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Teaching Associate - Cardiovascular Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (2 positions), Surgery

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Surgery

Title: Teaching Associate - Cardiovascular Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (2 positions), Surgery

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Position Description

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, invite applications for two Advanced Practice Provider fellow positions in a one-year Cardiovascular Fellowship program. This position is open to Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners) and will provide a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate, on a twelve-month service period, with an anticipated start date of November 1st, 2023. Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms.  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

About the Fellowship

The UWMC Cardiovascular Advanced Practice (CV APP) Fellowship prepares postgraduate APPs (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners) to utilize evidenced-based practice and develop specialized skills to care for chronic and acutely ill patients across the continuum of cardiovascular specialty and subspecialty areas.

The UWMC CV APP Fellowship is an intense, highly structured, comprehensive program through which newly licensed APPs will acquire in depth cardiovascular knowledge, advanced skills, and mentorship to deliver safe, quality care that meets standards of practice at a quaternary medical center.

The Fellowship is designed for self-motivatedeagerskilled, and knowledgeable newly licensed graduates who excelled in their APP training and now wish to build upon those skills in a high acuity medical center.

The Fellowship includes 12-months of practice-based experiences and didactic activities to promote professional development in cardiovascular care. The 2023/2024 CV APP Fellowship will begin on November 1, 2023 and complete on October 31, 2024. Given the licensing and credentialing process, applicants must anticipate having completed national certification examinations by August 31, 2023.

Fellowship Curriculum

  • The fellow will have practice-based experiences and participate in didactic learning activities in the following areas:
    • Advanced Heart Failure - inpatient and outpatient
    • Heart transplantation - inpatient and outpatient
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery - inpatient and outpatient
    • Electrophysiology
    • Structural Heart Disease
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Cardiology Critical Care
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care
  • The fellow will develop skills and experience in performing:
    • Cardiovascular exam
    • Developing patient focused treatment plans
    • Point of care echocardiography
    • Management of ventricular assist devices
    • Presenting teaching conferences or educational rounds
  • The fellow will develop an in depth understanding of cardiovascular health care topics including:
    • Issues related to the care of frail elderly and vulnerable populations with cardiovascular disease
    • Drug safety and pharmacologic management of cardiovascular disease
    • Equitable allocation of limited health care resources in the treatment of cardiovascular disease
    • APP scope of practice in highly specialized areas of care
    • Interprofessional team collaboration and best practice standards

Salary and Benefits

Fellows are employed as Teaching Associates within the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The base salary range for this position will be: $6,667 per month ($80,004 annually) consistent with national standards for Post Graduate Fellowships, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Other compensation associated with this position may include payments for vacancy coverage or premiums for factors such as acuity, nights, call should they apply to service. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available at:


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Eligible for ARNP or PA licensure.
  2. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
  3. Effective interpersonal, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
  4. Training and experience in the provision of cardiovascular care including initial assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of patients.


The following documents must be submitted by May 1, 2023 via Interfolio.

  1. Letter of Interest discussing your interest in pursuing the fellowship, future career goals and relevant background which has prepared you to be successful in a rigorous fellowship program.
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three professional references - both email and telephone number. Letters of recommendation are not needed. Please include your current ARNP/PA program director and a supervisor from your most recent employer.

For selected applicants, ZOOM interviews will be held in June 2023. Positions will be offered to successful applicants by Friday, June 30, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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