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Teaching Associate, Advance Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) - Nuclear Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiology

Title: Teaching Associate, Advance Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) - Nuclear Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one full-time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) at the rank of Teaching Associate to join the growing Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine service at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022.  School of Medicine faculty members have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30).

The University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Molecular Imaging/Nuclear Medicine section is based at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, South Lake Union Campus. This rapidly growing service provides nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapy services and offers clinical trial opportunities for SCCA patients in an outpatient setting. The clinical PET/CT and general nuclear medicine imaging services have experienced steady growth for the past 5 years. Under the leadership of the Director of Molecular Imaging at SCCA, Dr. Delphine Chen, the clinical therapy practice has more than doubled in volume, with a rapidly growing Lu-177 dotatate service, recent opening of the I-131 thyroid cancer service, and impending opening of the PSMA-targeted therapy service. Consultation services for both patients and providers have also expanded significantly, leading to highly collaborative, multidisciplinary participation of nuclear medicine in the oncology practice at SCCA. Multiple diagnostic and therapy radiopharmaceutical clinical trials are also run or supported by the SCCA nuclear medicine service. Finally, with the impending expansion of the SCCA, the addition of a PET/MR and additional PET/CT and SPECT/CT cameras will further increase clinical volumes and provide ample opportunities for clinical and translational research. As a result of this rapid growth, the SCCA seeks to add an APP to support this growing service.

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Perform initial consultations with therapy patients either as shared visits or independently under the supervision of nuclear medicine faculty, primarily Dr. Delphine Chen, who cover the SCCA therapy service.
  • Provide patient education on radiopharmaceutical therapies.
  • Evaluate and manage ontreatment and post-treatment side effects from radiopharmaceutical therapies with a focus on managing acute side effects.
  • Perform care coordination tasks in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine Therapy Coordinator, staff, and Oncology teams.
  • Assist with medical decision making for diagnostic nuclear medicine patients, including handling reactions and assessing adequacy of patient preparation for nuclear medicine and PET scans.
  • Draft preliminary PET and other nuclear medicine imaging study reports under radiologist supervision (will receive training for this).
  • Participate in patient review conferences, tumor boards, and other clinical team meetings.
  • Participate in and support molecular imaging research involving investigational diagnostic and therapy radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Share call responsibilities with the attending faculty for SCCA therapy patients.

The University of Washington (UW) is the nation’s top public educational and research institution. The School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants. Our hospitals consistently rank among the very best for patient care in the nation, as does the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for cancer care delivery. The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and high impact in the field of Diagnostic Imaging. Our academic enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises.

Seattle is a cosmopolitan city set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. It is famous for its vibrant downtown neighborhoods and many cultural strengths – consistently ranked among the top urban areas for quality of life. Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • 1 year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Medical Oncology preferred 
  • Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.
  • Washington state & DEA licensure required.
  • ACLS required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required. 
  • EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE


Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process:  Updated CV, Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Address inquiries to:

Delphine L. Chen, MD                                  

Professor of Radiology, University of Washington

Wil B. Nelp, MD Endowed Professorship in Nuclear Medicine

Director of Molecular Imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

1144 Eastlake Ave E, # LG2-200

Seattle, WA 98109

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