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Req #: 197206


Posting Date: 10/14/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $8144mo - $12,744/mo DOE

Shift: First Shift

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant ("APP") - Inpatient Orthopedics (Spine and Trauma). Harborview Hospital is seeking a full time Orthopedic Advanced Practice Provider to join its inpatient spine and trauma practice. This position is designed to primarily support the hospitals spine team but will also cross cover trauma patients when needed. Training will be provided. The orthopedic APP will have responsibility for the care of in-patients 7 days a week including some weekends and holidays. There is no OR time or clinic duties. Currently evenings and nights are not part of the schedule, but this may change in the future. The orthopedic APP will have general independence and decision-making responsibility in the care of the orthopedic patient on the inpatient units, under the guidance of the attending physicians, and in consultation with Fellows and residents. The orthopedic APP works in collaboration with the care coordinators, and social workers to discharge patients safely and efficiently. General administrative supervision is under the direction of the Assistant Director of ARNPs and PAs (APPs), and clinical supervision is under the direction of the medical director. The APP is responsible for coordination of direct patient care, documentation of care delivered, adherence to hospital and nursing policies, procedures, and practice standards. They provide clinical expertise and education to patients and staff. The APPs participate in research and teaching programs. Harborview (HMC) is the only level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. HMC is owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed Board of Trustees, and managed by the University of Washington (UW). Harborview serves as one of the training sites for the UW School of Medicine, Medex and School of Nursing programs and is a public/safety-net hospital for our diverse community. We provide high quality, state-of-the art advanced health care for all. Duties include: Evaluate and treat admitted orthopedic patients and be available for consult to patients admitted to other departments and floors. They work with Attending physicians, fellows, and residents to provide care Work collaboratively with nursing leadership to ensure timely communications with the nursing staff. Round with teams and collaborate with residents on daily tasks needed such as ordering labs, suture removal, wound care, drain removal, x-ray ordering, ordering consults and follow up Provide education and updates to patients and family members regarding care plan Recognize and evaluate situations which call for immediate attention and when necessary, institute emergency procedures. Prescribes medical equipment, devices, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services. Prescribes in-patient and discharge medications including controlled substances with DEA authorization. Works collaboratively with the attending physician, consulting physician(s), and other disciplines to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that maximizes individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes. Facilitates the continuity of care across the continuum of services, e.g. home care, other facilities, appointments with MDs etc. Review and update protocols in collaboration with physician. Serves as a clinical expert and resource for the education of peers and other health professionals. REQUIREMENTS: Requirements: • Nurse Practitioner: - Must be an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP). - Masters or Doctorate Degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing - AND Washington State Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License with prescriptive privileges - AND National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner • Physician Assistant: - Licensure as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Washington - AND national certification from a national certifying body (NCCPA) • BLS certification required

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.