The Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center invites applications for a pediatric oncologist to work in the capacity of an Inpatient Neuro-Oncology Hospitalist. The successful candidate will become an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and join a superb faculty with strengths in all aspects of pediatric cancer. Candidates must have an MD preferably having completed fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology with board eligibility. The successful candidate will be expected to provide exceptional inpatient care to children with malignant disease and their families, to have superb communication skills and be able to work as part of a team, supporting nurse practitioners, fellows and residents who care for these patients, as well as leading quality improvement efforts for the Neuro-Oncology service.
Duties as Inpatient Neuro-Oncology Hospitalist would include the following specific responsibilities:
Provide independent care of pediatric neuro-oncology patients on the inpatient hospital service in partnership with the inpatient team and neuro-oncology faculty
Supervise advance practice providers (APPs: physician's assistants and nurse practitioners) in the care of inpatients
Write admission, discharge, daily care, and chemotherapy orders in collaboration with other physicians, trainees and advanced practice providers
Participate in the treatment of patients on clinical research protocols
Coordinate multi-disciplinary care with other hospital and inpatient services
Coordinate and assist with education of patients and families
Engage in development of new programs and processes that will lead to improved quality, safety and efficiency of care.
Engage as a physician-leader in education of neuro-oncology nursing, as appropriate
Attend and participate in weekly Neuro-Oncology Conference
Perform inpatient consultations on new and/or established patients in concert with the neuro-oncology fellow or hematology-oncology fellow on service at that time and supported by one of the full-time neuro-oncologists.
Perform procedures independently as needed (e.g. Bone marrow biopsy, IT chemotherapy, ommaya access)
Provide education and supervision to medical students, residents, fellows, and other learners in the inpatient setting
Training will be provided and supervision will be coordinated with the Neuro-Oncology and other faculty of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Coverage of the in-patient service would include approximately 40 weeks of inpatient time (Monday through Friday or equivalent if weekends are included, negotiable), 8 weeks of protected time for project-based work that will result in advances in care of inpatient brain tumor patients or in medical education.
Women and members of under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. The position will be based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center). Salary offered will be consistent with fair market rate and commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and three letters of recommendation to:
Scott A. Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
David A. Williams, M.D.,President, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
c/o Tara Roderick
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, 450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Preferred Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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