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 both inpatient and outpatient care on the Thoracic surgery service at UW-Montlake. The Thoracic Service Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, fellows, residents, and RNs providing inpatient and outpatient care services to patients and families. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specialty consultation and clinical care across the continuum of care primarily for thoracic surgery patients. This position provides a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate in the Department of Surgery, on a twelve-month service period (July 1 - June 30) with an anticipated start date in Fall 2021.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on a dedicated cardiothoracic inter-professional team with other established APPs and Cardiothoracic surgeons.
Provide pre-screening evaluation, post-procedure and hospitalization care as well as follow-up care for thoracic surgery patients.
Act as a liaison between the medical and surgical team members in the pursuit of the delivery of exceptional care.
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.
Perform 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.
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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