One Full-time (100% FTE) Faculty Position for Teaching Associate/ARNP or Physician Assistant
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Outpatient and Inpatient Services at UWMC
Faculty Appointment: Teaching Associate/ARNP or PAC position in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is a one-year appointment, renewable annually. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). Anticipated start date will be April/May 2021.
Job Description: A Pulmonary Vascular ARNP/PAC will function as a member of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Team providing both inpatient and outpatient services at UWMC. This individual will be responsible for the following activities:
Outpatient pulmonary vascular disease care. This will include 4-5 half-day outpatient clinics to support outpatient pulmonary vascular disease patients. It is hoped that the teaching associate will take a primary role in heart failure/volume management, medication follow-up, acute visits in collaboration with other members of the pulmonary vascular disease team.
Consultative inpatient pulmonary vascular disease care. This will include coordination with the inpatient pulmonary consult team or ICU team to care for new and existing patients with pulmonary hypertension. This may include evaluating patients, ensuring specialty medication approval, and making recommendations in conjunction with the pulmonary consult team.
Reports to: Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program.
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE
It is hoped that the successful applicant is dedicated to a career in pulmonary vascular disease care. In-line with this goal, the pulmonary vascular disease team will provide ongoing mentorship and training to build the suite of skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in this area. Because expertise in pulmonary vascular disease can be time consuming for both the learner and instructor, this dedication and commitment to becoming an expert in this field will be highly valued.
Works collaboratively with pulmonary vascular disease attendings and nursing.
Provides timely assessment, management, and follow-up of pulmonary vascular disease patients as appropriate to the specific job task.
Participates in the interdisciplinary evaluation, management, and follow-up of patients using appropriate clinical practice guidelines.
Collaborates with inpatient teams including the pulmonary consult service and ICU teams.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and serves as a resource for staff.
Provides patient and/or family centered care by including patient and/or family in health care decision making; providing health education, counseling and referrals to other health professionals and resources.
Participates as a key member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of collaborative and innovative practices and evaluation of patient care outcomes. Proposes changes to translate research and other forms of knowledge to improve practice processes.
Provides other duties as requested which are consistent with the advanced practice nursing role.
SCOPE AND HOURS OF WORK
The APP will be expected to work a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Approximately half of each day will be dedicated to outpatient pulmonary vascular disease care including visits, medication authorization, and testing authorization. The rest of each day will be dedicated to seeing pulmonary vascular disease inpatients, coordinating with inpatient teams, and liaising with outpatient pulmonary vascular team members as needed. One day a month, the APP will be expected to attend the CTEPH multidisciplinary conference at 7a (currently via Zoom) to participate in care plans for these patients. Every Tuesday at 10a, the APP will be expected to participate in the weekly Pulmonary Vascular Disease Team meeting to discuss ongoing challenges with inpatient and outpatient pulmonary vascular disease care plans.
Current, valid and unencumbered Washington State Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Licensure with prescriptive authority or Current, valid and unencumbered Washington State Physician Assistant License
Master's Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or foreign equivalent or Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies or foreign equivalent
Certification by a national board certifying organization.
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 and outpatient care including: initial and ongoing assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of patients with significant heart failure is preferred.
Prior experience in CCU / ICU /or pulmonary vascular disease is preferred.
Interested candidates should submit their application via the Interfolio link below with cover letter and CV.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.
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