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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 181736
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/28/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $8144/mo - $12,744/mo DOE  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: We offer an excellent benefits package.
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Join Harborview Medical Center as an Advanced Practice Provider - ARNP, Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant for Medical Intensive Care Unit / Critical Care Outreach Team


The APP (Advanced Practice Provider), ARNP or PA, will work under the supervision of the Attending Physician on service and work collaboratively with physicians in post-graduate training programs (i.e. residents and fellows in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine)

Patient population:

Critically ill patients with complex medical, surgical or neurological problems. Typical issues may include respiratory failure, ARDS (including extracorporeal life support), sepsis, cardiac arrest and complications of chronic medical conditions.

Harborview is the county hospital for King County in Seattle, WA and serves patients from diverse backgrounds including marginalized populations (e.g. inmates, immigrants, persons experiencing homelessness) and is also the main referral center for advanced medical and surgical care within the WWAMI region.

Responsibilities to include:

(Note: responsibilities may evolve over time depending on the needs of the service, demand in other critical care services and outreach roles)

1. Patient Care:

- Admit new patients (e.g. write admission note, develop initial assessments/plans, place admission orders in EMR)

- Provide frontline coverage for admitted patients (e.g. cross-cover / manage patients admitted by other providers; either daytime or nighttime)

- Participate in daily morning and afternoon rounds (e.g. present updated clinical information and problem-based plan of care on multidisciplinary ICU rounds, share tasks with other members of ICU team such as completion of daily rounding checklist, entering orders in EMR, documenting, etc.)

- Daily management of ICU patients (e.g. evaluate and manage ICU patients, write daily progress notes, formulate and implement plans of care, communicate with consultants, update family/caregiver daily, work collaboratively with other members of multidisciplinary team including physicians in training)

- Facilitate transitions of care to other service lines (e.g. documentation and direct hand-off for discharge from ICU to Acute Care, skilled nursing facility, surgical/anesthesia services for OR cases)

- Participate in family meetings and discussions of goals of care as member of critical care team

- Participate with team in critical care outreach activities for patients on Acute Care, Emergency Department or other ICU services depending on clinical need (e.g. responding to Code Blue, Rapid Responses, support other ICU services with high clinical loads)

- Potential to work in other ICUs within HMC depending on clinical need (e.g. Neurocritical Care)

- Clinical work will involve both day and night coverage (see work hours below)

2. Procedures

- Assist or perform bedside procedures for hospitalized patients (e.g. central venous catheters, arterial lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, point of care ultrasound, etc.) under the direction and supervision of the attending physician.

- Procedures may be referred from Medical ICU patients or patients on other clinical units (e.g. Hospital Medicine, Surgical services)

3. Quality Improvement, Research and Scholarship

- APPs are expected to be active participants in research, QI projects and regular QI meetings

o Ideally participation involves contributing to (or initiating) projects that leverage existing resources and ongoing initiatives that will result in measureable improvements in processes of care and/or scholarly output (e.g. presentation, publication, etc.)

o Mentorship is available from faculty and staff

- Attendance and participation in educational conferences

4. Work Hours

- 12-hour shifts (7am to 7pm)

- 6 shifts in a 2-week pay period

Weekends: Yes

Night Coverage: Yes

Holidays:  Yes

On Call: No
Nurse Practitioner:

- Masters or Doctorate Degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing

- AND Washington State Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License with prescriptive privileges

- AND National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant:

- Licensure as a Physicians Assistant in the State of Washington

- AND national certification from a national certifying body (NCCPA)

BLS/ACLS certification required

Applicant must be eligible to receive hospital staff appointments for adjunct staff membership by the Organized Medial Staff of the hospital under Medical Staff By-Laws for hospital-based positions.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The 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.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2020-09-01 Expires: 2020-12-03

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