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University of Utah Health Physician Assistant, Oncology - Fast Track Residency Program in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Explore this exciting opportunity to complete a 8 month training program with the Inpatient Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) service at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). As a valued member of a dynamic team, the APC is on the front-line of patient care. This specialized Postgraduate Hematology/Oncology APC residency program will prepare APCs to care for cancer patients as part of a multidisciplinary team with a primary focus on inpatient Hematology and BMT.

We are looking for motivated and patient-focused individuals who have a strong interest in caring for patients with Hematologic malignancies. The people chosen for this full-time and benefited position, will train with multiple different teams, in order to allow for a more broad understanding of the most common cancers and differing treatment options. While the APC Residency program does offer rotations through inpatient Oncology and other ancillary services, the program’s central goal is to train APCs in Hematology and BMT, in order to best prepare them to work on the inpatient Heme/BMT service at completion of the program.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a top academic research and cancer treatment center, and has earned the elite national designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute. HCI sits in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Front Mountains, overlooking the Salt Lake valley, and is part of the University of Utah Health Care system. HCI cares for patients from all over the Intermountain West, and has been continually expanding in order to accommodate the growing needs of our region. The new Kathryn F. Kirk hospital addition (set to be completed in early 2023), will house a new and larger Hematology and BMT inpatient unit, which the new APC Residents will help to staff.

Responsibilities

  • Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.

  • Performs physical examinations.

  • Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

  • May perform bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, skin biopsies, lumbar punctures; administers intrathecal chemotherapy; and may participate in bone marrow harvests.

  • May monitor the level of and adjust immunosuppressive medications.

  • Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.

  • Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

  • Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.

  • Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.

  • Assists in the collection of data for research projects.

  • Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.

  • Participates in special projects and committee functions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.

  • Demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Current licensure to practice as a Physician's Assistant from the State of Utah.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Certification in ACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.

  • Utah State prescriptive privileges.

  • Licensure is obtained by completing a Master's degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master's degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

  • UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.

  • At least one year of NP/PA experience desired

  • Experience with oncology and surgical patients helpful

  • Experience with wound care helpful

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 48383
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule M-S
Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department HCH CST 60G APC SUPPORT
Category Advanced Practice Clinicians

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.