Medical Oncology is looking to hire a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) into the Breast Oncology Care Team.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) will be an integral part of our adult Medical Oncology outpatient practice, seeing adult patients with breast cancer.
NPs and PAs are an integral part of cancer care at Mayo Clinic. They see patients at initial consultation and follow established patients, guiding them through their treatment plan in close collaboration with supervising oncologists. The NP or PA manages treatment-related toxicities for patients who are going through standard and research-based chemotherapy/immunotherapy as well as provides care and support for patients during all aspects of their disease course. This includes ordering of curative intent therapy, survivorship care, management of long-term treatment-related toxicities, assessment for cancer regression/progression/recurrence, evaluation for clinical trials enrollment and end-of-life care.
Due to the complexity and breadth of the patient population, the ideal NP/PA candidate requires a commitment to challenging and complex patients, excellent communication and assessment skills, as well as the ability to balance treatment with symptom management and psychosocial support.
The individual NP/ PA will work within the focused Breast Oncology Care Team. The Breast group has 3 teams comprising of Consultants, NP/PAs, RNs and other allied health. The teams work in close collaboration with colleagues in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care and other multidisciplinary teams. The NP/PA will have a central role on the team to provide continuity for patients, serve as a provider resource for nursing and help with coordination of care across multidisciplinary teams.
All NP/PAs in Oncology will provide back-up coverage to our Acute Clinic serving Oncology outpatients presenting with acute symptoms, on average 1-2 times/year. This will not be required until an individual is established in their primary role and has been working in oncology for 2 years.
Once established clinically, the division and tumor group are very supportive of mentoring NP/PAs in other academic and research pursuits.
Masters prepared graduate of an accredited school of nursing and nurse practitioner program. Current Minnesota RN and APRN license and certified as a NP.
Or, a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program with current PA certification by the NCCPA and registration as a PA by the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills for effective interactions with patients, family members and colleagues in multiple disciplines are required and must have demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with all members of a healthcare team. Prior experience as an APP is preferred, but not required. Previous hematology/oncology, women’s health or oncologic surgery experience preferred, but not required.
**External candidates for this position are asked to attach a cover letter and two letters of reference to their online application in order to be considered for this position.**
**Mayo Clinic employees applying for this position are asked to attach a cover letter and their 3 most recent performance appraisals to their online application in order to be considered for this position.**
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $3,735.20, based on a full-time position.
Day hours - no nights or weekends. No call.
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Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant
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