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


Chief Medical Physicist

The Chief Medical Physicist will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists’ Radiation Medical Director. This role will be responsible for designing a treatment plan and accurately calculating the delivery of radiation treatment based on the Radiation Oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy and according to established practices and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the radiation treatment planning for our IMRT and Brachytherapy program.
  • Responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for equipment and procedures that ensure the equipment works properly and are correctly calibrated according to accepted protocols to assure their constant acceptable performance for patient safety and treatment efficiency.
  • Assists with determining technical specifications for selection of new equipment, supervising installation of new equipment, performing acceptance testing upon completed installation, and measuring performance parameters to ensure the accurate clinical implementation of new equipment.
  • Maintains licensure for the facilities.
  • Serves as a liaison with state and federal regulatory agencies for Radiation Oncology program
  • Supervises all Radiation Oncology staff in specific dosimetrists and together with Chief Therapist the radiation therapists.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time equivalent experience in medical radiation physics
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Medical Physics, Radiologic physics, Engineering or a related Physical Science field with strong background in Mathematics.
  • Certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics from the American Board of Radiology or Equivalent


Radiation Therapist

The Radiation Therapist will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists’ Chief Medical Physicist. This role will be responsible for administering radiation therapy as directed by the radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and other treatment information; communicate basic information between the radiation oncologist and the patient; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files.

Responsibilities

  • Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others. Follow universal precautions in patient care.       
  • Review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification.
  • Position patients for treatment with accuracy according to prescription.
  • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.                       
  • Maintain records, reports and files as required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings and patients' reactions.
  • Conduct most treatment sessions independently, in accordance with the long-term treatment plan and under the general direction of the patient's physician.
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation. Daily morning QAs done as directed by medical physicist.
  • Observe and reassure patients during treatment and report unusual reactions to physician or turn equipment off if unexpected adverse reactions occur.
  • Prepare and construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices.
    Act as liaison with physicist and supportive care personnel.
  • In cooperation with the attending physician and the office scheduling, schedules the patients to receive radiation therapy.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program. 
  • Minimum two years actively practicing as an RTT.
  • ARRT certification required. 
  • Must hold valid Arizona radiation therapy license


Dosimetrist

The Dosimetrist will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists’ Chief Medical Physicist. This role will be responsible for designing a treatment plan and accurately calculating the delivery of radiation treatment based on the Radiation Oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy and according to established practices and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
  • Provides assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
  • Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the application of specific methods of patient and/or beam dosimetry as directed by the Medical Physicist.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from a formal medical dosimetry program accredited by JRCERT.
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent experience in Clinical Medical Dosimetry.
  • Current certification as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist from the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.


Medical Assistant (PRN/Full Time)

About This Position

The Medical Assistant 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



Registered Nurse Part Time/PRN

About This Position

The Clinical RN will report to Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists’ Clinical RN Lead. This role will be responsible for coordinating and providing safe patient care including the delivery of IV infusions, educate patients about disease and treatment, triage patients calls, and collaborate with the providers under the supervision of experienced clinical RN’s.

Responsibilities

  • Assess and monitor patient’s physical and emotional well-being
  • Documents nursing encounters in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Verifies regimen orders and administers chemotherapy, biologics, immunotherapy and supportive care medications according to institutional policies and protocols
  • Recognizes and responds to cancer-related issues including toxicities and oncological emergencies
  • Assesses readiness of patient/family to learn and provide individualized patient education
  • Provides compassionate support to patients and family
  • Communicates with patients and providers pertinent concerns or feedback
  • Assists patients in managing side effects of disease or treatments
  • Works with the care team to triage and prioritize needs of patients either directly or by phone
  • Participates in quality improvement activities

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of nursing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of oncology practices and treatments.
  • Knowledge of current developments in cancer diagnosis and therapy.
  • Knowledge of research practices for phases I, II and III clinical trials.
  • Oncology resource to colleagues, allied health personnel and health care consumers.
  • Ability to administer chemotherapy and other treatment therapies.
  • Ability to empathize with patients and families and deal with grief and challenging patient interactions.
  • Ability to collaborate with health care team to make personalized treatment plan for each cancer patient
  • Ability to cope with death and dying.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • BLS certification
  • Current Arizona RN license in good standing or eligible to obtain an Arizona RN license
  • Competent in venipuncture and vascular access
  • Prefer 1-3 years of experience in a busy hematology/oncology clinic
  • Completion of ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy course within 3-6 months of hire
  • Willing to hire and train new graduates

 



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.



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