The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is looking for a full-time Teaching Associate/Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. This position is on a 12-month service period.
A University of Washington Medical Center ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to Gynecology Oncology patients at the University of Washington Medical Center. They follow patients before/after their surgery, as well as during their chemotherapy and radiation, providing medical supportive care, postoperative care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. They work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.
The ARNP/PA-C functions within their scope of practice and collaborates effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered care.
Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment.
Respectful and ethical in their interactions with staff and patients alike.
Skilled clinicians, providing evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and palliative care needs of patients with cancer.
Ability to effectively communicate information about disease processes, treatments, and management of treatment toxicities to patients and family caregivers.
Scope of Work
Performs complex and problem-focused H & P's
Understands the biology and natural history of common cancers. Provides patient education about the natural history and available treatment
Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues.
Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of care.
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
Communicates changes in patient's health status to the patient's primary oncologist
Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
Actively participates in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms and standing orders.
Documents patient care data in accordance with the UWP policies
Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the cancer patient. Provides support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching, counseling and rehabilitation as well as referring patients to community agencies to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
Teach and mentor new ARNP or PA-C staff & PA and/or NP students
Other duties as assigned
Candidates will be expected to provide medical services at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals, train residents, and medical students, and make academic contributions to the field.
The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The University of Washington, a Recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.
Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant Licensure.
Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or accredited PA program and licensure as an ARNP or PA-C.
Nationally certified ARNP/PA-C with DEA.
Experience working with high risk patients and clinical teaching experience.
Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in patient care.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with educational background, experience, and career goals.
Previous APP experience of at least 1-2 years necessary.
Prior experience in Women's Health and/or Oncology highly desired.
Please submit CV and letter of interest addressed to:
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D., Search Committee Chair
Professor and Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6460
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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