The Department of Radiation Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Teaching Associate/Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C). The incumbent's primary site of practice will be at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Proton Therapy Center located on the campus of UW Medicine Northwest Medical Center in North Seattle and is fully staffed by UW Department of Radiation Oncology faculty physicians. It is the sole Proton Center in the Pacific Northwest and therefore a tertiary referral site for the entire 5-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region. The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington as Teaching Associate with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service.
The ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner with an integrated role which includes clinical and education components. The ARNP/PA-C works in collaboration with physicians and actively coordinates the complex care of cancer patients undergoing proton beam therapy. Under the general supervision of an attending physician, the incumbent may provide for post-treatment cancer patients follow-up visits for the medically indicated period after completion of treatment. Successful candidates must possess the ability to function independently.
Specific responsibilities include: provide patient care by evaluating the physical and psychological state of cancer patients; perform physical examinations on patients; manage side-effects immediately following post-treatment period; order appropriate laboratory and radiographic studies; prescribe medications and refer patient to other specialists as necessary. The incumbent will also provide psychological support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching counseling and rehabilitation, refer patients to community agencies and other resources to promote optimal adjustment and functioning, document thorough dictation and chart notes in accordance with UWMC and UWP compliance requirements for billing.
Current valid Washington State license as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C).
If ARNP, current Washington State license to practice as a registered nurse.
Graduate degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program.
Nationally certified ARNP/PA-C with DEA.
Experience working with high risk patients and clinical teaching experience.
Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary, collaborative team environment.
Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in patient care.
Training and/or experience in the provision of inpatient care including initial and ongoing assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of patients.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and a current CV via Interfolio
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