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Senior Staff Physician, Oncology

Senior Staff Physician, Oncology

Basic Function

Provide high standard, cost effective care of the Oncology Services to JHAH eligible medical recipients under the supervision of Attending Physician. Execute duties within the approved Credentials & Privileges provided by the Hospital Credentials & Privileging Committee.

Scope

Attend service clinical and educational rounds including morning reports and sign out rounds when appropriate. Attend and participate in the multi-disciplinary team rounds. Attend and participate in service/department Quality and Safety activities including reviews, audits and presentations. Report patients' adverse events to the appropriate department/service office. Attend and contribute to service and department business meetings. Prepare and provide patient reports as required within the hospital policy. Participate actively when assigned to a given committee. Keep apprised with, and adhere to, hospital and departmental policies and bylaws. Ensure legible and timely entries into patients' records. Maintain complete patient case records. Adhere to hospital policy regarding patient record confidentiality. Participate in medical records audits when required to do so.

Principal Contacts

He/she is in daily contact with hospitalized patients and their families, nurses, other Physicians, and other medical staff. He/she is also in close contact with Emergency Medical Service physicians, Clinical Medicine Services physicians, Surgical & Diagnostic Services physicians, Radiology Services as well as other respective services requesting care.

Principal Duties

In patient Duties:

  1. Assess and admit patients through Emergency Room, out-patient clinics and transfer from other hospitals as directed by the attending Physician.
  2. Carry out the necessary investigations and admission work-up as indicated.
  3. Carry out the day-to-day patient assessment, plan and execute management under the supervision of the attending Physician.
  4. Conduct daily rounds during work days on admitted patients and assigned consults as appropriate.
  5. Attend to patients when re-evaluation is required throughout the work day.
  6. Attend to admitted patients through the weekend as per the specific service arrangement.
  7. Respond to emergency calls in a timely manner and tend to patients when required to do so.
  8. Participate in trauma care, Code blue care, or rapid response care according to the established role by credential and privilege given.
  9. Answer in-patient consultations within the required timeframe in conjunction with consulting services.
  10. Conduct rounds on related service intensive care unit patients when on-call.
  11. Plan and prepare patients for discharge as appropriate.
  12. Provide in-house 24 hour call when required as per the monthly on-call schedule.

Out Patient Duties:

  1. Attend assigned out-patient medical/surgical and procedural clinics to within approved ambulatory Credential & Privilege.
  2. Refer patients to other services where appropriate.
  3. Evaluate patients in the emergency room and perform minor emergency surgical procedures when required.

Operating Room Outpatient Procedure Area Duties: (only applicable for specific specialty)

  1. Assist in the operating room when assigned to a particular service/attending surgeon.
  2. Perform operative procedures within approved privileges.
  3. Perform the Perioperative anesthetic management within approved privileges.
  4. Maintain punctuality and professionalism in the operating room environment.
  5. When required, keep patients caregiver/guardian informed of the outcome of the procedure.
  6. Dictate timely and appropriate operative reports when required to do so.
  7. Ensure safe patient transfer out of the operating room by completing the required documentation.

Experience

Hold a Board certification and have completed Three (3) years (following completion of internship) experience in the field of their clinical specialty

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

  • Participate in teaching and educational activities of junior staff, medical students and interns.
  • Keep up to date with knowledge and skills required to perform duties safely.
  • Maintain adequate continuous medical education credits as required by hospital and licensing authorities.