The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Teaching Associate/Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (ARNP or PA). The Advanced Practice Provider is an integrated role which includes clinical, education and research components.
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 April 15, 2021. This position has an annual service period (July 1 - June 30). This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service.
The APP primary purpose is support the growth and development of the pediatric and transplant-related radiation therapy (pediatric and adult total body irradiation, TBI) programs through working with physicians on patient care and care coordination. The pediatric portion of the position will include coordination of the care of patients being treated at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC Montlake), the SCCA Proton Therapy Center (SPTC) and Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH), The APP will also interact with and coordinate care with providers at other institutions sending their patients to us for care. Depending on the APP's interests, s/he may also assist with some portions of radiation treatment planning. The TBI portion of the position will include coordinating care with the medical oncology transplant services and our intake staff, seeing patients for consultation and on treatment visits, and assistance with protocol compliance, all under the supervision of attending physicians. Depending on availability, the APP may also assist with other services such as Adult Sarcoma radiation oncology. The incumbent must possess the ability to function independently.
Specific responsibilities include:
See new pediatric patient consults, on treatment visits, and return visits, enter diagnosis codes and orders for simulation, track patients from consult to treatment, and act as a liaison between the solid and brain tumor teams and the radiation oncology service
Coordinate with the SCH / UWMC / SPTC clinicians and staff, as well as clinicians referring to UW from outside institutions to make sure that all the necessary imaging and records are available for review prior to patients visits
Serve as a clinical point person for referring providers at other institutions referring their patients to SCH/UWMC/SPTC for care, including overseeing the referral process, under the supervision of attending physicians.
See TBI new patient consults and on treatment visits, enter diagnosis codes and orders for simulation, track TBI patients from consult to TBI treatment, and act as liaison between transplant service and radiation oncology service.
Assist with documentation of clinic visits, radiation treatment summaries, and other clinical documentation
Act as liaison between Peds oncology service at SCH and Peds radiation oncology service at UW and SPTC
Assist with treatment planning (ensure appropriate images have been imported and fused, contour normal anatomy) and help monitor dosimetry workflow for new patient starts
Communicate with patients on behalf of attending physicians
Communicate with referring services on behalf of attending physicians
Help manage prior authorization requests (insurance approvals for imaging and/or radiation treatments) when beyond the scope and knowledge of the Intake Staff (when clinical expertise is needed)
Attend and represent attending physician in Pediatric Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Boards, and Pediatric Patient Care Conferences for continuity of care
Consent patients for strategic consortium registries and other studies, as appropriate
Support protocol compliance work for total body irradiation program
Due to the importance of complex coordination of care and strategic programmatic growth desired for this position, this APP role may have a reduced clinical component compared to other disease-site lines within the Radiation Oncology clinic
Experience in oncology program growth and development
Oncology Nursing Society certification desired, but not required
Must be approved for a faculty Teaching Associate position by the School of Medicine and Department of Radiation Oncology
Licensed in the State of Washington as an Adult Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or eligible for registration as a Physician's Assistant (PA)
Must be eligible to receive hospital staff privileges
Prescriptive privileges required or be eligible to apply
The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills and record of reliability
Applicants must submit a letter of interest and CV via Interfolio
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