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Physician Assistant - Hematology/Oncology (Physician Assistant #)

Company: Tower Health
Location: Reading
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Job Description:

Hematology/Oncology opening in Reading, Pennsylvania. Division Reading Hospital - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! MUST HAVE OR IS PLANNING TO OBTAIN A PA LICENSE IN PENNSYLVANIA. Description Reading Hospital, part of Tower Health, is seeking a Nurse Practitioner dedicated to acute hospital rounding and supporting an inpatient oncology team. The McGlinn Cancer Institute (MCI) is nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as offering the very best in cancer care; an honor given to only one in four hospitals that treat cancer. As an acute, tertiary care facility with 600+ beds, Reading Hospital is a dynamic, state of the art facility with professional growth opportunities for the right candidate. Our hospital has the 7th busiest Emergency Department in the United States. We are proud that Healthgrades once again has named Reading Hospital as one of only 14 Pennsylvania institutions among the top 5% of U.S. hospitals based on clinical outcomes. As a teaching hospital, rounding with students and residents exposes you to many fascinating cases. Reading Hospital is a dynamic, state of the art facility with professional growth opportunities for the right candidate. The McGlinn Cancer Institute sees 2,100 new patients, and administers 60,000 cancer treatments per year.We are looking for an intellectually curious, organized, compassionate nurse practitioner to join our inpatient oncology team. This person will be supported by a full-time oncologist, inpatient coordinator, clinical nurse, and nurse practitioner. We are primary a consulting service; we work collaboratively with our dedicated hospitalists and surgeons. Our goal is to individualize treatment for our patients based upon their cancer, stage of disease, functional status, and individual goals. For some patients, the goal of their therapy is cure, for others it may be to live long enough to see the birth of a grandchild. We work closely with a fully staffed palliative care department to help our patients reach their goal. We integrate patient care with our 7 outpatient medical oncologist, 3 radiation oncologist, and 2 gynecologic oncologist.This is a clinical position and the majority of time will be spent in direct patient care. Clinical responsibilities include carrying out new patient consultations in collaboration with the rounding physician, or seeing hospitalized patients independently in follow up. As a consultant, you will enjoy working with the primary service, offering your recommendations, without being burdened with excess paperwork. There are one or two tumor conferences daily and you are encouraged to attend and contribute. Tower Health boasts the 7th busiest Emergency Department in the Country. As such, we see a great diversity of patients and human pathology. You will be taught what you don't know, and you will be encouraged to teach others. You will always feel supported. We often have medical residents and students on service, and we also have 3 oncology fellows in a joint program through Thomas Jefferson University. You will also see patients with blood and clotting disorder Position Requirements Candidates must be a graduates of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with the ability to obtain a CRNP license in the state of Pennsylvania. Experience is preferred, but not required. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Special Notes About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction. With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network. Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region. At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives. Hours Bi-Weekly None Specified Reading Shift None Specified

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