The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time Cardiothoracic Surgery Inpatient Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide patient care on night shifts at UW-Montlake. The Cardiac Acute Care Service Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, fellows, residents, and RNs providing acute care services to patients and families. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing independent and collaborative patient management of cardiac surgical patients following transfer from the intensive care unit through discharge to the outpatient setting. This position provides a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate in the Department of Surgery, on a twelve-month service period (Jul 1 - Jun 30) with an anticipated start date in Summer 2021.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on a dedicated cardiothoracic inter-professional team with other established APPs, Cardiothoracic surgeons, and Mechanical Circulatory support providers.
Perform minor bedside procedures and wound management as needed
Provide a full spectrum of care for cardiac acute care surgical patients
Participate in the education of nursing staff and surgical residents
Participate in quality improvement projects and process improvement activities for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Performs other related duties as required
Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant licensure for PA-C
Graduate Degree from and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or accredited 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 with cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.
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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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