Join Harborview Medical Center's Edward Thomas House - Medical Respite at Jefferson Terrace as a per diem Healthcare Specialist (HCS) (ARNP; Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant). This program provides care for patients discharged from hospitals, clinics and EDs who are homeless and too sick to function on the streets or in shelters and not sick enough to stay in the hospital. The Medical Respite Program is operated by Harborview Medical Center under a contract with Seattle-King County Public Health. As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) 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. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Healthcare Specialist (HCS) (ARNP; Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant) 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 HCS 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. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains customer service competencies.
Provides comprehensive assessments of complex/specialized patients, and when appropriate, 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.