Hematology/Oncology Physician for BMT Program in South Austin, TX
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in South Austin is a FACT Accredited BMT program that performs autologous and allogenic transplants for blood cancers. St. David’s is in partnership with Texas Transplant Institute, the first FACT accredited program, Texas Oncology and Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network. The blood and marrow stem cell transplant program was established at Methodist Hospital in 1993 and expanded to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in 2013 to establish a comprehensive adult transplant program in Austin. The two sites operate together as one program by sharing common quality management processes, policies, procedures, physicians, nurse competencies and personnel.
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center offers a Very Immunosuppressed Patient (VIP) Care Program, the only program in the region that focuses on promptly identifying and treating immunocompromised oncology patients arriving through the cancer clinic or the Emergency Room. The program provides special training to ER and clinic staff to identify and address the unique needs of chemotherapy patients.
The BMT program has a dedicated state-of-the-art BMT transplant unit, including HEPA filtration, an outpatient clinic, and photopheresis service.
Looking to recruit Hematology/Oncology physician with BMT experience for Summer 2021.
Full benefits and CME
Call is 1:3
Daily Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Evaluate potential candidates and donors for stem cell transplantation understanding the malignant and non-malignant indications for stem cell transplantation as well as eligibility criteria
2. Understand the different conditioning regimens and how each contributes to the immunological and cellular recovery following stem cell transplant
3. Utilize evidence-based medicine practices to develop differential diagnoses and treatment plans
4. Evaluate and treat post-transplant complications including acute and chronic GVHD, infections, organ damage, relapse and understand the management of patients who are on chronic immunosuppression
5. Proficiently perform HSCT specific procedures including but not limited to bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, bone marrow harvests, lumbar punctures, skin biopsy and stem cell infusion.
6. Communicate effectively with patients and their families regarding the patient’s medical status and translate medical terminology to more basic terminology that patients/caregivers can understand
7. Counsel patients and their families regarding complex medical problems, ethical issues, survivorship and end-of-life care as necessary
8. Communicate effectively with supervising physicians, other PAs/NPs, referring providers, consultants and the transplant team regarding the clinical status of stem cell transplant patients
9. Advance the science of transplant through participation in research when able, while staying abreast of changes to evidence-based medicine as it pertains to HSCT
10. Remain familiar with the current medical literature in stem cell transplantation, including the current controversies and the public-health and economic ramifications of stem cell transplantation.
11. Understand and communicate issues of ethical considerations in the conduct of stem cell transplantation.
12. Participate in efforts to maintain public awareness and need for donor registration.
13. Educate and mentor new PAs/NPs interested in pursuing a career in stem cell transplantation
14. Serve as a resource to other health care professionals training and/or rotating through the stem cell transplant unit. Trainees may include NP/PA students, NP/PA new hires, residents, fellows, RN students/RNs.
15. Maintain privileges (per all regulations and guidelines) to write orders and administer chemotherapy, order diagnostic tests and bill for services rendered.
16. Serve a wide range of patients including research, general hematology, and chemo patients.
Knowledge and Skills:
Board Certified or Board Eligible Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. Completion of a Fellowship.