 

  • Provide cross coverage as requested by supervising physician. 

  • Follows HIPAA guidelines for the management of patient privacy and confidentiality 

  • Attends team meetings, staff meetings, team huddles, and other meetings as requested; participates in meeting and team roles as requested 

  • Assists with special projects as directed 

 

COMPETENCIES 

  • Wound debridement, cleaning and wound dressing placing 

  • Wound vac removal and replacement 

  • Layered wound closure  

  • Tissue expander fills 

  • Drain removal 

  • Suture removal  

  • Bolster dressing removal 

  • Seroma aspiration 

 

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Highly competitive compensation structure 

  • Substantial benefits package including:? 

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans with Health Savings/Flex Spending Accounts?

  • Health Savings/Flexible Spending Accounts? 

  • Disability, Long-term Care, Life and AD&D? 

  • 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan? 

  • Generous?paid time off plan? 

  • Professional expense?reimbursement? 

  • Career development opportunities? 

  • Excellent quality of life 

  • Opportunity to learn new operative skills and help cancer patients recover form and function after cancer treatment. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Nurse Practitioner 

  • Successful completion of a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate from a Nurse Practitioner (NP) program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN - formerly NLNAC)  

  • Current certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANPCB), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) or American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification Program (ANCC)  

  • Active Georgia State Nursing License 

  • Current ACLS 

 

Physician Assistant 

  • Successful completion of an ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant) approved program?

  • Current certification by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) 

  • Active Georgia Physician Assistant License 

  • Current ACLS 

 

APPLY NOW! 

Become an engaged member of our collaborative, patient-focused and supportive team! Contact us at physicianservices@ctca-hope.com 

 

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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