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Teaching Associate, Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP/PA-C) - Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Position Overview


School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Teaching Associate, Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP/PA-C) - Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Position Details


Position Description

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment. Women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and individuals from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information regarding our commitment and to see our values in action, please visit: https://obgyn.uw.edu/diversity/diversity.

The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is looking for a full-time Teaching Associate/Advanced Practice Provider (ARNP or PA-C) for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. This position is on a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2022.

Position Responsibilities

An ARNP/PA-C is a certified physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides evaluation and medical management to Gynecology Oncology patients at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake. The ARNP/PA-C would follow patients during their chemotherapy and radiation, providing medical supportive care, postoperative care, as well as surveillance after completion of treatment. The ARNP/PA-C would work collaboratively with the treatment team to coordinate care of their patients. All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and under the supervision of an attending physician.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The ARNP/PA-C functions within their scope of practice and collaborates effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered care. 

  • Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment. 
  • Respectful and ethical in their interactions with staff and patients alike. 
  • Skilled clinicians, providing evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and palliative care needs of patients with cancer. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate information about disease processes, treatments, and management of treatment toxicities to patients and family caregivers. 

Scope of Work

  • Performs complex and problem-focused H & P’s
  • Understands the biology and natural history of common cancers.  Provides patient education about the natural history and available treatment
  • Evaluates and manages on-treatment and post-treatment side effects, as well as long-term surveillance and survivorship issues.
  • Performs procedures according to licensure, credentialing, and scope of practice
  • Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of care. 
  • Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research
  • Communicates changes in patient’s health status to the patient’s primary oncologist
  • Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
  • Actively participates in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms and standing orders.
  • Documents patient care data in accordance with the UWP policies
  • Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the cancer patient. Provides support to patients by participating in patient and/or family teaching, counseling and rehabilitation as well as referring patients to community agencies to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
  • Teach and mentor new ARNP or PA-C staff  & PA and/or NP students
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates will be expected to provide medical services at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals, train residents, and medical students, and make academic contributions to the field.

The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology and 8SE Oncology clinic team are committed to hiring an inclusive team with diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability.  

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant Licensure.
  • Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or accredited PA program and licensure as an ARNP or PA-C.
  • Nationally certified ARNP/PA-C with DEA.
  • Experience working with high risk patients and clinical teaching experience.
  • Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in patient care.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with educational background, experience, and career goals.
  • Previous APP experience of at least 1-2 years necessary.
  • Prior experience in Women’s Health and/or Oncology highly desired.

Instructions

Applicants should apply by uploading a letter of interest and a current CV electronically through Interfolio. Inquires can be sent to Ms. Bowden at bowdec@uw.edu. Letters of interest should be addressed to Dr. Heidi Gray.

Heidi Gray, M.D., Search Committee Chair

Professor and Chief, Gynecologic Oncology

University of Washington School of Medicine

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195-6460

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.

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