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The position will provide care to post-treatment patients in the SCCA Survivorship Clinic and provide care across the continuum from diagnosis to survivorship focused follow-up for patients in the SCCA Sarcoma Clinic.
Allocation of FTE: 50% survivorship, 25% sarcoma survivorship, 25% general sarcoma care.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Within the Survivorship Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be responsible for provision of clinical care and patient education for a broad range of cancer survivors, including adult survivors of pediatric cancers. S/he will work with a comprehensive team including the program director and co-director, the program nurse coordinator, and the program manager toward the goal of extending survivorship services to all oncology patients, regardless of age, place or type of treatment. S/he will collaborate with other providers within the Survivorship Clinic, within other SCCA oncology discipline clinics, and also with physicians and other health care professionals to define best practices of care, develop comprehensive survivorship care guidelines, and establish referral networks internal and external to the SCCA.
Within the Sarcoma Clinic the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will provide evaluation and medical management of Sarcoma patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. They will follow patients during their chemotherapy and provide medical supportive care, as well as surveillance. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages basic health needs of patients, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. The clinician in this role will be expected to see patients along the continuum of care for sarcoma patients, including long term follow-up of sarcoma survivors in the Survivorship clinic conducting survivorship focused visits as described below as well as carrying out surveillance plans following standard treatment pathways in collaboration with the sarcoma medical oncologists.
Survivorship Program: Comprehensive onsite evaluations for cancer survivors including:
Employees within the Survivorship Program are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism in their interactions with patients, referring providers and other team members. Professional conduct includes:
PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE