Pediatric Oncology Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship job

Pediatric Oncology Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship
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Pediatric Oncology Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) Fellowship

Our vision is to enhance the transition of newly graduated APPs or experienced APPs new to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and inspire their practice as they become proficient clinicians. The aim of the fellowship is to shape the APP’s practice to deliver high quality, evidence based, ethical, compassionate, and cost-effective care to pediatric hematology/oncology patients, while promoting professional development and leadership.

Fellowship Overview

The fellowship provides comprehensive training with the goal of developing well-prepared Pediatric Hematology/Oncology APPs. APP Fellows are supported by a structured educational framework combining didactic and experiential learning to promote and advance their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills enabling them to provide safe, efficient, patient-centered, specialized care to a diverse pediatric hematology/oncology patient population. Additionally, the APP fellowship program supports professional development and leadership through participation in research, organizational committees, conferences, and programs.


The first half of the program consists of three, equal length rotations in the Pediatric Inpatient, Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center (PACC), and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The second half of the program will allow the fellow to choose an area (or areas) of focus. The fellows will be guided by experienced preceptors, managers, and the fellowship director. 

Fellow Clinical responsibilities will include:

  • Obtaining patient health histories
  • Performing comprehensive physical assessments
  • Ordering and analyzing laboratory and diagnostic studies
  • Formulating and implementing treatment plans
  • Coordinating patient care
  • Evaluating the patient’s response to treatment plans


Pediatric Outpatient: Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center (PACC)

The Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center is a comprehensive APP run clinic that serves patients in the ambulatory care setting. Fellows will have the opportunity to experience various patient visit types, including new patient visits, established care visits for routine management, and urgent care visits. Routine management of the pediatric hematology/oncology patient may include symptom management and/or treatment with high dose chemotherapy or immunotherapy. The fellow will provide direct clinical services for acute and chronic illness management in the areas of Pediatric Solid Tumors and Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies in collaboration with attending physicians.

Pediatric Inpatient: Memorial 9 (M9)At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the APP driven model in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, Pediatric Surgery, and Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care (PACT) promotes autonomous management of patients in these areas of clinical practice. The fellow will provide direct clinical services for acute illness management in these areas in collaboration with attending physicians. The goal of this rotation is to provide comprehensive training in these areas to promote safe, patient-centered care to this specialized patient population.


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) While rotating within the PICU, the APP fellow will provide direct clinical services for the evaluation and management of critically ill pediatric hematology/oncology patients in collaboration with pediatric intensivists and the multidisciplinary team. Our vision is to enhance and promote the transition of the new APP into practice while providing comprehensive education and training specific to pediatric critical care medicine.


Length of Program12 months


Number of Positions2 per year, starting August 2021


Eligibility & Requirements 


  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Current New York State RN and NP licenses, or PA license and appropriate NP/PA board certification
  • All applicants must be graduates of accredited United States University programs.

Interested applicants:  Please submit completed application, personal statement, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendation. 

**Please upload personal statement, CV, and recommendation letters as a single attachment in the resume section of the online application


Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources:1. Peer/Colleague2. Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor3. Current or prior work supervisor 


Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Interviews will be conducted in March 2021


Program Manager

Kelly Haviland Ph.D., FNP- BC

Advanced Practice Provider Manager for Professional Development

This job was posted on Thu Feb 11 2021 and expired on Tue Mar 09 2021.


  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
  • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
  • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.
  • Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.
  • Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
  • Hand items to surgeons during operations.
  • Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.
  • Conduct specified laboratory tests.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
  • Engage in research activities related to nursing.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
  • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.
  • Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.
  • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Professional Development

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