UW (University of Washington) Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Care Specialist (ARNP - Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C - Physician Assistant ) to work in its new Post-Acute Care (PAC) Service. We have full-time (100% FTE) positions available. UW Medicine is implementing an exciting post-acute care strategy that includes the formation of a PAC collaborative network, PAC Clinical Service, and PAC innovation team that is developing pathways, best practices, and data analytics to support improvements in quality and safety. Join UW Medicine as an ARNP - Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C - Physician Assistant ("Healthcare Specialist"). We have full-time positions available serving patients from University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and at Northwest Hospital. Work hours are Monday – Friday, including evening/weekend phone consultation shifts every 6 months. The PAC Service is a dedicated and passionate team of physicians and healthcare specialists caring for patients discharged from UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The PAC team provides care during the post-acute period and is designed to meet the evolving clinical needs of the patient in their home, skilled nursing facility, or other type of residence. The patient care medical complexity is wide ranging --from straight forward elective orthopedic surgery patients to patients with multiple complex medical conditions. Our goal is to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction by seamlessly transitioning patients from the care of our hospital-based teams to the PAC Service team. The HCS will partner with a physician and work closely with the hospital and outpatient teams to coordinate care throughout the continuum. Currently our PAC network includes 14 skilled nursing facilities; however, we plan to add other providers over time. In addition, the PAC Service will work to implement innovative models of care by optimizing telemedicine and home-based care options.The HCS in the PAC Service works under the supervision of the PAC Clinical Service Medical Director and the PAC Clinical Service Manager. The Director of Healthcare Specialists works closely with PAC leadership to support the clinical and professional practice of the HCS team. The HCS functions independently in a staff position to implement the role of expert practitioner, consultant, educator and researcher within the PAC setting. PAC HCS possess a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care. The HCS performs within the scope of licensure and in accordance with clinic, hospital and university policies/standards. Enjoy the opportunity to be part of a new and exciting field. In addition to the provision of clinical care, there will be opportunities to participate in process improvement work, training, and research! There will be many opportunities to pursue professional goals while making a difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.