Nurse Practitioner / Physican Assistant - Palliative Care

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-801647
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 20, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is growing! NECS is currently seeking a full-time 40-hour 4 day per week Palliative Care Advanced Practice Provider (APP), Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant. The successful APP candidate will have a strong background in palliative medicine with an oncology/hematology focus. This role works closely with physicians treating a broad spectrum of patients in a fast-paced outpatient environment. The position will diagnose, treat and manage patients both in our Scarbrough, ME clinic as well as seeing patients in the hospital.

NECS is a growing private medical practice serving the state and region from multiple locations in New England. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as one of twelve Oncology Medical Homes in the nation and the first private practice to become a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience and outcomes for our patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the physical and psychosocial status of patients through interviews, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies both in an outpatient clinic setting and an inpatient hospital setting.
  • Elicit medical histories of patients, perform physical examinations, and develop a differential diagnosis/problem list.
  • Order and interpret laboratory tests and radiologic data, diagnose and treat co-morbid illness within the scope of a patient’s hematologic/oncologic diagnosis, perform procedures as delegated by the attending physician, prescribe medications in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Evaluate the quality of care provided and recommend changes for improvement.
  • Initiate appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the patient.
  • Educate patients and families about the disease process and treatment and end of life care
  • Work with patients regarding treatment side effects with goals of improving quality of life while receiving chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy.
  • Facilitate advance care planning, medical decision-making and educate patients on the Death with Dignity Law.
  • Provide information to patients and families related to symptom management and psychosocial response to the diagnosis of cancer and related treatment.

Weekend: Participation in weekend urgent care clinic in Scarbrough 3-4 times per year

Travel: Travel to local hospitals in the greater Scarbrough area to see patients is required

Experience and Skills:

Experience and Skills:

  • State of Maine Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant license required or the ability to obtain.
  • Palliative Care experience required
  • Experience in Oncology and Hematology preferred.
  • Master’s Degree Required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and support staff.
  • Ability to communicate with patients in a clear, concise, and compassionate manner.


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental and vision insurances.  Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance as well as Long Term Care Insurance.  Other benefits include a company-sponsored retirement program, generous Patd Time Off, wellness program and outher voluntary benefits.   Benefits are effective 1st of the moth after hire date.  

The Practice is committed to helping medical professionals maintain their licenses to practice medicine by providing them with opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (“CME”). CME benefits may include reimbursement for tuition costs and examination fees; and time off for CME Events and exams.  The company also pays for reasonable travel and lodging if needed for CME Events, registration costs, and meals if needed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at