Physician- Cancer Center
Company: Christus Health
Posted on: July 11, 2019
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist is a physician with specialized
education and clinical competency to provide care for oncologic and
hematologic diseases in diverse populations. This position
functions under the Regulatory Guidance provided by the State of
Louisiana and within the Standards of Practice outlined by the
American Society of Clinical Oncology. The Physician has the
responsibility and accountability for assessing patient/family
health problems and resources, planning, implementing and
evaluating the plan of care for the patients. Per the Departments
Scope of Practice, this position requires providing services to
oncology patients, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding
of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served. This
position requires the full understanding and active participation
in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.
It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent
with the Core Values. The associate shall support the CHRISTUS St.
Frances Cabrini's strategic plan and the goals and direction of
their Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
The Physician utilizes the scientific process and national
standards of care as a framework for managing client care. This
Assessment of health status
Obtains a relevant health and medical history
Performs a physical examination based on age and history
Performs or orders preventive and diagnostic procedures based on
the patient's age and history
Identifies health and medical risk factors
Diagnosis - Physician makes a diagnosis by:
Utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process
Synthesizing and analyzing the collected data
Formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical
examination, and diagnostic test results
Establishing priorities to meet the health and medical needs of the
individual and family
Development of a Treatment Plan
Orders additional diagnostic tests
Selects appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological
Develops a patient education plan
Plans appropriate consultations or referrals
Implementation of the Plan
Accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests
Prescribing pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological
Provides relevant patient / family education
Makes appropriate referrals to other health professionals or
Follow up and Evaluation of Patient Status
Maintains a systematic process for patient follow up
Determines the effectiveness of the treatment plan with
documentation of patient care out comes
Reassesses and modifies the plan of care as necessary to achieve
health and medical goals.
Interdisciplinary / Collaborative Responsibilities:
The Physician participates as a team member in the provision of
health and medical care, interacting with professional colleagues
to provide comprehensive care.
Physician attends and participates in multidisciplinary case
conferences, Tumor Conference, Cancer Committee, and other
activities as necessary.
Networks with referring physicians, agencies, and clinics regarding
the care of patients and disease status. Maintains open lines of
communication with referring physicians and agencies.
Coordinates with Cancer Program Medical Social Worker, Dietician,
Radiation Therapists, medical oncology clinic nursing personnel,
chemotherapy nurses and supporting occupation therapists on the
care of patients.
Collaborates with other physicians regarding admissions,
appropriateness of care plan, pharmacy orders/prescriptions, and
diagnostic tests as necessary.
Scope of Practice: Physician will develop a clearly defined and
documented scope of care.
Documentation: Physician will document patient care fully and
completely in the appropriate patient chart.
Research: Physician will collaborate with the research nurse,
patients, and other physicians to facilitate research efforts.
Review all laboratory and radiographic reports as well as other
patient related documents and makes appropriate interventions and
or initiate action.
Procedures: all outpatient procedures will be performed in
accordance with established protocols and within established
OBTAINS KNOWLEDGE OF, AND DEMONSTRATES COMPLIANCE WITH INFECTION
CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.
Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required.
Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.
DEVELOPS, IMPLEMENTS AND EVALUATES A PLAN OF CARE FOR THE
Develops and implements the plan of care based on assessment
Establishes the plan of care within time frame specific to assigned
Re-evaluates and modifies the plan of care, based on the patient's
response to the interventions.
Communicates the plan of care to members of the nursing team.
Prioritizes and delegates patient care activities based on patient
assessment and staff capabilities.
Appropriately coordinates and/or delegates aspects of the plan of
Involves the patient/family in developing the plan of care.
Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding
INCORPORATES THE PLAN OF CARE INTO THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE AND
MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY.
Communicates effectively with physicians and allied health
Coordinates care with other disciplines involved.
Involves allied health team members, as necessary.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences
ASSURES THE RIGHTS OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY ARE RESPECTED AND
Allows for privacy and modesty in the provision of care.
Identifies self by name and title to patient/family
Reports suspected cases of abuse/neglect, if identified.
Understands role of, and how to access, the Ethics Committee.
Establishes presence of consent prior to treatment/procedure.
DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY PRESCRIBE
MEDICATIONS, INTRAVENOUS THERAPY AND BASIC FLUID MANAGEMENT.
Understands actions, side-effects, contra-indications of drugs.
Follows five "rights" of medication administration.
Adheres to medication policies, practices and standards.
Prescribes medication, intravenous therapy and fluid
DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE OF UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND
THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY USE UNIT SPECIFIC PATIENT
CARE EQUIPMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE.
Completed Unit Specific Annual Competency Checklist.
Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.
Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.
Differentiates between patient complications and equipment
Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating
Participates or performs required Quality Improvement studies
accurately and in a timely manner.
Assists Medical Director in the development of new policies or
procedures as requested.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills English required,
bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French)preferred
One-year recent experience preferred
Current Louisiana Medical License
Current BLS Card
Current ACLS Card
Board Certification required within 2 years of hire date.
Keywords: Christus Health, Alexandria , Physician- Cancer Center, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana
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