About our Practice

Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists is built on a foundation of clinical excellence, compassionate support, and commitment to helping our patients through very difficult times in their lives. While the education and experience of our physicians and healthcare team enable us to provide the best possible care, it is our dedication to seek ways to improve our patient’s experience and outcomes, that sets us apart. 

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We’re on a mission to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. This ambitious and important goal is what motivates the selfless, collaborative, courageous and exceptional people who make up our growing organization.

We share a common philosophy about how we treat patients; it’s not enough to think of those we care for as just patients. All are very unique people and that is why we tailor treatments that are as individual as the patients we treat.

This is an exciting time to join our practice. We are looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals who demonstrate a natural desire to be part of the meaningful work of caring for our patients. 

Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists is a proud partner of OneOncology. OneOncology partners access the latest cancer research and treatment options to provide the best care for our patients close to home. This collaboration is driving the future of cancer care through a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered, and patient-centric model improving the lives of everyone living with cancer.

Help us realize our mission and be a vital part of our continued success! 



Open Positions

Credentialing Specialist

About This Position

The Credentialing Specialist will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists’ Controller. This role will be responsible for all aspects of the credentialing, recredentialing and privileging processes for all medical providers of Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists. Responsible for ensuring providers are credentialed, appointed, and privileged with health plans, hospitals and patient care facilities. Maintain up-to-date data for each provider in credentialing databases and online systems; ensure timely renewal of licenses and certifications.

Responsibilities

  • Compile, submit and track credentialing/re-credentialing applications for all providers. Ensuring all new providers as well as existing providers are properly credentialed.
  • Responsible for tracking and renewing each provider’s license, certifications, malpractice insurance and DEA to ensure timely renewals.
  • Review applications for completion, accuracy and timely submission. Follow-up appropriately per internal documented guidelines.
  • Track and maintain participation with all health plans including but not limited to managed care plans along with hospitals ensuring providers have appropriate hospital privileges.
  • Track continuing education credits notifying providers of deficiencies.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate credentialing status and documentation for each provider in electronic (credentialing database) and hard copy format.
  • Communicate with providers all documents required for credentialing, re-credentialing, license/certification renewals, etc. always following provider notification documented timelines.
  • Communicate provider credentialing status internally including new providers as they become participating with each payer.
  • Ensure all office location additions and/or changes are appropriately handled by notifying health care plans for a seamless transition.
  • Credential new modalities/lines of business to prevent disruption to reimbursement. Provide status updates to management team.
  • Notify health plans, hospitals, etc. of provider terminations and name changes.
  • Assist internal departments to resolve payer issues regarding system errors, non-par status and other issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of current health plan requirements for credentialing providers recognizing the latest standards and procedures in credentialing and accreditation Inform Manager and/or Medical Director of potential credentialing, hospital privilege and non-compliance issues. Work with Manager to develop/implement resolutions.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining team Policy and Procedures, staff communication and ongoing team training and education.
  • Assist Controller and/or other management in various projects and departmental issues as needed.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent
  • Prefer at least 3 years’ credentialing experience

If you are interested in applying for the Credentialing Specialist, please complete the form below.



Medical Records Associate

This position updates, maintains, and reviews each patient’s chart to make sure that the charts have all the current information and the chart is properly filed in the correct tab (i.e. current information, notes, reports, and lab test). This position verifies that patients’ chart is completed and ready at the front desk for the patient’s appointment. Work is performed under the general direction of the Patient Access Supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Prints a daily appointment list for next day’s clinic.
  • Pulls charts for next day’s clinic where applicable.
  • Locates missing information and scans to the EHR queue for provider sign off.
  • Electronically submit progress notes to applicable referring providers.
  • Works with the cancer registry for information requests.
  • Pulls phone messages, faxes, and delivers to appropriate area.
  • Prepares fee tickets for next day’s clinic.
  • Files correspondence, lab results, notes, etc. under proper tabs in the EHR
  • Makes chart repairs.
  • Handles release of information.
  • Answers incoming calls for Medical Records.
  • Interfaces with Physicians/Nurses as needed.
  • Interfaces with the Front Desk staff regarding charts for patient appointments.
  • Respects the dignity and confidentiality of patients.
  • Maintains a good attendance record and reports on time for work.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Complies with clinic safety policy and procedures.
  • Possesses good communication skills that lend to a team-oriented work environment.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Assists with training and orientation of new employees as assigned.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Additional hours may be required.

Key Competencies

  • Must have excellent organization and follow-up skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner
  • Ability to participate in multi-functional teams; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Arizona practice.
  • Must be proficient in computer applications including word processing and e-mail.
  • Must be able to discern various medical reports so that they can file under proper tab 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 



Medical Assistant Level I

About This Position

The Medical Assistant I will report to our Clinical RN Lead. This role will perform direct patient care and clerical tasks under the direct supervision of clinicians to ensure the delivery of effective, compassionate care.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with in-office medical procedures
  • Administers medications/ injections and treatments as allowed by MA license under the direction of the provider.
  • Ensures efficient patient flow
  • Facilitates communication with and between the patients and providers
  • Accurately documents patient’s information in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Prepares patient for exam/treatment/by gathering and documenting patient vital signs, reconciling medications and allergies, and reviewing/completing any patient paperwork
  • Prepares patients charts
  • Performs other clerical and medical duties as assigned by the providers to facilitate care of the patient (including by not limited to obtaining authorizations for outside tests, scheduling outside tests and creating lab requisitions)
  • Maintains inventory and cleanliness/safety of the exam rooms 

Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to multi-task in fast paced environment is essential.
  • Knowledge of organization policies, procedures systems.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements for safe handling of blood and body fluids.
  • Skill in computer applications.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in gathering and reporting information.
  • Skill in venipuncture.
  • Skill in customer service, i.e. answering phone, greeting patients.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, and other internal and external sponsor and agencies.
  • Demonstrates a positive, respectful, empathetic attitude at all times.

Qualifications

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Completed medical assistant program
  • 1-3 years of experience in a busy hematology/oncology clinic setting
  • BLS Certification
  • Stable work history and able to work in a busy, fast paced office setting

If you are interested in applying for the Medical Assistant Level I, please complete the form below.



Scheduler/Assistant to the Physician Senior

About This Position

The Scheduler/Assistant to the Physician II will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists; Site Manager/Coordinator. This role is responsible for scheduling follow up visits and treatments, schedules outside tests, scans and/or surgeries and obtains authorizations and referrals as needed for these where applicable, works with the providers to coordinate calls with outside care teams, and works as the liaison for the patients.

Responsibilities

  • Promptly acknowledge patients and visitors
  • Complete patient check-out including scheduling future appointments
  • Obtain pertinent patient data, pre-certifications and insurance authorization to schedule imaging studies, diagnostic tests or outside referrals
  • Coordinate scheduling of tests/procedures with patients and informs patients of special instructions prior to appointment/procedure
  • Work directly with the provider and serves as the point person when the provider needs to contact a referring physician, specialist, patient, hospitalist, lab, etc.
  • Serve as the point person when a patient has a question for the doctor during business hours
  • Answer phones, routes call to the appropriate staff, and accurately documents/relays messages
  • Document in the EHR where patients are sent for outside tests etc. to ensure clear direction for the medical records department to obtain results
  • Manage providers schedules and work with site manager/coordinator to resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Notify provider of cancelled, missed or re-scheduled appointments
  • Perform other duties as assigned that facilitate efficient patient workflow and timely patient care
  • Work directly with the provider and serves as the point person when the provider needs to contact a referring physician, specialist, patient, hospitalist, lab, etc.
  • Serve as the point person when a patient has a question for the doctor during business hours
  • Answer phones, routes call to the appropriate staff, and accurately documents/relays messages
  • Document in the EHR where patients are sent for outside tests etc. to ensure clear direction for the medical records department to obtain results
  • Manage providers schedules and work with site manager/coordinator to resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Notify provider of cancelled, missed or re-scheduled appointments
  • Perform other duties as assigned that facilitate efficient patient workflow and timely patient care

Key Competencies

  • Ability to manage time to meet daily deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and proficiency at task at hand.
  • Ability to critically analyze situation and identify possible solutions independently.
  • Ability to establish cooperative relationship with patients, families and staff.
  • Skill in working in team environment and with public.
  • Skill in data entry, and basic computer usage.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to break down complex issues.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • 5+ years of experience in a busy hematology/oncology clinic
  • Familiar with medical terminology, procedures and diagnosis
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a stressful environment while providing positive interactions with patients and outside entities

If you are interested in applying for the Scheduler/Assistant to the Physician Senior, please complete the form below.



Gynecologic Oncologist Physician

About The Position

Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists, a proud partner of OneOncology, is seeking a Gynecologic Oncologist to join our practice in Southern Arizona. 

OneOncology partners access the latest cancer research and treatment options to provide the best care for our patients close to home. This collaboration is driving the future of cancer care through a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered, and patient-centric model improving the lives of everyone living with cancer.

Summary

The Gynecologist Oncologist will report to OneOncology’s Director of Physician Services, Arizona. Position responsibilities include the clinical care of outpatient and inpatient consultation and surgeries. This position will provide care to their patients in a clinic setting and serving as a resource for chemotherapy nurses and other staff who identify patients who need urgent care.

Why choose Southern Arizona? Our practice is located in the heart of the diverse beauty of the Sonoran Desert, with mountains in every direction and plenty of wide-open spaces with magnificent sunsets. With year-round sunshine, there are countless opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, including running, cycling, golf and tennis, swimming, rock climbing and hiking beautiful desert trails. In the winter, a short drive up Mt. Lemmon will have you building a snowman or skiing the slopes. Another short drive south will put you in the middle of Arizona’s wine country.

Southern Arizona is also the home to The University of Arizona, known throughout the nation as a leader in science and the arts. In addition to becoming a U of A Wildcat fan, if you’re a sport enthusiast, Phoenix which is only two hours away, has teams in all four major professional sports leagues:  NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes.

Responsibilities

  • Performs variety of diagnostic techniques and management procedures, such as surgery on reproductive organs and chemotherapy. 
  • Also perform medical procedures on non-reproductive organs affected by gynecologic cancer treatment such as the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
  • Assesses and examines patients.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic lab and radiology.
  • Plans and orders treatments.
  • Communicates and consults with physicians regarding patients.
  • Dictates notes for office visits letters for patients.
  • Identifies patients eligible for research trials in conjunction with MD and research staff.
  • Complies with clinic safety policy and procedures.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Serves on councils, boards, committees.
  • Interfaces with hospital staff and with clinic staff including Medical Records, Front Desk, and Physicians and Nurses regarding patient’s charts, appointments and patient treatment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience

  • MD or DO 
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible 
  • Hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the state(s) in which Physician provides services 

If you are interested in applying for the Gynecologic Oncologist Physician, please complete the form below.



Director of Research

The Director will be responsible for administrative supervision and management of all clinical trials in a highly matrix and collaborative environment.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversee and supervise clinical research operations, clinical trial grants and contracts, facilities, equipment inventory, space inventory and clinical trial management systems.

2. Proven ability to work on complex grant mechanisms and support all aspects of the department.

3. Work collaboratively with the research committee and practice operations on budget development and matrix.

4. Implement the reorganization of the technical and operational components of clinical research to support cancer and non-cancer clinical research in the Cancer Center.

5. Identify the need, prioritize the implementation, lead the design of business processes, and ensure sustainability support systems for clinical research.

6. Establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance around clinical research.

7. Oversee the operational management of clinical research expenditures, as well as the generation of new research revenue from industry sponsors and externally peer reviewed organizations.

8. Other duties assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Reports to the Chief Research Officer

QUALIFICATIONS

Must hold a Master’s degree in at least one work related area, such as Healthcare Administration, Public Policy or Health, Health Services Research, Life Sciences, Business Administration Organizational Development. A minimum of 5 years of experience immediately credible to the highest levels of basic and clinical research leadership by taking a consultative and collaborative approach to problem solving. Proactive with respect to clinical trial and disease team needs, responsive with respect to new opportunities and fair with respect to administrative decision-making. Flexible in thought and style, highly tolerant of change and ambiguity and creative in resolving differences of opinion. Persistent, team-oriented and obtain the highest goals possible. Able to simplify, prioritize and make trade-offs in complex, emergent situations and yet retain a collegial, impactful, and outstanding research environment. Demonstrated facilitative leadership abilities in building teams and managing deadline driven clinical research operations. Proven success cultivating a flourishing, high-impact research environment immediately credible to the highest levels of basic and clinical research leadership by taking a consultative and collaborative approach to problem solving.



Revenue Cycle Manager

The Revenue Cycle Manager will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists' Practice Director. The Revenue Cycle Manager acts as the primary liaison between the RC team and the practice as it relates to RCM operations and processes. They coordinate multiple activities across various groups in the practice including (but not limited to) nursing, physicians, front office, scheduling, administration, and billing to support RCM operations. The position is also responsible for staff management of retained practice RCM staff, working on strategic projects (typically with specific payers), supporting new growth opportunities, and following up on outstanding open items impacting RCM.

  • Denials management reviews (review/address where root cause of denial is Eligibility or Auth related)
  • Practice performance (including charges, payments, adjustments)
  • Payer trends and insights

The Revenue Cycle Manager oversees Practice Eligibility and Authorization and serves as the primary liaison for Insurance Verification, Benefits Verification, and Authorization and the RCM team. The position will coordinate multiple activities across various groups in the practice including (but not limited to) front office, scheduling, administration, clinical and billing to support RCM operations.

The position is responsible for working on strategic projects (typically on continuous improvement opportunities) and following up on outstanding open items impacting RCM (i.e. new payer rule changes for authorization, payer insurance card changes, etc.).

In addition, RCM team and the Revenue Cycle Manager and others at the practice will review structured analytics/practice progress

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the liaison between practice staff and RCM team to raise and collaboratively resolve process-related or patient-specific questions or concerns
  • Manage RCM implementation by coordinating internal resources in a collaborative manner to ensure project timelines stay on track
  • Create sense of team among practice staff and RMC to enable productive collaboration and problem-solving
  • Build productive and collaborative relationships with the RCM Engagement Manager
  • Manage Payment Posting queries from RCM team that include:
  • Discrepancies between check amount and EOB amount
  • Missing patient credit card payments
  • Act as the escalation point for eligibility and authorization for practice staff
  • Act as the liaison between practice staff and RCM team to raise and collaboratively resolve process-related or patient-specific questions or concerns regarding eligibility or authorization
  • Coordinates with staff on STAT authorization: Responsible for authorization for a service that is scheduled within three business days, including same day service.
  • Coordinates with staff on STAT eligibility: Responsible for verifying the patient’s eligibility with the payer if they have an unanswered eligibility query one day before their visit,
  • Accurately and efficiently respond to queries received from the RCM team for issues related to eligibility verification, benefits verification, and authorization that are required to obtain benefits information.
  • Facilitates implementation of best practices for authorization to adequate time to obtain authorizations (improve workflows to reduce # of STAT authorizations by collaborating with clinicians and ordering MDs, etc.)
  • Responsible for managing the financial counselor supervisor, completes the evaluation of the supervisor and helps develop the team
  • Work with the revenue cycle team to ensure correct ICD10 coding for appropriate billing

Qualifications:

  • High school or equivalent
  • ICD10 coding experience preferred
  • Prefer at least 5+ experience managing oncology administrative staff
  • 15+ years’ experience working revenue cycle duties in the medical field