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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
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The 7MB - GI Clinic has an outstanding opportunity as full time 100% FTE (40 hours per week) ARNP, Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant The successful candidate will be a member of the Harborview GI Service, and function as an independent provider but with supportive consultation from the physician staff as needed to provide appropriate patient care.
The APP (Advanced Practice Provider) in the Ambulatory Care setting works under the supervision administratively of the clinic practice manager or clinic health specialist lead and professionally under the supervision of the clinic medical director or other designated physician. The ARNP/PA-C functions independently in a staff position to implement the role of expert practitioner, consultant, educator and researcher within the specialized area of patient care. The APP possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. The HCS performs within the scope of licensure and in accordance with clinic, hospital and university policies/standards. Responsibilities include: • Provides comprehensive assessments of complex/specialized patients, and when appropriate, their families. • Maintains the care of a “panel” of patients in the assigned clinical area. • Obtains and records medical histories, performs physical examinations, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, establishes diagnosis and follows current standards of practice for prescribing medications and/or establishing treatment protocols. Recognizes own limitations and consults when appropriate. • Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment and works in collaboration with the physician to develop management and treatment plans. • Documents findings, reports and plans of care including needed patient education and appropriate follow up of care in the medical record. • Performs efficiently during emergency situations, using sound judgment and following established protocol. • Participates in the QA and process improvement activities of the clinic. Shares in the improvement in quality of patient care through participation in committees, implementation of new trends in nursing or medical care, and by contributing suggestions for improvement in organized delivery of care. • Participates in an interdepartmental effort to facilitate a safe environment for staff and patient care. • Follows clinic standards on the use of safety equipment and regulations for personnel (i.e., blood borne pathogens, TB, etc.). • Assists in the training of various levels of health care professionals. • Develops and maintains relationships with clinic staff, clinic manager, clinic medical director, interdisciplinary patient care teams and other hospital staff to ensure maximizing positive department and employee relationships. • Supports and advocates the mission and objectives of the medical center and division and assists in interpreting these to patients, visitors and the community
SCHEDULE: Position is 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day shift, Monday thru Friday.
LOCATION: - Harborview Medical Center Campus - Seattle, First Hill
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Nurse Practitioner: Master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing AND Washington State Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License with prescriptive privileges AND National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. OR Physician Assistant: Licensure as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Washington with national certification from a national certifying body (NCCPA). Applicant must be eligible to receive hospital staff appointments for adjunct staff membership by the Organized Medial Staff of the hospital under Medical Staff By-Laws for hospital-based positions. AND ACLS certification
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