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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Advanced Practice Provider (APRN or PA) - Med Onc - MDA UTMB Galveston (151109)





Galveston, Texas, United States

The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider (APRN or PA) is to provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. The Advanced Practice Provider impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the care continuum.

Advanced Practice Provider opportunity in Medical Oncology Clinic located at MDA UTMB Galveston location. The ideal candidate Ideal candidate will be an APRN or PA with at least two years of experience as an APP; experience in general medical oncology is a plus.

**Department will consider new graduates whom are licensed and work ready**

Shift: 8am-5pm with no weekends and holidays (times may vary based on department needs)

Key Functions / Responsibilities

Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

Direct care of patients with benign and a wide range of oncologic diseases to include New patients, Consultations, Follow-Up during and after cancer therapies, autonomous survivorship clinic.

Proficient use of Electronic Health Record in the delivery of care. Complete documentation per MD Anderson policy and guidelines.

Perform and document history and physicals, order and review diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff.

Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many patients require long term and multi-disciplinary care.

Direct care and management in the outpatient setting to include: initiation of evaluation, documentation of clinic visits, patient and family education, obtaining informed consent for treatment, documentation of telephone conversations, identification and treatment of treatment toxicities, management of symptoms, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community.

Serve as a medical expert for the Business center and Nursing staff in the intake process of new and transfer patients to ascertain safety, appropriateness, and treatment modality.

Treatment planning with Physicians, active participation in tumor board review and discussion of cases. Engage in peer-to-peer reviews with insurance. Perform autonomously in an independent Advanced Practice Provider clinic.

Contribute to the development, modification, and interpretation of oncology guidelines, policies, procedures, including quality assurance activities.

Maintain working knowledge of HAL research trials for medical oncology. Participate in clinical research as appropriate.

Work collaboratively with APP colleagues in the provision of care including covering colleagues as needed.

Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature and guidelines for care.

Participate in safety and process improvement initiatives throughout the Houston Area Locations.

Participate in institutional and center trainings and meetings as required.

Perform credentialed procedures. Participate in coverage of center ATC as needed. Prep for and follow-up on clinical visits. Participate in Treatment and Supportive Plans, providing review and signatures in a timely manner to facilitate timely patient care


Required: Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.


Required: None.

Preferred: One year of experience as an Advanced Practice Provider; experience in general Medical Oncology.


Required: All of the following:

PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

Must meet the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) if working in one of following department: Pediatrics - Patient Care (113100).


All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) If working in the following departments: Pediatric - Patient Care (113100).

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas. Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View]

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 151109
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000
  • Science Jobs: No