Join Harborview Medical Center as Advanced Practice Provider - ARNP, Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant ("Healthcare Specialist") for Neuro Critical Care. Supervision: The APP (Advanced Practice Provider), ARNP or PA, will work under the supervision of the NCCS attending Staff that includes Anesthesia, Neurology and Pulmonary/Critical Care PhysiciansPatient population: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Acute Ischemic Stroke, Seizure and Status Epilepticus, Isolated Traumatic Brain Injuries, Neuromuscular disorders, Brain Tumors, CNS infections, hypoxemic-ischemic encephalopathy, Spinal Cord Injury and post-operative spine patientsResponsibilities:1. Patient Care:- Admit new patients (including writing admit note, initial assessments/plans, placing admission order sets)- Participate in daily morning and afternoon rounds- Daily Care: evaluating and managing ICU patients, writing daily progress notes and formulating/implementing plans- Daily sign out with acute care services (ortho spine, neurosurgery and neurology services) for patients leaving the unit- ICU Checklist: on morning rounds complete the daily checklist for each patient to ensure proper care and communication with nursing staff- Facilitate family meetings and participate in goal of care discussions as appropriate - You will carry a service pager and admission phone and be responsible as "first call" to your daily patient load (typically 4-8 patients but varies based on census).- Participate in day and night coverage (see work hours below)2. Procedures- Central Venous Catheters - Arterial Lines- Bronchoscopy- Lumbar Punctures- Point of Care Ultrasound3. Quality Improvement and Research- Monthly QI meetings and ongoing quality improvement projects. APPs are expected to actively engage in research and QI projects- Monthly case presentations and Journal clubs that are lead by the APP with Physician support/mentoring4. Work Hours- Self-scheduling: 12-hour shifts (6am to 6pm)- 6 shifts in a 2-week pay period- Night shift requirements: (6pm to 6am) approximately 24-30 nights a year.Weekends: YesNight Coverage: YesOn Call: NoAs 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.
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.