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Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Job ID: 81071
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join PeaceHealth's comprehensive cancer care team.

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center team includes 5 Medical Oncologists, 3 Radiation Oncologists, 2 Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Certified Nurses, Clinical Trials staff, Cancer Registrars and numerous professionals who provide support services. Our oncology physicians rotate to cover satellite clinics on San Juan Island and in Ketchikan, Alaska. We also partner with PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro Woolley, WA (30 minutes south) where the PA/NP may be expected to see patients 2 days per week. We have a new care model where the PA/NP would work in tandem with a Medical Oncologist.

Why you'll love the practice:

  • Commission on Cancer accredited facility 
  • Beautiful 35,000 square foot comprehensive cancer center in wooded, natural setting 
  • Collegial clinicians and support staff 
  • OCN Certified nurses, nurse navigators, social workers, nutritionists, financial counselors and spiritual support personnel onsite
  • PeaceHealth has been selected to participate in the CMS Oncology Care Model which is an initiative to improve care through transformational models of care delivery 
  • General tumor board and site-specific tumor boards for breast and thoracic oncology to provide evidence-based medicine
  • Complementary therapies 
  • Actively involved in clinical trials. 
  • Epic EMR 

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Competitive compensation and robust benefits: 

  • First year salary amount:  $131,123-$166,150 depending on years of Nurse Practitioner experience
  • Employment bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME Allowance
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability/life/wellness
  • Retirement

If this opportunity resonates with you, please reach out to:
Manjit Kaur, Provider Recruiter / [email protected]

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives! 

Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for caring for, treating and triaging appropriately, patient's medical, physical and psychosocial needs.

Essential Functions

  • Within scope of practice, perform comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams and interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures to assist in formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Order, collect and perform appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies.
  • Provide needed procedures, including assisting in surgery and continually assess patient’s needs and conduct appropriate follow up.
  • Performing procedures, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures within scope of practice.
  • Order, prescribe and dispense medication and durable goods as allowed by state and within scope of practice.
  • Maintain required records and writes progress notes on patient charts as to status, treatments and procedures.
  • Counsel the patient as to preventative care, medical problems, exercise, and the use of prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Accredited Program Required: Physician Assistant and or Nurse Practitioner
  • Required: . Must be Board certified by the AAPA or AANP

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year Preferred: Physician Assistant experience

Credentials

  • Required : Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner license in Washington state, or ability to obtain by start date
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support

Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. (Required)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (Required)
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, other healthcare staff, and other departments (Required)
  • Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality (Required)
  • Basic computer skills (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions

  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

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