The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery within the University of Washington School of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA) at the rank of Teaching Associate. This is a faculty position and will be based primarily at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) with an anticipated start date in Winter 2021. The APP Teaching Associate appointment is a 12-month term, with reappointment recommendation on an annual basis. University of Washington faculty engage in clinical care and teaching, with opportunities for quality improvement and research. APPs are an integral part of the surgical faculty team at the SCCA.
The Surgical Oncology ARNP/PA-C is an advanced registered nurse practitioner or certified physician assistant who provides evaluation and management of pre/post-operative patients at the SCCA. The ARNP/PA-C assesses and manages the pre and post-operative phases of treatment, addresses treatment toxicities, performs procedures, monitors for cancer progression or recurrence, and consults with professional peers as needed. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.
Collaborates and consults with multiple surgery attending physicians & other disciplines/services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care.
Performs complex and problem-focused H & P's
Evaluates and manages patient in their pre and post-operative stages as well as long-term surveillance
Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
Provides patient, caregiver, and peer education
Communicates effectively with inpatient and outpatient teams
Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
Active member of the SCCA Rapid Response/Code Team
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
Current and valid Washington state PA or ARNP & DEA license
Strong oral and written communication skills
One year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Surgery/Surgical Oncology strongly preferred
Strong flexible team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
EPIC EMR experience preferred
Interested candidates should upload cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio.
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