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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

This recruitment offers a $10,000 Signing Bonus to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Medical Center - Montlake Heart Institute has an outstanding opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) to join our Cardiac Transplant team. The APPs ensure that heart transplant recipients are treated with appropriate immunosuppressive and anti-infective therapies, do not have signs and symptoms of infection, rejection, and are optimally medically managed to prevent complications and hospitalizations. The APPs optimize goal directed medical heart failure therapies in patients with AHF including evaluating and treating patients with acute decompensated heart failure, clinically relevant atrial or ventricular arrhythmias and maintenance of chronic advanced medical heart failure therapies.

Full-time (100% FTE), Outpatient Ambulatory APP, Day Shift 40 hrs/week


  • Collaborate with an inter-professional team including APPs, cardiologists, nurses, medical assistants (MAs) and clinic schedulers to provide high quality and safe, patient- and family-centered care in a premier institution
  • Independently and collaboratively provide comprehensive care to 4-6 advanced heart failure or heart transplant patients in each of eight 4-hour blocks weekly (based on 1.0 FTE) in the outpatient setting
  • Diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic heart failure, heart transplant, and heart failure-related illness
  • Order and interpret pertinent laboratory and diagnostic imaging in a timely manner
  • Prescribe and titrate diagnostic, pharmacologic and therapeutic interventions, including immunosuppressive medications
  • Communicate in a professional, timely and respectful manner with all members of the health care team whether through verbal, email or secure text communication
  • Educate team members including physicians, nurses, MAs, patients and families on AHF therapy and heart transplant needs and management
  • Document per Heart Institute Standards via EPIC
  • Participate in quality improvement projects and process improvement activities
  • Participate in and support the Division of Cardiology's education, research and quality initiatives
  • Provide education and mentorship to fellow team members, staff, nurses and students alike
  • Attend weekly Cardiology Grand Rounds, clinical case conferences and quarterly faculty meetings
  • Follow University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Professional Behavior Policy and Procedures

    Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate Degree from and accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program, or foreign equivalent
  • Current and valid state Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant licensure for PA-C
  • Nationally certified ARNP/PA with DEA
  • Highly reliable, flexible provider with proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of cardiology patients
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written
  • Basic computer knowledge and command of basic personal computer skills

    Ideal Qualifications:
  • Training and experience in cardiology including heart failure, cardiac transplant
  • ACLS Certification
  • Well versed in EPIC

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The 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.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - UWMC - HEART INTITUTE CARDIAC TRANSPLANT , Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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