Job Description

Physician Assistant - Breast Plastic Team; Signing Bonus of $5,000

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) 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:

Job Summary/Purpose:

The Surgical MLP is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for providing patient-focused health care.  In this role, assessment, communication skills, and problems solving, and critical thinking techniques are used to deliver quality care and to facilitate physician productivity.  This highly respected role acts as a liaison for our surgical oncology patients, working in concert with clinic, case management, Nursing and CAM staff in order to meet the clinical needs of patients.

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the position will perform tasks as directed by the supervising physician and the clinic supervisor or manager.  In addition, the position performs only those clinical tasks he/she is capable of and within the scope of the supervising physician.  The Surgical MLP comply with all hospital by-laws, rules and regulations and ensures all entries in the medical record are co-signed by the attending physician.  Prescribes Category III and above drugs is as indicated by state/federal licensing.  May implement telephone orders for Category II drugs when a standing order is present.  Provides orders under supervision of physician during assigned "on call" duty.

The Surgical MLP covers a broad scope of services and must be able to effectively interface with a variety of settings, both with urgency and efficiency. This role covers both the inpatient and outpatient services under our surgical physician group. Ability to take call on weekends is expected. A high level of independence and critical thinking in the role, being able to trouble-shoot issues as a collaborative team (nursing, supervising physician, hospitalists, case management) is essential. Hours for this position will vary depending on weeks assigned to the clinic, or the inpatient unit where the ability to be flexible in scheduling is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Completed a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education for the training of Physician Assistants; or

* Education programs on the Armed Forces of the United States, Public Health Service, or their successor agencies which meet the criteria specified by NCCPA; or

* Completed and graduated a program which fulfils the requirements to be a licensed independent practitioner, as a nurse practitioner.

* Successfully passing National Certification Examination

* Illinois license required

* Maintains required number of CME hours as required by the professional organization

* Has either clinical experience, or inpatient care experience dealing with high-acuity patient such as a generalized Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Unit, or Surgical Intensive Care Unit.


Essential Physical Requirements:

* Job is light to medium in nature, requiring occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds maximum (i.e. assisting patients).

* Ability to remain stationary 1-4 hours per day.

* Ability to be mobile 6-8 hours per day.

* Ability to perform simple grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, stooping (i.e. to assess patient’s condition).

* Ability to communicate effectively with hospital staff and patients (hearing/speech).

* Ability to travel between facilities (i.e. hospital and clinic).

* Employees within this job classification will have exposure to blood borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals/waste.

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. 

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