Join Harborview Medical Center's Specialty Clinics (7MB) as a General Surgery Healthcare Specialist ARNP; Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant ("Healthcare Specialist"). This position is 100% FTE, full-time. As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. RESPONSIBLE TO: Administratively to the clinic practice manager or health care specialist lead; Medically to the clinic medical director SUMMARY: The Ambulatory Care Health Care Specialist (HCS) has two classifications:* Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) * Physicians Assistant (PA-C)Responsible To:Administratively to the clinic practice manager or health care specialist lead; medically to the clinic medical director.Job Description/Summary:This NP/PA candidate will be responsible for independently managing a cohort of General Surgery patients in the outpatient clinic. These high acuity patients require ongoing comprehensive medical/surgical care, wound assessment, and medication management. You will work collaboratively with attending physicians, residents, staff nurses, patient care coordinators, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers to enhance the quality of care provided to a high risk and safety net population.Job Responsibilities:1. Team Leader for General Surgery Clinic and transition from acute hospital care.2. Outpatient Clinic (4 and 1/2 days per week)3. Performs pre and post-operative assessments4. Dressing changes, removal of drains, wound vac management5. Attend and participate as a member of General Surgery committee (Quarterly).6. Attend Division faculty meetings7. Attend General Surgery Grand Rounds 8. Primary clinic contact for CCNs and appointing hospital discharge follow-up9. Medical consult to CCNs and General Surgery inpatient teams to help arrange timely follow up at time of hospital discharge.10. Support General Surgery Clinic RN visits for surgical patients11. Provide education as needed for inpatient nursing as needed and pertains to General Surgery patients12. Precept ARNP students13. Round with the in-patient General Surgery team as available14. Participate with General Surgery team meetings; participate in discussions to resolve and/or anticipate process constraints and patient care scenarios15. Monthly rounding meeting with General Surgery Clinic manager16. Quarterly meetings with HCS directorGeneral Responsibilities:* Maintains customer service competencies. * Provides comprehensive assessments of complex/specialized patients, and when appropriate, their families. * Maintains the care of a "panel" of patients in the assigned clinical area. * Obtains and records medical histories, performs physical examinations, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, establishes diagnosis and follows current standards of practice for prescribing medications and/or establishing treatment protocols. Recognizes own limitations and consults when appropriate. * Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment and works in collaboration with the physician to develop management and treatment plans. * Documents findings, reports and plans of care including needed patient education and appropriate follow up of care in the medical record. * Performs efficiently during emergency situations, using sound judgment and following established protocol. * May perform minor surgical procedures, such as suturing lacerations and incision and drainage of abscesses, including administration of local anesthesia. * Participates in the QA and process improvement activities of the clinic. Shares in the improvement in quality of patient care through participation in committees, implementation of new trends in nursing or medical care, and by contributing suggestions for improvement in organized delivery of care. * Participates in an interdepartmental effort to facilitate a safe environment for staff and patient care. * Follows clinic standards on the use of safety equipment and regulations for personnel (i.e., blood borne pathogens, TB, etc.). * Assists in the training of various levels of health care professionals. * Delegates tasks and duties for the purpose of coordinating effective and efficient health care. * Develops and maintains relationships with clinic staff, clinic manager, clinic medical director, interdisciplinary patient care teams and other hospital staff to ensure maximizing positive department and employee relationships. * Utilizes appropriate lines of authority to maintain effective communication. * Supports and advocates the mission and objectives of the medical center and division and assists in interpreting these to patients, visitors and the community. * Demonstrates professional responsibility and leadership through participation in hospital, University and professional opportunities. * Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work related experiences and educational opportunities. * Demonstrates understanding of laws applicable to clinical practice. * Performs Other Related Duties As Assigned. * See clinic job description for specific knowledge/skills requirements and clinic specific scope of care statement for ages and descriptions of populations served. CORE VALUE COMPETENCIES:* Quality of work * Mission centered professional practice * Interpersonal and customer service skills * Integrity and compassion * Patient care advocacy * Team work/collaborative practice * Patient/family satisfaction/customer service * Respect for patient confidentiality * Quality of customer service REQUIREMENTS: Licensure as either an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Washington or a Physician's Assistant (PA) in the State of Washington, or equivalent legal license/certification; must be eligible to receive hospital staff appointments for adjunct staff membership by the organized medical staff of the hospital under Medical Staff By-Laws for Hospital-based positions.
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