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Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. Marina del Rey, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
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Job Description:

You will ensure a pleasant attitude and working good relationship with clients, patients and co-workers. Assist with general office work as time allows. Handle any other needs assigned to you by your supervisors.  Your work is all done with due diligence, accuracy, legibility, professionalism and completion.  Patient phone calls are returned within 24 hours or same day.  You will work within your scope of practice.

Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records information on patients' charts. Draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Requires a high school diploma and LVN certificate and 2-5 years of experience in a related field. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Prior or Retro Authorizations
  • Insurance Verifications
  • Communicates to staff and patients to handle your job correctly
  • Dispense drugs. i.e. Lynx inventory
  • Educates self on prostate cancer
  • Ensures the satisfaction of patients by meeting reasonable requests
  • Ensures efficiency and makes notes or corrections to improve the office flow of billing
  • Order necessary supplies and inventory for your department
  • Vital signs, injections, lab specimen handling and processing, IV starts
  • Phone calls, pharmacy call backs
  • Patient education
  • Rooms patients
  • Front office duties: as needed
  • Coordination of tests
  • Knowledge and duties of research study and lab protocols
  • Prep all exam rooms for patients –i.e. ultrasound rooms, intake patients
  • Ensure safety standards
  • Restock rooms and keep general areas clean
  • Checks orders of laboratory
  • Medical records
  • Performs a variety of other duties, which include clerical duties and data entry
  • Reports to proper supervisors, as assigned
  • Within your scope of practice (IV)

We are medical oncologists. Medical oncology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine. Medical oncologists are trained to diagnose and treat all types of cancer. However, as Prostate Oncology Specialists we have restricted our practice solely to treating prostate cancer. In the United States less than a hundred medical oncologists specialize exclusively in prostate cancer. Almost all are at academic centers engaging in research. To our knowledge, Prostate Oncology Specialists is the only free-standing clinic in the US that is devoted exclusively to treating prostate cancer.

As medical oncologists rather than surgeons, we do not have a preset agenda toward a specific treatment. All treatments, including active surveillance, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, surgery, radiation, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, focal therapy, proton therapy, nutritional and alternative therapies, HIFU and chemotherapy are given equal consideration depending on the unique needs of each individual patient.

The stakes are way too high to simply rely on doctors so focused on surgery. In our clinic, all but the simplest cases are discussed by our group. Our patients commonly see more than one doctor, a practice that provides a helpful second or third opinion, giving a broader perspective of all the various options. This process is facilitated by technology that enables our doctors to quickly ascertain the essential aspects of each case. Our goal is to empower patients with unbiased information so they can choose the treatment that will be best for them.

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