ACHD Advanced Practice Provider Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineFaculty Appointment: Teaching Associate(ARNP or PA) appointment in the Division of Cardiology is a full-time, one-year, 12 month appointment, renewable annually (JCC: 10169). University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and serviceDescriptionAdult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) service at UWMC was one of the first five nationally accredited ACHD programs in the US. Advanced Practice Providers (APPs - ARNPs and PAs) are integral and essential to the comprehensive outpatient care of this patient population. APPs collaborate with ACHD physicians, surgeons, nurses and clinic staff in providing the highest level of caring for this patient population. The ACHD APPs independently see patients in the outpatient clinical setting and seek input and consultation from patient primary ACHD cardiologist and/or surgeon as needed. In addition, the APP will assist with the supervision of cardiopulmonary exercise testing – critical study to evaluate the functional status of ACHD patients. The APP role will likewise expand to include inpatient ACHD consultation. APPs support a model of care delivery that prioritizes rapid access and patient care needs. APPs share the responsibility in caring for patients with ACHD with their physician and surgeon colleagues, and do not carry specific patient panels. APPs are supported in their practice by a team of ACHD RNs, patient care coordinators and medical assistants. As APPs support the entire patient cohort, the APP will collaborate with the ACHD RN, assigned to the patient, in orchestrating and following up the plan of care. Reports to: The physician section head of ACHD and the senior lead advanced practice providerMinimum Qualifications:1.Current and unencumbered licensure as an ARNP or PA-C in Washington State2.Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or graduate of an accredited PA program3.Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment4.Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with chronic and acute cardiovascular illnesses.Desirable Qualifications1.Training and experience in cardiology preferred2.ACLS and PALS CertificationUniversity 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.Please mail, fax or email your cover letter and CV to: Kelly Waters, Cardiology, Box 356422, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle WA 98195-6422, Phone: (206) 616-1040, Fax: 206-616-4847, and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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