The University of Washington (UW), located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, is seeking a full-time Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our growing structural heart team. This is a great opportunity to become a faculty member at one of the nation's leading medical and academic institutions, and work in a fast-paced, supportive, and autonomous environment.
The structural heart team at the UW provides outpatient and inpatient services for preoperative and postoperative TAVR, MitraClip, and LAA closure patients. This position will work closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Interventional Cardiologists, residents, fellows, and RN's to provide independent and collaborative management to patients undergoing catheter based procedures in a rapidly changing and developing environment. This position provides a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate in the Department of Surgery, on a twelve month service period with an anticipated start date of spring 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on dedicated Structural Heart service with an interdisciplinary professional team of providers and staff
Perform bedside procedures
Provide a full spectrum of care for a structural heart patient population
Participate in the education of nursing staff and residents
Participate in quality improvement projects and process improvement activities for the structural heart service through the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Maintains a culture of interprofessional collaborative practice based on clinical excellence and mutual respect.
Promotes organizational philosophy of Patients are First Initiatives and Pillars.
Performs other related duties as required
Eligible for either Washington state Physician Assistant licensure for PA-C or Registered Nurse and ARNP Licensure.
Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program.
Nationally certified ARNP/PA with DEA.
Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgical procedures.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Basic computer knowledge and command of basic personal computer skills.
Candidates should submit their application via Interfolio link below with cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three professional references.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.