Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition – Teaching Associate (NN17315)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Medicine

Title : Teaching Associate

Search Number : NN17375

Position Details

Inpatient Glycemic Control Consult Service UWMC

The Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, has one 1.0 FTE, full-time Position for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) on the Glycemic Control Consult Service. This is a Teaching Associate position (job class code 0169) on a 12-month, annual appointment.

The ARNP/PA is a member of the Glycemic Control Consult Service providing consultation to medical teams, patients and families, and nursing staff. The APP is responsible for providing Glycemic Control Consult Services independently and collaboratively with appropriate privileges, including initial and ongoing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patient’s medical, physical and psychosocial status.

1. Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure and APP (ARNP/PA Licensure).
2. Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or PA-C Program. Nationally certified APP with DEA.
3. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
4. Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with orthopedic conditions requiring inpatient services.
5. Training and experience in Diabetes Care and inpatient Glycemic Control management preferred.
6. Certification as an Advanced Diabetes Management ARNP or PA and critical care experience preferred

1. Provides timely initial patient and family assessment for Glycemic Control Consult Service requests.
2. Attends Glycemic Control Consult Service meetings with attending MD and in collaboration with the treating medical team.
3. Facilitates surveillance activities to proactively offer consultative services to primary teams.
4. Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Glycemic Control Consult Service interventions.
5. Collaborates with the attending MD, PCP, and other providers to insure coordination and continuity of care across settings and over time.
6. Attends appropriate clinical meetings to serve as a resource for staff and providers.
7. Facilitates collaboration with the Outpatient Diabetes Care Clinic to insure continuity of care.
8. Provides patient and/or family with health education, counseling and referrals to other health professionals and community resources as appropriate.
9. Participates as a key member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of collaborative and innovative practices and evaluation of patient care outcomes.
10. Evaluates quality outcomes for the Glycemic Control Consult Service through participation in the development of quality indicators.
1) The Glycemic Control Consult Service APP maintains excellent interpersonal skills to execute the UWMC Glycemic Control Consult Service Best Practice Model.
a) Establishes a therapeutic relationship by imparting a commitment to care for the patient and family through the acute illness and beyond.
b) Connects with the patient and family by eliciting the patient/family perspective and validating the value of that perspective using strong empathic listening skills.
c) Communicates a sense of caring and openness.
d) Communicates effectively with patients and families, appreciating cultural and socioeconomic disparities.
2) The Glycemic Control Consult Service APP provides clinical consultation in all the domains of Glycemic Control Consult Service.
a) Patient/family/provider communication about disease and treatment and how it relates to patient values, priorities, and goals of care across the spectrum of care.
b) Articulates recommendations to colleagues appropriate specific to current standards of practice, individualized goals in accordance with shared outcomes by the primary service.
3) The Glycemic Control Consult Service APP collaborates with the primary team.
a) Makes individualized Glycemic Control Consult Service recommendations
b) Contributes to the plan of care.
c) Prescribes medications in accordance with the primary service.
d) Orders diagnostics/treatments as needed after collaboration with the primary team.
e) Promotes a collaborative approach to decision making.
f) Participates in discharge planning meetings to identify and propose solutions for barriers to discharge.
4) The Glycemic Control Consult Service APP participates in educational opportunities for UW SOM students, SON students, UWMC staff.
a) Participates as faculty in formal Glycemic Control Consult Service.
b) Assists in training of medical students and residents and fellows on the Consult Service team as well as on the primary medical teams.
c) Precepts students individually.
5) The Glycemic Control Consult Service APP participates in Glycemic Control Consult Service program improvement, to optimize the quality, safety, and value of Glycemic Control Consult Service.
a) Participates with colleagues throughout UW Medicine and the community on Glycemic Control Consult management.
b) Participates with UWMC colleagues on Glycemic Control Consult Service program development for specific populations (MICU/SICU).
c) Participates with interagency colleagues on Glycemic Control Consult Service program development across inpatient, outpatient, and community agencies.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to:
Christine Shinakov
Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St., Box 356426
Seattle, WA 98195-6422
Phone: 206-543-2842