Cardiology – Teaching Associate (NN20434)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Medicine

Title : Teaching Associate

Search Number : NN20434

Position Details

Advanced Heart Failure Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplant Advanced Practice Provider

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine


One Full-time (100% FTE) faculty position, Teaching Associate/ARNP or PA

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Advanced Practice Provider


Faculty Appointment:  The position of Teaching Associate/ARNP or PA without tenure ( JCC 0169) in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine is a one-year appointment, renewable annually.

Job Description:

The MCS Advance Practice Providers (APP) is a member of the inter-professional team that provides care to patients with advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant across the continuum of care. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high-quality care to both inpatients and outpatients. The position requires a background and education necessary to obtain appropriate clinical privileges, including initial and ongoing assessment of the patient’s medical, physical, and psychosocial status. This is a teaching associate position in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology.


Reports to: Medical Director, MCS Program and the Chief of Cardiology

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Current licensure as an ARNP or  PA-C  in Washington State
  2. Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program, or foreign equivalent.
  3. Nationally certified ARNP/PA with DEA
  4. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with chronic and acute cardiovascular illnesses.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Training and experience in cardiology, specifically heart failure management preferred
  2. Mechanical Circulatory Support experience
  3. ACLS Certification


 APP Duties:


Patient Care:

  • The APP provides care of patients on the inpatient and outpatient services. These patients will include the following: Advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support (short-term and durable devices) and heart transplantation. The APP will provide consultative care for patients cared for by CT ICU, CCU, and floor Cardiology services.
    1. Pre-round on patients prior to interdisciplinary rounds. Pre-rounding involves physically seeing patients, especially those patients who may need urgent attention in order to execute the plan of the day with the most accurate data.
    2. Prioritize based upon pre-round assessments the order of rounds, based on patient acuity.
    3. Consultative care to include: obtaining a comprehensive history, performing a thorough physical examination, developing a differential diagnosis incorporating history, exam findings, and diagnostic evaluation.
    4. Present patient on rounds and work with members of the team to generate a plan of care.
    5. Write timely and accurate notes.
    6. Attend afternoon briefs.
    7. Request and follow-up on consultations with primary services
    8. Initiate transitions of care and coordinate transfer to other services as part of the discharge planning process
    9. Lead, monitor, and reinforce practice guidelines and promote the use of clinical care maps and standardized protocols.
    10. Educate staff, fellows, other APPs, patients, and families
    11. Participate in care conferences and family meetings
    12. Acquire, maintain, and apply current knowledge of the practice of advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.


1) Communicate pertinent clinical information in a timely manner

2) Facilitate collaboration

3) Promote and enhance communication with patients, family members, and members of the interdisciplinary team

4) Provide accurate and timely verbal hand-offs.

5) Serve as a point person for communications with consulting services for assigned patient panel

6) Communicate in a professional and respectful manner, at all times, with all members of the health care team whether through verbal, email, or text communication

7) Provide accurate and timely order entry via ORCA CPOE

8) Practice and promote the practice of communication with TeamSTEPPS elements with all interprofessional team members


1) Participate in research and lead quality initiatives

2) Provide education and mentorship to 5SE/5SA/5NE staff, fellows, residents, nurses, patients, and families

3) Participate in UW-based professional committees

4) Thoughtfully and accurately present relevant clinical data in a problem-based format when rounding or in identifying critical changes that need appropriate and timely follow up

5) Report critical changes in a timely manner

6) Follow UWMC Professional Behavior Policy and Patients are First Guidelines

7) Attend Monthly Cardiology APP meetings, Cardiology Grand Rounds, MCS Faculty meeting, quarterly Faculty meeting, MCS Clinical Ops meeting, Advanced Heart Failure Selection Committee

8) Collaborate with physician colleagues in identifying patients for clinical trials

SCOPE AND HOURS OF WORK the below is what is stated in the HF ARNP AD:

Following a training period of 30 – 90 days (depending on background, previous training and experience), the candidate will participate in daily rounds, and medical care of inpatient heart failure, MCS and transplant patients.  This APP will work a full-time schedule and collaborate with attending physician, fellows, residents, fellow APPs and multi-disciplinary team. The chosen candidate will be expected to attend Heart Transplant Conference on Thursday morning, MCS operations meeting on Thursday afternoon and Cardiology Grand Rounds on Friday morning.

Application Instructions:

Please mail, fax or email your cover letter and CV to:  Kelly Waters, Cardiology, Box 356422, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195-6422, Phone: 206-616-1040, Fax: 206-616-4847, email:

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.