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Teaching Associate - Cardiothoracic Surgery Inpatient ARNP or PA-C (2 positions)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Surgery

Title: Teaching Associate - Cardiothoracic Surgery Inpatient ARNP or PA-C (2 positions)

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Position Description

The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington is seeking two (2) full-time Cardiothoracic Surgery Inpatient Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants. The Inpatient Cardiothoracic Surgery Service Advanced Practice Providers (APP) are members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, residents, fellows, and RNs providing ICU and acute care services to patients and families.  The successful candidates will be responsible for providing independent and collaborative patient management throughout the continuum of inpatient care from admission to the CT ICU through discharge to the outpatient setting.  The positions provide a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate in the Department of Surgery, on a twelve-month service period with an anticipated start date in Spring 2021. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work on a dedicated cardiothoracic inter-professional team with other established APPs, critical care physicians from the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic surgeons, and Mechanical Circulatory support providers. 
  2. Perform bedside ICU and Acute Care procedures
  3. Provide a full spectrum of care for Cardiothoracic patients
  4. Participate in the education of nursing staff and surgical residents
  5. Participate in quality improvement projects and process improvement activities for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  6. Performs other related duties as required


  1. Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant licensure for PA-C
  2. Graduate Degree from and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or accredited Physician Assistant Program
  3. Nationally certified ARNP/PA with DEA
  4. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment
  5. Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgical procedures.
  6. ACLS Certification
  7. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  8. Basic computer knowledge and command of basic personal computer skills


Candidates should submit their application via Interfolio with cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

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