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The clinician works in the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic (LCEDPC). The clinician will be responsible for patient intake, pre-clinic data evaluation, patient assessment, and follow-up. The clinician will coordinate the care of patients of this service in conjunction with the LCEDPC Director. Additionally, the clinician will interface with and assist with the CT Screening Program for Lung Cancer. All clinical responsibilities will be performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of the LCEDPC Director.
Evaluates 3-4 new patients in LCEDPC (staffing with attending) and up to 3 follow-ups (with or without attending staffing) each Wednesday (8 hours)
Staff an independent LCEDPC follow-up clinic on a separate day from the main LCEPDC clinic to follow high-risk cases
Prepares for LCEDPC by reviewing all cases prior to clinic (4 hours)
Interfaces with pulmonary nurse, medical director, PCC team, wellness staff to ensure all visits are appropriately triaged, all appropriate images, reports and results are obtained (4 hours)
Is the first contact for LCEDPC questions from other services, interfacing with medical director where appropriate (2 hours)
Documents all nodule board summaries and communicates all results to patients, ordering follow-up imaging where appropriate (2 hours)
Maintains quality metrics for LCEDPC including patients seen, demographics and follow-up (1-2 hours)
Assists with advanced bronchoscopy procedures performed at SCCA (Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon prn) and at UW (possible additional afternoon/week) (4-8 hours)
Meets biweekly with medical director to discuss clinical issues (30 minutes)
Places all orders before and during LCEDPC (1 hour)
Attends tumor board at UW (Tuesday afternoons, 1-2 hours)
Provides cross-coverage to pulmonary consult service APP, when needed
Provides cross-coverage and assistance to lung cancer screening service, when needed
Graduate from an accredited PA or NP program.
One year of ARNP or PA-C job experience
Washington State and DEA licensure required
ACLS training required
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
Proficiency with Excel and Word
EMR experience required
Strong oral and written communication skills
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.