The University Of Washington Department Of Radiation Oncology is looking for a full-time Teaching Associate/Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) for the University of Washington Gamma Knife Center at Harborview Medical Center. This position is on a 12-month service period for a faculty position with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2018.
A Gamma Knife Center ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management for patients at Harborview Medical Center. He or she will follow patients before and after their procedures, including providing moderate sedation during the procedure, medical supportive care, post-procedural care, as well as long-term surveillance. The ARNP/PA-C will also be involved in the evaluation of patients for other forms of radiation treatment as medically appropriate and work collaboratively with the team members from various specialties 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 his or her scope of practice and collaborate effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered care. We are looking for applicants who:
excel in communication and clinical skills necessary for ensuring optimal patient care outcomes in a complex care environment.
are respectful and ethical in interactions with staff and patients.
practice evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and palliative care needs of patients with cancer and other CNS diseases.
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 for consideration of Gamma Knife radiosurgery or other forms of treatment as medically appropriate.
Provides supportive care during the procedure with moderate sedation as medical appropriate.
Understands the biology and natural history of common cancers.
Provides patient education about the natural history and available treatments for a variety of CNS disorders.
Understands the biology and natural history of more benign tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
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 team.
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.
Teaches and mentors new ARNP or PA-C staff & PA and/or NP students and Medical and Physics Residents.
Carries out 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 engages in teaching, research, and service.
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.
ACLS and Moderate Sedation Credentials will be required.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and a current CV to the link below. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Jason Rockhill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jason Rockhill, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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